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The ACTA Foundation is dedicated to the promotion of creative efforts in adult catechesis. We support efforts to discover fresh approaches to adult catechesis, which integrate Christian doctrine with formation in Christian living.

Our History

The ACTA Foundation was founded in 1957 by five priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago.Today it continues to keep alive the spirit and vision of its founders by promoting catechetical initiatives and awarding grants for new creative efforts in adult catechesis.

Past Grants


Find out more about previous grant recipients of the ACTA Foundation to help determine if your application is a good fit for our grants process.

Grant Process


Through its grants the ACTA Foundation supports innovative catechetical initiatives for adults that will have a broad impact on the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Foundation is ordinarily able to accept grant proposals within the $5,000 - $50,000 range.

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