Ford Foundation Donations to Catholics for Choice

“Catholics for Choice” Nets $300,000 Grant From Foundation Planned Parenthood CEO Helps Lead

Catholics for Choice is an organization that advocates for the right to abort one’s child — against established Catholic church teaching. While the organization has twice been condemned as a fraud by U.S. Catholics bishops but they boast a significant budget funded mostly by a select group of foundations. This year, the Ford Foundation gave Catholics for Choice a $300,000 grant as seen below:

Ford Foundation Donations to Catholics for Choice
Ford Foundation Donation to Catholics for Choice

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards is a trustee of the Ford Foundation and chairs the board’s Finance Committee. Ford Foundation documents show that the Finance Committee holds major sway over where fund go:

The Finance Committee shall assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to: reviewing and monitoring spending policy for the Foundation consistent with the Foundation’s long term goals; reviewing and monitoring the Foundation’s budget, including program and management appropriations and capital spending; and such other matters as the Board of Trustees may from time to time determine.

Ford Foundation Cecile Richards

  • Since it is established that Catholics for Choice (and the Ford Foundation via their funding) are working to change Catholic teaching, does Cecile Richards as a non-Catholic support this move to change Catholic teaching on abortion?
  • Does Cecile Richards feel it is appropriate as a non-Catholic to try to advocate changing Catholic church beliefs? Does Richards feel it is appropriate to try to change the beliefs or Muslims or other faiths she is not a member of?
  • FB123

    This is absolutely horrific!  How can they call themselves Catholic???!!!

    God help them!

  • Hutttnertina47

    she is a very sick individual! if she was not raised catholic then she has no business in trying to change it or if she left the church for good!

  • guest

    This is the kind of research and communication we need. We need to follow the trail of (a) money (b) personal alliances. 

  • Jimpfinn

    Nothing new with Planned Parenthood, they remain the bottom of the barrel, or even better, the bottom of the out door toilet. Why would we expect any less?

  • RC 2

    Richards is a good fit for the Ford Foundation, which has been heavily supportive of population control programs of various kinds for decades. They used to fund Catholics for A Free Choice back in the 90s, too.  See more.

  • Gail Finke

    The first link about the USCCB twice declaring CFC to be a fraud does not link to anything about that… will you please fix it? I need a link to that and I can’t find one.