Shepherd’s Gate Grants

Applications for 2023 are open through March 31, 2023.

Shepherd’s Gate is a small annual grant program that supports nonprofit organizations that reflect our parish mission to serve people in need, to do justice where inequity exists, to stand for human dignity, and to promote peace.

Net proceeds from Good Shepherd Catholic Church’s annual International Festival, held each year on Labor Day, fund the Shepherd’s Gate Grant Program.

Local community-based organizations are invited to apply for grants ranging from $500 to $5,000. To be eligible to participate, an organization’s program mission must fit one or more of the following categories:

  • Serve the demonstrated needs of the subject community.
  • Provide critical benefit to vulnerable individuals or families, particularly those in the low income bracket.
  • Promote leadership opportunities, particularly among the poor and disenfranchised.
  • Promote change to advance institutional entities, both public and private, that promote justice and advocacy for those in greatest need.

If you are interested in serving on the grant selection committee, please send an email to, by March 1.  The committee will meet in April. 

Non-profit organizations are invited to submit the application below to by March 31, 2023.

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