The Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities currently has three different grant options.
- The Apostolate Grant Program
- The St. Margaret of Castello Disability Ministry Grant
- The St. Dymphna Mental Health Ministry Grant
Apostolate Grant Program
Through the generosity of many people over the years, the Apostolate is able to offer grants to parishes and organizations of the Diocese of Madison to support the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the life of the Church. These funds are focused and restricted to the creation of programs, projects, and initiatives that will assist people with disabilities. The Apostolate wishes to support parishes who want to provide supportive services and/or create accessible facilities but are unable to cover all of the costs on their own. These efforts speak to the Gospel spirit that all are baptized persons are welcome and called to participate in the life of their Catholic parish, school, camp, or program. As of 2024, the grant program has awarded over two million dollars to parishes and programs across the diocese since the program’s inception in 2013.
To apply for this grant, scroll down this page, past the St. Margaret of Castello and Dymphna Grant applications to the “Apostolate Grant Program Application”
*All building projects must be reviewed by the Diocesan Building Commission before being considered for a grant.
Grants are awarded under the direction of the director of the Apostolate, with advice from the Apostolate Grant Committee, and with the approval of Bishop Donald Hying.
Contact us with questions.
The St. Margaret of Castello Grant is a $500 Grant intended for a parish disability celebration/Mass/ministry gathering, etc. This event should have the purpose of celebrating those with disabilities in your parish, give people with and without disabilities in the parish an opportunity to connect with one another, and include those with disabilities in the planning process. To apply for this grant, please fill out the form below.
St. Margaret of Castello Grant Application
$500 grant for parishes to host a disability celebration Mass, event, or awareness event aimed at connecting persons with disabilities to other parishioners.
The St. Dymphna Grant is a $500 grant which aids in the formation or continuation of a parish mental health ministry. Please fill out the form below if you are interested in receiving this grant.
St. Dymphna Grant Application
$500 grant for parishes to start or continue a mental health ministry