St. Joseph Foundation

On behalf of the Archbishop of Seattle, the St. Joseph Foundation sustains ministries and programs that support the spiritual, educational, and ministry needs of Catholics in Western Washington.

About the Foundation

Established on August 5, 2021, the St. Joseph Foundation is dedicated to connecting faith with charitable giving for the long-term support of the mission of the church and the Catholic community in Western Washington.

Grants are awarded twice a year based on the approval of the board of directors, once in the spring and once in the fall.

If you would like to donate to the foundation, set up a recurring gift, or if you have a question about making a donation, please contact Erin Oest-Larsen at 206-382-4563 or

Grant Guidelines | Grant Guidelines in Spanish

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Funding Priorities

Catholic Initiatives

To advance the beliefs, teachings and spirit of the Catholic Church, while supporting the spiritual and social needs of the Catholic community in Western WA. The Foundation supports not-for-profit Catholic organizations as well as general Archdiocesan needs.

Pastoral Ministries

To advance Archdiocesan pastoral ministries that support missionary discipleship, Catholic social teaching and other efforts to spread the Gospel. This includes special priorities such as the environmental initiatives outlined in Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si'.

Formation Education

To advance the continuing education and faith formation for lay ministers, deacons, seminarians, and priests in support of advancing the Mission of the Church in Western Washington.

St. Joseph Foundation Apply for a Grant

We support Catholic ministry and encourage Catholic non-profits in Western Washington to apply for funding. The next application period will close September 15, 2023.

Grant Guidelines | Grant Guidelines in Spanish | FAQ's

  • The Summer 2023 application window closed on September 15, 2023.
  • The board will meet on November 2, 2023.
  • We will notify applicants in November 2023.
  • We will open the application portal again on January 1, 2024.
  • Grant applications will be due by March 15, 2024.

Please email with any questions.

To learn more, please contact:

Erin Oest-Larsen, Chief Development Officer