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Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in America through the promotion and support of community-controlled self-help organizations. To learn more about the work of the USCCB to combat poverty, visit CCHD online at:


Founded in 1969, CCHD follows the pastoral strategy of empowerment of the poor through a methodology of participation and education for justice, leading towards solidarity between poor and non-poor. This is a stance impelled by the Church’s biblical tradition, modern Catholic Social Teaching, and the pervasive presence of poverty in the United States. This ministry of justice is rooted in our baptism and faith commitment.


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CCHD Annual Collection: November


The Catholic Campaign for Human Development Annual Collection is always held the weekend before Thanksgiving. This collection, taken up in the Sacramento Diocese and in all dioceses throughout the country, provides the funds for CCHD grants.



Apply for a CCHD Local Grant

Your non-profit may be eligible for a local grant this year from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. To learn more, visit:




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