Giving Tuesday Fundraising Opportunity – #iGiveCatholic

The goal of this initiative is to help mission dioceses participate in #iGiveCatholic on Giving Tuesday.

Catholic Extension sees the national #IGiveCatholic campaign as an opportunity for dioceses, parishes, and schools to each raise funds for specific projects in their diocese. 2021 will be the seventh Giving Tuesday and the growth in funds raised has expanded and grown each year. This initiative will require the diocese to commit to promote the program to all the parishes and schools in the diocese that want to participate and use the tools/materials provided by #iGiveCatholic in that process.

Catholic Extension will accept applications from dioceses that have not participated in the program and dioceses that have participated in the program. A preference will be given to dioceses that have not previously participated. We will be awarding 25 grants for the 2021 campaign.  If selected, the diocese will receive a $1,000 discounted rate from #iGiveCatholic, and a $3,500 grant from Catholic Extension to be used as follows: $1,500 towards the fee and an additional $2,000 for the diocese to use for promotional material or prizes.

About the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day

The following material is provided by #iGiveCatholic.

#iGiveCatholic is a Giving Day that kicks off the charitable season and invites the Catholic community to come together to celebrate the faith, give thanks and give back. The Giving Day is held on #GivingTuesday, a global day devoted to promoting generosity and kindness, and is always the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. #iGiveCatholic celebrates our unique Catholic heritage by raising awareness of and support for participating dioceses’ charitable, educational, and spiritual ministries. In 2021, #iGiveCatholic takes place on November 30, with an Advanced Giving phase which begins November 15. 

In 2020, the sixth year of the campaign raised more than $12.7 million nationwide for 2,600+ participating parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries representing 40 dioceses. The total number of online contributions was almost 53,000—gifts came from all 50 states and twelve countries outside of the U.S.

Total value of this Initiative per Diocese: $4,500

Program Information:


  1. Read and review the Program Guidelines document, linked above.
  2. Complete the online application form by the Extended Deadline of Friday, May 21, 2021.


Contact Tom Riordan, Director of Mission Partnerships, at 831-320-3571 or