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.
The Holy Father warmly received members of The Papal Foundation during their 2015 pilgrimage to Rome. He expressed his gratitude for their prayers and financial sacrifice in support of his charitable work. The Foundation’s annual commitment provides care for people in need and education and formation for the future leaders of the worldwide Church. Since 1988, the Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships for this purpose.