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