Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Revised PREP Grant Applications will be available by February 1, 2018.

In keeping with our mission of supporting Catholic education in Central Washington and using funds raised at the Celebration of Faith Event, the Central Washington Catholic Foundation is providing grants to assist parishes with their religious education programs.

Parishes of the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for funding for various needs of their RE/RCIA programs that they would not otherwise be able to fulfill.
Application Period: February 1 - May 1

Parishes of the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for $500 stipends for volunteer RE Coordinators with a required $500 match.  Deadline: May 1

Limited support will be provided for Los Angeles Religious Education Congress during this grant cycle. The CWCF Grants Committee reviews all applications and determines recipients and amounts.  Decisions of the committee are final.


2017 PREP grants were awarded to the following parishes:

St. Francis de Sales Parish - Chelan
St. Joseph Parish - Kennewick
St. Paul Cathedral - St. Paul
Blessed Sacrament - Grandview
Holy Rosary - Moxee
St. Aloysius Parish - Toppenish
St. Joseph Parish - Yakima

St. Joseph - Sunnyside
St. Peter Claver - Wapato
Christ the King - Richland
St. Mary - White Swan
Our Lady of the Desert - Mattawa
St. Joseph - Wenatchee
St. Frances Cabrini - Benton City

St. John the Baptist, Cle Elum Immaculate Conception - Roslyn
Our Lady of Fatima -Moses Lake
Our Lady of Assumption - Cashmere
St. Andrew - Ellensburg
Yakima Diocese Youth Ministry

Parish Religious Education Award Summary - $37,000

2016 COF Religious Education Program