Posted May 11, 2020
Catholic Charities USA selected nine agencies from across the ministry as finalists in its InnovationChallenge competition, which is offering a total of $1 million in awards. The innovation challenge was introduced in September 2019. It seeks to inspire member agencies to propose fresh solutions toward alleviating, reducing, or eliminating poverty.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland is one of the three contenders in the large agency category for 170 or more employees.
The top entry for each of the three groups will be selected through a process that includes a panel of judges and Catholic Charities agencies staff. The award recipients of the CCUSA InnovationChallenge will be announced in October. One agency from each of the three groups will receive an award of $333,333 to be used to capitalize on its initiative.
The agency proposals were required to address a specific area of poverty and must be achievable, measurable, replicable, sustainable, and scalable.
Finalists for small agencies (less than 60 employees) are:
- Catholic Charities of Central Texas
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville
- Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Inc.
Finalists for medium agencies (60-170 employees are:
- Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
- Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri, Inc.
- Catholic Charities West Virginia, Inc.
And finalists for large agencies (170 or more employees) are:
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland
- Catholic Charities of Spokane
- Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
To learn more about the CCUSA InnovationChallenge and the finalist proposals, click here.
CCUSA is the national office of 166 member agencies across the U.S. Catholic Charities serves all people regardless of background. Its agencies are on the front line, committed to serving the needs of those living in poverty and the most vulnerable.
Original Article: https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ccusa-innovates/