The Papal Foundation presented its first financial support to Pope (now Saint) John Paul II and the Holy See in April 1990.
Since then, the Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships to build the Church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people, young and old, around the world.
Our commitment today remains the same as it was in the beginning days: To walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church as we bring the love of Christ to a world in need.
February 18, 2015 – One of the Foundation’s first grants in 2015 went to a program in Storozhynetz, Ukraine. The Daughters of Charity have a mission there to provide medical care, clothing and spiritual support for disabled children and frail, elderly residents. The project is located in western Ukraine where political turmoil is still relatively quiet, however, the poverty and need is intense.
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