Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

Join us Nov. 28 in 24-hours of giving by making your donation between 12 a.m. (midnight) and 11:59 p.m.!


Every year since we began participating in 2017, the response of Catholics in our diocese to #GiveCatholicWM on Giving Tuesday has been exciting to witness. Thank you for your support of our diocese’s parishes, schools, and other ministries, and for sharing the gifts of your time, talent and treasure all year through!

The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan has generously agreed to sponsor this year’s #GiveCatholicWM campaign with grants totaling $10,000!

Six challenges are intended to encourage participation, inspire the sharing of faithful, joyous stories, and spark good-natured competition. Rally your communities to take up the following challenges throughout the 24-hours of giving on Nov. 28 and compete to receive additional funds for your mission!

In order to qualify for any challenge grants, all donations must be received through the diocesan giving website. Credit card fees will be covered by the diocese. The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan will issue checks to the winning entities.

Challenge 1: In the Beginning
Time frame: 5 a.m. – 10:59 a.m.
Rise and shine! The first 10 entities to receive a donation through the diocesan giving website between 5 and 11 a.m. will receive a grant of $250 each.

Challenge 2: St. Peter’s Power Hours
Time frame: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Give BIG! The entity with the highest average gift will be awarded a $1,000 grant.

Challenge 3: The Chosen One
Time frame: 11 – 11:59 p.m.
Random? Nah. Providential? More likely! Any parish, school or diocesan ministry who receives a donation through the diocesan giving website from 11:00-11:59 p.m. is eligible. One winner will be awarded a $500 grant.

Challenge 4: “Joy of the Gospel” Happy Hour
Time frame: All Day
If you’re happy and you know it, let us know! Between 4:00-7:00 p.m., share in a post to Facebook or Instagram what makes you proud to be Catholic in West Michigan.

Use #GiveCatholicWM, #GRDioceseChallenge and #HappyHour in your post.
Tag the Diocese of Grand Rapids in your post. Grants will be awarded as chosen by a committee from entrants who meet the criteria above.

  • First – $1,250
  • Second – $1,000
  • Third place – $750

24-Hour Challenge – Be Fruitful & Multiply
Time frame: Midnight through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30
It’s all about participation! The top three entities – parishes, schools, or diocesan ministries – with the largest total number of donors throughout the 24-hours of giving.
Grants will be awarded:

  • First – $1,250
  • Second – $1,000
  • Third place – $750
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