Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Home » Community » Outreach » Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Campaign for Human Development


Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty in American through promotion and support of community-controlled, self-help organizations and through transformative education on Catholic Social Teaching. The message at the heart of Catholic Social Teaching has always been justice and hope for the poor. This ministry for justice is rooted in our baptism and faith commitment.

Introduction to CCHD Mission and Principles

Responses to Questions About CCHD Grantmaking

CCHD Frequently Asked Questions

The CCHD Review and Renewal:

reaffirms CCHD’s Catholic foundations and priority for the poor

responds to concerns about some of CCHD’s funding policies

makes "10 Commitments" to strengthen CCHD as a faithful and effective expression of Catholic teaching and the Gospel mandate to defend the lives and dignity of those who are poor in our nation

Read the full report: “The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, as accepted and affirmed by the USCCB Administrative Committee, September 15, 2010”

Fact sheet on The Review and Renewal of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Review and Renewal: What’s Changed, What Hasn’t

Report of Bishop Roger Morin on CCHD and ACORN


Download CCHD Brochure

Download CCHD Handout

Visit website:

Collection Resources

Download a variety of resources in both English and Spanish to promote the CCHD Collection.

Poverty in America

While the statistics about poverty paint a picture of a country in need of change, here are the stories of people who are working in their communities to make a difference. Read Stories of Hope.

What can you do?

Get the facts about poverty.

Get involved in your community.

Reflect on poverty, pray for solutions.

Read the latest news on poverty from CCHD.


CCHD grant projects are funded by the generosity of the faithful through the annual collection on the fourth Sunday of November. Examples of projects in the Diocese of Manchester that have received CCHD grants:

United Valley Interfaith Project

United Valley Interfaith Project (UVIP) is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that works to improve the quality of life for residents of the central Connecticut River Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont (Grafton and Sullivan Counties, NH; Windsor and Orange Counties, VT.) Through their membership in UVIP, 15 faith communities have committed to working together on systemic issues which contribute to poverty in the region.

Contact: (802) 384-7016 or

Granite State Organizing Project

Granite State Organizing Project (GSOP) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization incorporated in 2002 that works to improve life in south-central New Hampshire. It is an organization comprised of religious, labor, and community organizations and individuals who join through their member organization.

Contact: (603) 668-8250 or at

Works to ensure quality education in Nashua and Manchester

Works to reduce the drop out rate

Secures transportation to hospital and medical appointments

Advocates for affordable housing

Advocates to improve the ability of non-citizen workers to contribute in New Hampshire


For information about the CCHD grant program and process, please visit

Catholic Social Teaching

Economic Justice for All, USCCB

We Are Salt and Light

Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us