Evansville Catholic Diocese finalist in Innovation Challenge

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Catholic Diocese of Evansville

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced that nine agencies are finalists in its Innovation Challenge competition.

The CCUSA Innovation Challenge, introduced in September 2019, seeks to inspire member agencies to propose a fresh solution toward alleviating, reducing or eliminating poverty.

The agency proposals were required to address a specific area of poverty and must be achievable, measurable, replicable, sustainable and scalable. One agency from each group will receive an award of $333,333 to be used to capitalize its initiative. Read the original press release here.

The finalists in the small agencies category (<60 employees):

  • Catholic Charities of Central Texas (www.ccctxorg)
  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville (www.ccevansville.org)
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Inc.(www.ccomaha.org)

The top entry for each of the three groups will be selected via a process that includes a panel of judges and Catholic Charities agencies staff. The award recipients of the CCUSA Innovation Challenge will be announced in October 2020.

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(This story was originally published on May 11, 2020)

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