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Signature Programs

The Foundation continues to place philanthropic emphasis in the area of Catholic education. Although census, baptismal and demographic data provide explanation for sliding enrollments and school closures, increased tuition is also partner to this phenomenon. Cost has become a veritable barrier for many at a time when families are drawn to the safe, spiritual and academically rigorous environment that parochial schools provide. 

Connelly Foundation Initiatives help to provide access and to enhance a strong core curriculum at parish and regional elementary and secondary Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

  • Connelly Access Program
  • Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Awards Program
  • Neumann Scholars Program
  • PACT (Promoting Achievement through Classroom Technology)


These Signature Programs, when coupled with school efforts to build capacity, help the Catholic schools remain a viable and attractive choice for parents and students desiring a values-based quality school environment.


Neumann Scholars
Josephine C. Connelly Achievement Awards
CAP (Connelly Access Program)