Justice Grants

History of Pax Christi Justice Grants

Since its founding Pax Christi has set aside funds from regular donations to make our contribution to furthering goals of Catholic Social Teaching.  Current Pax Christi efforts are focused in the areas of education for people living in poverty and homelessness.

We seek to leverage our contributions by working to develop a relationship with our grants recipients through encouraging members of our community to donate their time and talents as volunteers and supporters to them.

Joining the Justice Grant Board
Pax Christi’s Justice Grant Board is made up of nine Pax Christi community members who serve for a three year term. The board reviews applications and awards significant grants to organizations addressing homelessness and education for people living in poverty. Contact Joan Howe-Pullis, jhowe-pullis@paxchristi.com, for additional information.

Granting Process
Existing grants are reviewed annually and amounts are adjusted based on the need and available parish resources.  Possibilities for new grants are also evaluated yearly.

These documents have been updated for the 2023-2024 Granting Year.
•  Your Page Title Justice Grant Application (for new requests)
Justice Grant Re-Application 2023-2024 

Pax Christi Community Endowment Fund
The Pax Christi Community Endowment Fund was created to perpetuate support for the core values, mission, and ministries of Pax Christi Catholic Community. This year, of the $150,000 granted, $21,100 came from this fund. CLICK HERE
 for more information.

2021-2022 Justice Grant Recipients
Pax Christi follows a fiscal year starting July 1 and ending June 30. The following organizations were awarded grants in May of 2023.

Avenues for Youth, Minneapolis

Casa Guadalupana, St. Paul

Centro Guadalupano, Minneapolis

Clare Housing

Elpis Enterprises

Haven Housing/St. Anne's

The Lift Garage



Peace House Community

PROP Food Shelf, Eden Prairie

Risen Christ Catholic School, Minneapolis

SLAM program of Ascension Academy
           SERVING: Ascension Catholic School, St. Peter Claver Catholic School, St. John Paul II Catholic Preparatory Schoo

YouthLink, Minneapolis


Pax Christi Catholic Community

12100 Pioneer Trail
Eden Prairie, MN 55347


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