Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Archbishop's Appeal

Grant Support

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Guidelines for Fundraising, Diocesan Appeals and Gift Acceptance

Canon 1262 – Fundraising norms outlined by the USCCB

Programs should emphasize the ways in which stewardship influences all aspects of a Christian’s daily life.

  • Commitment to respond to the call of Christ
  • Pledging support through prayerful discernment
  • Fulfillment of pledge commitment card at donors convenience
  • Continued participation through pledge payments even when donors cannot attend the weekend Mass at their parish


Capital Campaign

A capital campaign is a carefully planned, needs-based program to raise a substantial amount of money within a specified time-frame and includes: A situational analysis and case statement A communications program Identification of major gifts prospects Committed leadership A detailed, well-organized campaign plan ANY NEW BUILDING AND/OR ANY TYPE OF REPAIR WHERE THE TOTAL PROJECT COSTS ARE IN EXCESS OF $10,000 REQUIRES CONFORMANCE WITH ARCHDIOCESAN BUILDING BOARD REGULATIONS AND/OR CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES.


For assistance regarding Capital Campaigns Contact:


Julie Seguin
, Director of Development for the Archdiocese of San Antonio

Office Phone: (210) 734-2620 EXT. #1219 Email: [email protected]


For assistance regarding Builing Requirements and Regulations Contact:

Robert B. Holbrook, Director Construction, Real Estate, & Facilities for the Archdiocese of San Antonio

Office Phone: (210) 734-1942 Email: [email protected]


Planned Giving

This is a commitment made by a donor to transfer capital assets to a qualified religious, educational, or charitable organization and can include: A bequest provision in a will A charitable trust agreement A gift of real estate or insurance A charitable gift annuity A deferred gift agreement Cash, stock, or certificates of deposit Other forms or personal property Hope for the Future: Hope for the Future helps to make the proven benefits of a Catholic School Education available to financially disadvantaged children. Through tuition assistance and grants for programs and technology, Hope for the Future supports the 43 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio. Click here to learn more about ways you can give or click here to make an online donation to support Hope for the Future.


Grants Office

At the direction of the Archdiocese of San Antonio, this office works as a resource to assist parishes, schools, Catholic agencies, and ministries of the archdiocese through the grant acquisition process. In addition, the office can provide needed grant documentation such as the listing of the Official Catholic Directory, information on grant opportunities, an Archbishop's grant endorsement letter, and review grant proposals.


For grant information please contact: Cecile Montanez, Director, Office of Archbishop’s Appeal and Grants

Phone: (210) 734-1652 Email: [email protected]