Catholic Caring

Betty Howard arranges produce at the City Greens at Midtown Center in St. Louis in this June 17, 2010, photo. The project, sponsored by Catholic Charities, was developed with the goal to get produce into the kitchens of all families.Betty Howard arranges produce at the City Greens at Midtown Center in St. Louis.

Three Catholic charitable organizations that support programs in the United States and around the world rank among the top 100 groups in terms of fundraising on “Philanthropy 400,” a list maintained by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Catholic Charities USA fell one spot on the list from last year to number five, raising about $2 billion in 2015. That is down about 4 percent compared with the year before. The U.S. Catholic Church’s main international charity, Catholic Relief Services, came in at number 61. It raised almost $391 million, a jump of 8 percent compared with the year before. New York-based Catholic Medical Mission Board, which works to improve health care in developing nations, was ranked 93. It raised about $276 million in 2015. The University of Notre Dame came in at number 63, raising close to $380 million last year, up nearly 19 percent from the previous year.

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