Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) Grants

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.

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If you're having trouble completing an application, please contact the office at (509) 972-3732.


Religious Education Program Grants

The parishes, schools, and ministries serving the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for funding for various needs of their religious education programs that they would not otherwise be able to fulfill.

Director of Religious Education Stipend

Parishes are eligible to apply for $500 stipends for volunteer religious education coordinators with a required $500 match.

Catechist Training Grants

Parishes, schools, and ministries may annually request up to $750 for Catechist religious education training. Parishes may request up to $3,000 for regional or diocesan-wide training programs.


The application cycle for all Parish Religious Education (PREP) Grant requests is January 15 - May 15. Training awards will continue to be made as funding remains available. Contact the office at (509) 972-3732 for more information.

$50,000 Awarded for 2019-2020 Parish Religious Education


Jessica Arellano

Student of Stanford University

“Faith has given me the strength to chase the impossible and make it possible. It has healed the broken in me. Faith is what has made me who I am, a fearless, caring, and courageous follower of God. Throughout my difficult times, every time I thought I had failed or had no better alternative, something always told me to try again. And that was faith. Through your support, our program has been able to change my life and the lives of many other students.  My desire is that students across the diocese will have the same opportunity to grow in faith that I had.”