Since 1948, the Martin de Porres Foundation has supported education and leadership programs in the Black Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Each spring, the foundation meets this mandate by inviting applications for Director of Religious Education/Pastoral Associate funding, select scholarships, event programming, and The INITIATIVE which has become a core program. 

Applications are due by March 1 each year and can be emailed

Typically, once an application is approved, allocated funds are provided as a reimbursement.  To request a reimbursement, please use the form found here.  Reimbursement requests can also be emailed to

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt, Executive Director at or at 267-908-0179.

Please select a form below to complete.

Programming Grant Application
Graduate Program Scholarship Application
Tuition Scholarship Recipients
Continuing Scholarship Recipients
The Black Catholic School Leader Network Application
DRE Pastoral Associate Funding Application
Parish Regional Parish Application
DRE/CRE Reimbursement Forms
Programming Reimbursement Forms