Who we are

Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust has been established as a Charitable Trust and duly registered with the New Zealand Charities Commission. Our activities are operated from Geneva and Auckland where our trustees are located. Our spectrum is worldwide.

Our purpose

Our aim is to support any serious Roman Catholic project with an important global, social and humanitarian impact and promoting the Roman Catholic values and messages of compassion, respect, tolerance and love of one’s neighbour.

Ariane Slinger, Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust's representative and Pope Francis together with a delegation of donors - Vatican City Vatican City - November 2018 - Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust's
representative, Ariane Slinger and Pope Francis together with a delegation of donors

Caritas Pro Vitae Gradu Charitable Trust supports catholic charitable projects that instigate change and promote Roman Catholic values of compassion and commitment in favour of the most vulnerable

Catholic projects we support

  • Caritas in Veritate Foundation in Geneva

    The goal of the Foundation is to articulate the positions of the Holy See and the Catholic Church in the international arena of the United Nations, as a contribution to an international culture that prioritizes peace and integral human development.…

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  • Ethiopian Catholic University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Catholic University of St. Thomas Aquinas “ECUSTA” managed by the LA SALLE Congregation seeks to become a reputable international training institution. Recognizing the need for strong and visionary African leadership, the former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Sir Hon. Meles…

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  • Espace Saint Julien in Laval, France

    Espace Saint Julien is a place of life where more than 300 people will be welcomed each day. From the beginning, the goal of the volunteers involved in this project was to serve the common good by offering the most…

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  • Misericordia Center in Santiago de Chile

    The Misericordia Centre, a place of peace and welcome for families, aims to be “ The heart of Christ, beating night and day for the poorest persons. ” All the spiritual and physical charity works of mercy (pastoral care, health,…

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  • Scalabrini Centers in Latin America

    The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) is helping Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Latin America providing food, shelter, medical care, psychological counseling, education and other critical services.Several centers have been set up in Latin America, in Cucuta, Tacna, Arica, Manaus,…

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  • Trappist Sisters Chapel in Angola

    The Trappist Sisters in Nasoma Y’Ombembwa, Angola, are «pharmacists» and produce medicine for the surrounding villages. They are extremely impressive! As the community grows, the Sisters need a Chapel that would serve them to unite all their followers and local…

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  • La Salle Secondary School Rumbek, South Sudan

    The school is in Rumbek, Lakes State, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation that became independent in 2011 after a long and bloody war with northern Sudan. Due to the ongoing civil war, started in 2013, many of the already…

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  • Chabrouh Camps in Lebanon

    The Order of Malta Lebanon is an apolitical humanitarian organization whose sole agenda is to uphold the dignity of every human being. In a country that has been unstable for over 40 years, hosting 17 different religious denominations, the Order…

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  • Global Fund for Forgotten People in Oxfordshire

    The Global Fund for Forgotten People was established in 2012 under the auspices of the government of the Order of Malta. The Fund raises awareness and financial support for works of the Order. Its mission is to help build capacity…

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  • Dominicains de Toulouse Convent

    The project is to repair the Convent in Toulouse. Being sixty years old now; the buildings require repair, renovation and adjustments to legal standards: roofs, electrical wiring, water pipes, facades, wood frames… The creation inside the priory of medicalized rooms…

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  • Communauté Saint Martin in Evron

    The Community of Saint Martin is a Congregation composed of secular priests and deacons living their apostolate within a community life at the service of dioceses all over France, Italy and Cuba. It was founded in 1976 by D. Jean…

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Facts & Figures

The Catholic Church has a tradition of remaining discreet about its many fields of intervention, as a consequence the activities of engaged Christians worldwide at the service of the poor and the sick are often unknown.

A new generation of young priests representing a dynamic Catholic Church – Community of Saint Martin A new generation of young priests representing a dynamic Catholic Church – Community of Saint Martin
  • 93 000elementary schools *
  • 43 000high schools *
  • 50 millionstudents *
  • 117 000health care facilities *
* Facts & Figures data collected from a 2014 independent study

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We support catholic projects with an important global, social and humanitarian impact promoting the Roman Catholic values and message. We consider applications for funding that meet our mission and goals, particularly the ones that improve the health and the social wellbeing of people who suffer most.


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