The Mission and Ministry Fund provides funding to schools, diocesan programs and outreach ministries in the Diocese of Lexington. These organizations operate in some of the poorest counties in the nation. Many could not survive without this support.
In additon support for parishes is provided via the Appalachian Mission Assistance Program (AMAP). Funds come from private donations, the Catholic Church Extension Society (AMAP only), the USCCB Committee on Home Mission (AMAP only), a diocesan Annual Appeal and other fundraising efforts.
Grants are awarded annually in the spring. The diocesan Mission Board, composed of representatives from the six diocesan deaneries, plus two at-large members, review requests and make funding recommendations.