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:

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.

$50 is All it Takes to Change a Life

God answers prayers through the generosity of people like you. Learn more about the difference you can make today.

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…

Students in Tanzania on the Brink of Disaster

We need to send food in the next 30 days. Here’s how..


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!

United States – COVID-19 Response in Georgia

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

Uganda – Church Construction Progress Update

Great progress is being made on St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Kyamwinula. See the latest progress.

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.

Malawi – young people of the Archdiocese of Blantyre are facing a huge struggle...

Thanks to a very generous donor and a dedicated partner, Career and Motivational Clinics are being created to assist these young people out of generational poverty.

United States – feeding of over 100 homeless at Christmas Eve Dinner

Thanks to a very generous supporter, this past Christmas – 2019 – we partnered with St. Anthony Mission in South Carolina with the feeding of over 100 people at their Christmas Eve Dinner Event.

Newly ordained deacons from the Society of African Missions

Vocations are Growing Thanks to Your Generosity

Thanks to you, we recently gave out full-year support to 50 seminarians studying all over Africa and India. Check out the Seminarian Formation page to learn more.

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.