Charity Request

Charity Guidelines

  • No emergencies. ┬áThe Council will decide emergency donations and/or contributions.
  • Donations and/or contributions from the Council should meet the following general guidelines:
  1. Recipients should be charitable organizations or individuals who have a specific need that can be significantly met by the Council’s actions.
  2. Proposals that emphasize the programs and activities that represent the goals and ideals of the Knights of Columbus should receive preference.
  3. Proposals should support official campaigns of the Supreme or State Council (e.g. Catholic advertising, Sistine Chapel renovation, vocations, etc.).
  4. Local needs should receive preference over distant requests.
  5. Multiple year donations must be resubmitted in subsequent years for Council approval.
  6. Joint efforts with other charitable organizations are encouraged so the impact of the Council is magnified.