CCUSA Innovation Challenge Awardees Announced!

We are excited to share the three awardees who have a “Big Idea” to alleviate, reduce or eliminate poverty. The awardees will receive a combined $1 million to invest in their respective innovative programs. Congratulations to all!

Click on the video images below to play. To learn more about a proposal, click on the agency name.


Small Agencies

Medium Agencies

Large Agencies

Details of Catholic Charities USA’s Innovation Challenge

Interactive Quiz
What kind of innovator are you?

Our Impact

Innovative programs by the Catholic Charities network set the standard in delivering social services that promote integral human development and alleviate poverty for men and women across the nation. The Innovation Challenge encourages participants to continue that visionary work.

$36.5 million

annual revenue generated
from client-led social enterprises


social enterprises currently
operated by local agencies


Become inspired by reading about some of the Catholic Charities ministry’s existing programs.

Access a variety of materials to inspire and guide your innovation challenge submission.

The Challenge will accept new programs and ideas from Catholic Charities member agencies or a community partner sponsored by  a Catholic Charities member agency.