Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) and

Christian Sharing Fund (CSF)

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD)

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic antipoverty, social justice program of the U.S. Catholic bishops. It was founded in 1969 with two purposes.

The first purpose was to raise funds to support "organized groups of white and minority poor to develop economic strength and political power."

The second purpose was to "educate the People of God to a new knowledge of today's problems . . . that can lead to some new approaches that promote a greater sense of solidarity."

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Christian Sharing Fund (CSF)

The Christian Sharing Fund (CSF) was established in 1968 by Archbishop Leo C. Bryne in response to the requests of Catholic lay people, priests of the archdiocese, and the people throughout the urban and rural communities of the 12county archdiocesan area.

CSF is an activity of the Office for Social Justice, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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Archdiocesan CCHD Youth Art Contest

Reagan Simek poses with her winning entryThe Multimedia Youth Arts Contest is a tool for schools and parishes to engage young people in creative and imaginative justice education. Through participation in the Contest, youth in grades 7-12 can explore the issue of U.S. poverty in the context of their faith.

The first place artwork for 7-9th grade and 10-12th grade goes on to the national contest to inspire individuals across the country and compete for the national prizes:
  • $500 cash prize
  • $500 to give to their chosen CCHD funded organization
  • Expense-paid trip for the winner and an adult to the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry annual conference
View photos of winning entries for 2015

Start Planning Now for the 2016 Youth Art Contest!

The Multimedia Youth Art Contest is a tool for schools and parishes to engage young people in creative justice education and the efforts of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to address the root causes of poverty in the United States.

Now is the time for educators, youth ministers, and art enthusiasts of all kinds to begin thinking ahead and planning the CCHD Youth Art Contest into their curriculum for next year. Contact our office for information on the 2016 Art Contest – we are happy to help with resources, lesson plans, or classroom presentations for the Contest or download these printable resources:

Multimedia Art Contest Information
Pope Francis Flier

Office for Social Justice -CCHD_CSF


Catholic Charities 

Office for Social Justice

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(Drake Bank Bldg)
Saint Paul, MN 55107

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