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2020 CRS ORB Collection 1 1Each day during Lent, we have the opportunity to be inspired by the stories of communities from around the world, to set aside a little of ourselves to make room for a stranger. This Lent, CRS Rice Bowl reminds us that the journey through the desert ultimately leads to resurrection—and that it is our Gospel call to stand with courage, bringing the hope of the Resurrection to a world often beset by hopelessness.
The Diocese of Green Bay and Catholic Relief Services co-sponsor CRS Rice Bowl. Catholic Relief Services is the international humanitarian arm of the U.S. Catholic Church.

CRS Rice Bowl Collections
CRS Rice Bowl Grant
CRS Rice Bowl Resources


CRS Rice Bowl Collection Helps the Poor
Contributions to this national collection for the World's Poor are divided this way:
  • 75% of funds go for international relief and development projects
  • 25% go for projects within the Diocese of Green Bay that aid immigrant and refugee people struggling with basic material needs
Give to the CRS Rice Bowl Collection by mailing donations to:

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc.
P.O. Box 22128, Green Bay, WI 54305-2128

(920) 272-8344 or Click Here to send a message to Cindy St. Aubin, World Mission Director

CRS Rice Bowl Website


Organizations based in the 16 counties of Northeastern Wisconsin within the Diocese of Green Bay are invited to submit CRS Rice Bowl grant applications. CRS Rice Bowl funds projects that benefit Northeastern Wisconsin immigrant or refugee populations who are struggling to meet their basic material needs (such as food, shelter, healthcare, literacy, and counseling services).

Application Period: February 22 – April 7, 2023


  • The project and its leaders must not be in conflict with Catholic moral and social teaching.
  • Grant money may not be used for salaries or wages.
  • Organizations must not engage in partisan political activity.
  • Requests may be made for up to $2,500.  All funds must be expended by June 30, 2024.

Extra consideration will be given to projects submitted by Catholic parishes and faith-based organizations.  (For applications made by a Catholic parish, the pastor/pastoral leader's signature is required on the application form indicating his/her approval of the grant application.)

How to Apply for a CRS/Rice Bowl Grant:

Starting in 2023, the grant application process will be fully online through Foundant, the grant program software through the Catholic Foundation. 

  • Those who have applied for grants on Foundant with the Catholic Foundation in the past can use the same account to apply for the CRS Rice Bowl Grant. 
  • If this is your first time applying through Foundant with the Catholic Foundation, you will need to create a new profile. 
  • Instructions, including a video tutorial, on creating a profile and applying for a grant can be found here:  Applicant Tutorial


If you have questions regarding the grant process, please contact Peter Weiss at (920) 272-8321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

2022 Award Winners

$13,000 was awarded to agencies at the local level to meet the basic material needs of immigrant and refugee people in northeastern Wisconsin. The 2022 Diocesan Rice Bowl award winners are:

  • Casa Alba (Green Bay) - Assistance for Recently-Arriving Asylees from Central America
  • The Compassionate Connections Center (Clintonville) – Alfabetazación en Salud (Hispanic Community Health Education)
  • Golden House (Green Bay) – Basic Material Needs
  • Literacy Green Bay (Green Bay) – Adult English Language Learner Classes and Tutoring Programs
  • Shawano County Literacy (Shawano) – Virtual ELL Tutoring
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church (Wautoma) - Hispanic Migrant Pastoral Ministry

CRS Rice Bowl Resources

Have questions or need more information?

Peter Weiss | Living Justice Advocate/Program Manager
Phone: (920) 272-8321
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catholic Charities
Bona Hall, P.O. Box 23825, 1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI 54305