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 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:

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…
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….

Bonnya is now in the 5th grade and doing well!

When you give $67 today, you can help a young child go to school for a year.

In Bangladesh, living conditions on tea plantations are extremely difficult. But you can help the children growing up on tea farms get a quality education.

Uganda - Children eat on the ground without a dining hall to protect them from the elements at St. Philomena School

You can make sure 450 children receive safe, healthy meals!

In Uganda, this school has become the cornerstone of an entire community. Today, their most pressing need is a dining hall. You can help.

Strengthen the Church by Strengthening Families

Under attack from all angles, families in India are fighting back…

Charlene's future is in jeopardy unless you help today!

$800 is all it takes to send a child to school

Every dollar helps in the fight to end poverty…


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!

The Sisters of Nazareth in Johannesburg, South Africa, need your help today to give life-saving treatment to orphans born with HIV.

South Africa – Improvements at Homes for Elderly and Children

Thanks to a very generous supporter, security and renovation improvements have begun at homes for the elderly and abandoned children.

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.

Mexico - Mano Amiga School receives protection from hot temperatures

Thanks to you, 482 students can now play and learn in cooler temperatures, thereby offering better learning conditions and various outdoor activities.

Ghana - Pope Francis Home and School is under construction

It will be home to over 100 vulnerable, orphaned children, including HIV patients. Many of these children are orphan as their parents are deceased due to AIDS.

India - school bus purchased for impoverished children

Many of these children have to walk almost 5 miles to school. Thanks to you, a school bus has been purchased to allow these children to arrive at school safely and ready to learn.

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.