Policies & Funding Guidelines
- Current Grant Criteria
- Students receiving scholarship support through the Catholic Schools Foundation must demonstrate financial need every year through FACTS Grant & Aid application.
- Please refer to the School Calendar for all CSF deadlines.
Funding Guidelines – Approved June 13, 2019
- A minimum of 80% of the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) discretionary allocation budget should be allotted for scholarship funds each year.
- The majority of funding should be directed to students at the elementary school level.
- Opportunities for internal capacity building and sustainability outside of CSF should be sought by all grantees, including opportunities for financial support from the Archdiocese of Boston (RCAB).
- All schools should be able to demonstrate they are meeting or working towards defined standards of academic quality, financial sustainability, faith formation, and effective governance.
CSF will fund the following:
- Financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need attending academically proficient Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.
- Programs that provide sustainability for and access to Catholic education within RCAB.
CSF will not fund any of the following:
- Building projects or renovations, with the exception of projects that are part of a wider plan to strengthen Catholic education.
- Direct requests by students and families for support. Such requests should be directed to the school the student is attending.
High schools that are recipients of CSF grants are expected to:
- Demonstrate their CSF Scholars are receiving a quality education by providing updated reports on the students’ academic progress through test scores and post-graduation matriculation plans.
- Demonstrate transparency regarding their financial health by providing yearly up-to-date audited financial statements.
- Be able to demonstrate they are providing a quality education in the Catholic faith.
- Be mindful of and adhere to established CSF deadlines and required meetings.
- Look for opportunities to leverage CSF grants and to collaborate with other schools and organizations.
Elementary schools that are recipients of CSF grants are expected to:
- Demonstrate measurable progress on outcomes around areas of excellence and index markers agreed upon by the CSO
- Be able to demonstrate they are providing a quality education in the Catholic faith
- Be mindful of and adhere to established CSF deadlines and required meetings
- Look for opportunities to leverage CSF grants and collaborate with other schools and organizations