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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the U.S. Catholic bishops’ domestic anti-poverty and social justice program. It is the largest private funder of projects that empower the poor and seek to eliminate poverty and injustice. CCHD does this by helping local people organize a response to conditions that cause poverty in their own neighborhoods, funding grants to self-help projects and educating others about the root causes of poverty and Catholic social teaching.

The annual CCHD special collection is held in parishes the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Twenty-five percent of the money collected stays in the Diocese of Little Rock in the form of locally administered grants, which are distributed in July. Organizations seeking a local CCHD grant may apply online by May 31 each year.

The remainder of the collection is administered by the national CCHD office, which allocates larger grants. During its history, CCHD has provided thousands of grants nationwide, many in Arkansas, to self-help projects developed by grassroots groups of poor persons. The projects’ successes and the relationships developed have significantly changed the lives of the poor in our country. CCHD is supported solely by private donations. For more information, Contact Us.