Donor: Koch Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: United States
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 01.05.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 1.500$
Total available budget: 7.000.000$
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 100.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Education
  • Other
  • Religion & Faith

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

In 1979, the Koch Foundation was established by Carl and Paula Koch to fund evangelization activities of the Roman Catholic faith throughout the world. The Koch’s vision is “to strengthen and propagate the Roman Catholic faith by providing grant support for a wide variety of evangelization efforts.” Grants are only given to Roman Catholic organisations that propagate the faith. Grants are made for direct evangelization programs, preparation of evangelists, Roman Catholic schools in resource-poor areas, and where the schools are the principal means of evangelization, and a Roman Catholic presence in the media.

  • DIRECT EVANGELIZATION: The mission to proclaim the Gospel, which comes from a life-giving encounter with Christ and His Church, is provided by countless men and women who have dedicated their lives to sharing Christ with others. The Koch Foundation provides funding for Direct Evangelization programs and religious activities which directly support, strengthen, or spread the teaching of the Catholic faith. Included in this funding priority are: Mass Media and Catholic Schools.
  • PREPARATION OF EVANGELISTS: The Preparation of Evangelists is central to the mission of the Koch Foundation. From education and religious formation of men and women for missionary congregations, to the spiritual development of lay leaders, we assist programs that prepare individuals for the work of teaching as Jesus taught and sharing the wisdom of the Catholic faith.
  • CAPITAL EXPENDITURES:  The Koch Foundation will review projects for renovation or reconstruction of facilities within the United States and its territories. Projects must be able to show how the proposed renovation or reconstruction of facilities is needed to promote the Catholic faith. Projects with estimated costs exceeding $50,000 must demonstrate funding commitments of at least 50% of the total cost from sources other than the Koch Foundation and provide evidence of a signed construction proposal. Monies pledged but not actually received or contractually committed do not satisfy this requirement.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must be Catholic organisations as recognized by the Catholic hierarchy of Rome.

3) Location

They provide funding across the globe (i.e. Paraguay, Ukraine, Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Lithuania, Ecuador, Ghana, Belize).

4) Budget

The annual grant budget of the Foundation is around $7,000,000 for an average of 500 grants ranging from $1,500-$100,000 (average grant size $13,000).

5) Application

The Koch Foundation accepts Letters of Request from January 1st through May 1st of each year for funding the following year. LORs can be submitted via the Foundation’s website or by mail to the Foundation’s office. LORs must include a brief description of the project, cost, location and contact information of the organization applying. If the Board of Directors of the Foundation is interested in the project, an application is sent to the applying organization. All applications must be returned within 90 days of receipt. All applications are considered at the Foundation’s Board Meeting the following February. Notification of grant awards are mailed in March following the Board Meeting.

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