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 to:

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 ApplicationDRE/CRE Reimbursement Forms
Graduate Program Scholarship ApplicationProgramming Reimbursement Forms
The Black Catholic School Leader Network Application
DRE Pastoral Associate Funding Application