St. Joseph Foundation

On behalf of the Archbishop of Seattle, the St. Joseph Foundation supports the mission of the Catholic church by funding ministries and programs that support the spiritual, educational, physical and ministry needs of individuals 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.

Grant Guidelines | Grant Guidelines in Spanish | FAQ's

  • The application portal is now open!
  • The recent grant application period closed March 15, 2024.
  • The board will meet in April.
  • We expect to notify applicants in May.
  • The next grant application period will be July 1, 2024 through September 13, 2024.

Please email with any questions.

To learn more, please contact:

Erin Oest-Larsen, Chief Development Officer