In this time of social distancing, self-isolation, loneliness, and worry we can still be together through our prayers. You are not alone.
Every week we pray for our donors, partners, and friends by name.
Catholic World Mission is here for you!
May we meet each day in our prayers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to alleviate material and spiritual poverty by empowering the poor and sharing the Gospel of Christ, and we can’t do it without you. Giving to Catholic charities for the poor such as Catholic World Mission can help you share your own love of God and ensure your donation makes the most significant impact around the world.

Who Are We?

Catholic World Mission was founded in 1998. We are an independent Catholic charity, working to support the mission of the Catholic Church to empower the poor and spread the Gospel.

Many Catholic organizations help the poor, but we take a long-term view of projects to form relationships with the communities we help. Our goal is to go beyond charity and into justice to give disadvantaged individuals a leg up instead of simply a handout.

Our Four Pillars of Support

Our projects are categorized into four pillars. Click each icon below to learn more:


143K+ given access to clean water, reliable transportation, and nutritious meals…


2MM+ people heard the Gospel and were trained in our Catholic faith…


$500K+ in scholarships provided to students and teachers...


696K+ people received hospital care, clinic visits, and vital medications…

Our Current Projects

We are a worldwide Catholic church charity with multiple projects you can choose to support. Help us change the world by supporting our projects. Scroll through some examples below:

You can help children battling hunger all over the world. Give now!

Save a child from hunger today

Our monthly aid to children in the developing world is in danger of…

Sponsor a seminarian today and give the world some much-needed hope.

Sponsor a Seminarian Today

Give our hurting world hope: when ordained, these men will serve as missionary priests all over the world, from Nigeria to Mexico to the United States, and everywhere in between.

The world's poor are hardest hit by COVID-19. You can help today.

Will you help the poor weather the COVID-19 storm?

 In times of crisis, the poor often suffer the most. But you can help today with a gift of $25 (or more!). Your gift will be rushed into action…
United States - Provide meals for low-income children today!

Help a child in the US defeat hunger today.

For children who rely on school meals, having to stay home since March has been a big hardship. Your help is urgently…

Orphans living on the street need your help today

Orphans living on the street need your help today

Valdez Limones Islands are home to some of the poorest villages in Ecuador. In these extreme conditions, it’s the children who suffer the most. Your help today will make all the difference….

Mexico - Solidarity Supper feeds the hungry in Playa del Carmen neighborhood.

Solidarity Supper Feeds Families in Playa del Carmen Neighorhood

Your help is urgently needed to feed growing numbers every day…


Your generous support will change lives. Help us change the world by supporting our projects today.


Praying for you is part of our mission at Catholic World Mission. We will lift you up in prayer the following Friday afternoon.


Who Are We? How Do We Accomplish our Mission? How Are We Different? How Do Donations Work?

Recent Successes

Updates from around the world, made possible by you!

Costa Rica - Graduation Day 2019

Costa Rica - new high school brings hope to Cartagena

El Colegio Vittorino Girardi is a local Catholic High School in the Huacas district of Costa Rica that focuses on academic excell…

Peter Freissel, President of Polydeck Corp

Light of the World - Meet one of the people who makes our work possible!

Peter immigrated from South Africa and runs a successful company. Even more impressive is his commitment to giving back to the community and leading a God-honoring life…

Procession to Grotto - Marian Shrine - Takoradi Ghana (3)

Ghana – Marian Shrine & Grotto

Having a central and reliable place of worship allows all to gather for healing, community, faithful development, and praise.  This Shrine has undergone much needed reconstruction, along with the building of a new addition…

Mexico - Fr. Patrick - COVID response - food (7)

Mexico - Solidarity Supper assisting with COVID-19

A health-crisis such as a pandemic affects us all, especially those who were already battling poverty. San Patricio Parish responds to COVID-19 with Solidarity Supper.

Malawi – First Career Clinic = Success

Praise God one training session was held! The fruits of this project are beginning to flourish. Click “Read More” to see pictures of the youth who attended.

Uganda – Church Construction Progress Update

Great progress is being made on St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Kyamwinula. Click below to see the latest progress.

United States – COVID-19 Response in Georgia

Thanks to the generosity and quick response of three local sisters and their family in Atlanta, GA, the local homeless are being given basic necessities weekly during these trying times.

Colombia - Mano Amiga Students Continue to Thrive

Thanks to you, many poor children in impoverished areas receive a quality education, a daily nutritious meal, and learn about their Catholic faith. Click below to meet two of our students in Mano Amiga Colombia.

Locations Around the World

Travel and explore the many projects we support throughout the following continents:



How Your Donation Works:
Our Trinitarian Approach

We use our Trinitarian approach in every project we support. There are at least three major groups involved: the community in need; a dedicated partner helping oversee the project (which can include priests, religious, bishops, and lay people); and the generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters.


Your money goes to the people in the community. We work with the community to figure out what we can provide that would help them the most instead of simply giving them what we think is best.


Each project is completed with the guidance of a trusted partner such as a priest, bishop, religious community member or lay person.


The generous Catholic World Mission family of supporters funding the project financially, and through their prayers.


Check out our Featured Light of the World Donor: Peter Freissle!Learn More!