Giving Day: Online Fundraising Assistance

The goal of this initiative is to help mission dioceses enhance their online fundraising abilities by participating in the national #iGiveCatholic Giving Day.

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. 2020 will be the sixth 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 2020 campaign.  If selected, the diocese will receive a $1,000 discounted rate from #iGiveCatholic, and a $2,500 grant from Catholic Extension to be used as follows: $1,500 towards the fee and an additional $1,000 for the diocese to use for promotional material or prizes

About the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day (the following material is provided by #iGiveCatholic)

Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, #iGiveCatholic is an online giving day that kicks off the charitable season and invites the Catholic community to come together to give thanks and give back. Declared “the most successful Catholic crowdfunding event to date” by the National Catholic Register, the #iGiveCatholic Giving Day rallies our sisters and brothers in celebration of our unique Catholic heritage by raising awareness of and support for participating archdioceses’ and dioceses’ charitable, educational, and spiritual ministries. We will celebrate our sixth annual day of Catholic giving on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, also known as #GivingTuesday, a global day devoted to giving.

In 2019, the fifth year of the campaign raised more than $7.4 million nationwide for 3,500+ participating parishes, schools, and nonprofit ministries representing 39 dioceses. The total number of online contributions was more than 39,500—gifts came from all 50 states and ten countries outside of the U.S.

Total value of this Initiative per Diocese: $3,500

Program Information:


  1. Read and review the Program Guidelines document, linked above.
  2. Complete the online application form by the deadline of Wednesday, April 22, 2020.


Contact Tom Riordan, Director of Mission Partnerships, at 831-645-2827 or