In 1961, Bishop Ralph L. Hayes combined the needs of the universal Church and local initiatives to create the “Diocesan Volunteers and Latin America” collection. It addressed the spiritual needs of our neighbors to the South and partially funded the efforts of volunteers with connections to the Diocese of Davenport, principally in Latin America. Today, the spiritual needs of our Southern neighbors is supported by the Church in Latin America collection, while a new effort, the Diocesan Volunteer Program will encourage global solidarity and social change through small grants to Catholics in the Diocese volunteering for mission work. Initial funding will be residual funds from the Diocesan Volunteer and Latin America collection.
Grants are open to any Catholic or Parish within the 22 counties of the Diocese. We prefer that you complete online application. If you must use hard copy please see information below.
Mail application to:
Diocese of Davenport
Social Action Department
780 West Central Park Avenue
Davenport, IA 52804-1901
Or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org