Catholic Campaign for Human Development
CCHD Mission Statement
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 promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education.
Founded in 1969, CCHD's pastoral strategy is empowerment of the poor through a methodology of participation and education for justice, leading toward solidarity between poor and non-poor as impelled by the Church's biblical tradition, modern Catholic social teaching, and the pervasive presence of poverty in the United States. This ministry for justice is rooted in our baptism and faith commitment.
The grants, economic development, and education for justice programs of the Campaign, implemented in collaboration with local dioceses, are supported from an annual collection in U.S. Catholic parishes.
-Approved by the USCCB-CCHD Committee, November 1992
MANDATE AND GOALS FOR THE SUBCOMMITTEE
The subcommittee is under the direction of, and acts in the name of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in advancing the social mission of the Church through the U.S. bishops anti-poverty campaign The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, in its mission of education, poverty awareness, capacity- and constituency-building, and in supporting and promoting its grants organizations of low-income communities.
This mandate includes the following areas of particular responsibility: On their own authority, approve grants in accordance with donor intent, and works collaboratively with the Committee on National Collections for the promotion and distribution of the annual appeal. Accountable to the standing committee for the use of funds related to the Appeal.
Key Mission Responsibilities
Assists the standing committee to develop national awareness of domestic poverty issues and the needs of those served by Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
and supports community-controlled, self-help anti-poverty
organizations, especially supporting, through its programs and grants, a
sense of ownership among the poor to take on the challenges of
bettering their lives and opportunities.
- 2.Acts in the name of the standing committee to coordinate, administer and approve the grant process for Catholic Campaign for Human Development appeal.
- 3.In collaboration with Committee on National Collections,
supports year-round promotion and outreach activities through
established diocesan networks to realize an annual increase in
collection revenues for the appeal.
- 4.Ensures accountability to the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in the use of funds.
grantee reports to ensure that they fulfill requirements and develops
annual report to donors and to the standing committee.
- 6.Assists the Committee on National Collections to explore and support the development of other non-collection sources of revenue.
- 7.Assists the Committee on National Collection develop best practices for promotion and use of funds.
Key Mission Relationships
- 1.With the Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development, National Collections and other USCCB Committees at the request of the standing committee.
- 2.With bishops and diocesan offices for the Appeal.
- 3.With grantee dioceses, parishes, and local organizations.
- 4.With national and international organizations at the request of the committee.