Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Boston (Boston, MA)


  • Name:Christine Casalini
  • Title:Grant Writer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Catholic Charites of the Archdiocese of Boston
  • Address:51 Sleeper St.
    Boston, MA 02210
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:6174517924

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  • Mission:
  • Catholic Charities’ mission is to build a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people.

    Catholic Charities serves nearly 200,000 people in need each year regardless of faith. With an operating budget of $39,000,000, our services are available to all in Eastern Massachusetts through community service centers and smaller satellite locations.
    1. As an anti-poverty agency, Catholic Charities responds to the needs of the poor and working poor in our communities. This is accomplished by providing or helping 156,560 people access food, fuel, utility, rental, and mortgage assistance.
    2. Catholic Charities provides a variety of support services for children and families in order to strengthen and preserve families and provide children and youth with the opportunities they deserve. Vital services were provided to 29,304 individuals and families. These include child care, youth education and enrichment, young parent programs, outpatient clinical services, and summer camp.
    3. With a variety of multicultural and multilingual services for immigrants and refugees, Catholic Charities is working to help 14,814 newcomers from all over the world adjust to their new surroundings and become active participants in their communities.

    Every client, regardless of point of service entry, has access to a complete assessment of their needs as well as ongoing case management services provided by competent, caring professional staff. Services are sensitive to the needs of diverse populations. Catholic Charities works closely with other community providers and engages volunteers in effective community responses.

  • History:
  • The Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston, Inc. (Catholic Charities) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 agency established in 1903. John J. Williams, Archbishop of Boston created Catholic Charities after witnessing the appalling social conditions of Boston's immigrant and predominantly Catholic population. The Archbishop envisioned an agency that would provide assistance and hope to families in need.

    During the first half of the twentieth century, the agency focused on adoption and foster care, continuing to provide direct assistance to poverty-stricken families, the elderly, single pregnant women, and newly-arrived immigrants. Between 1916 and 1920, branch offices opened in Brockton, Lawrence, Lynn, Salem, Somerville, and Lowell to assist needy Catholics and to reach out to non-Catholic immigrants. During the Great Depression, Catholic Charities joined with local social service agencies of all faiths to form the Community Federation of Boston, directly assisting hundreds of thousands of needy individuals. Catholic Charities supplied food and clothing to thousands of families and continued to find homes for orphans and children in need. As the Depression ended, Catholic Charities evolved to include not only direct assistance, adoption, and foster care, but also marital counseling, substance abuse treatment, and immigration and refugee services.

    Incorporated in 1945, The Catholic Charitable Bureau of the Archdiocese of Boston expanded again, opening a branch office in Haverhill and put special emphasis on the professionalization of staff. During the latter half of the 20th century, Catholic Charities continued to evolve to meet the specific needs of the communities served. The agency continued its expansion throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with the establishment of a Central Office in 1972. Today, Catholic Charities maintains the same strong commitment that has guided it for more than 100 years and remains focused on its mission: building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. Current programming includes childcare, basic needs assistance/food pantries, family stabilization, parent aide, adult education, alternative and supportive youth education, refugee immigration assistance, interpreter services, outpatient behavioral health treatment, visiting nurse, elder support programming, support services for young parents, summer camp and youth mentoring programs.

    Catholic Charities is committed to serving those most in need regardless of age, race, color, creed, or sexual orientation. Last year, Catholic Charities served close to 200,000 needy people – more than any other charity in New England. Catholic Charities operates more than nearly 100 social service programs at 33 service sites throughout eastern Massachusetts, particularly in urban areas, including Boston, Brockton, Lawrence, Lowell and Lynn. The community service centers in each of these communities, most operating since early this century, provide the agency with a local presence that allows us to effectively assist those in need living in those inner city, struggling communities. Our Centers are more than static support sites. They are integral parts of each community with consumer driven program services that change with local needs. For many living on the edge, they are a life line.

  • Year established:1903
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:35
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:654


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:04-2534041

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:042534041
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:275 W BROADWAY
  • Organization City:SOUTH BOSTON
  • Organization State:MA
  • Organization Zip:02127-1943
  • Group Exemption Number:0928
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:October, 1975
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):922, 561, 029
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Endowment fund or financial services, Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships), Other religious activities
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$39,754,824
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$38,407,371
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$37,903,110
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:45:36 am

This information is directly from the IRS Exempt Organization Business Master File at Exempt Organizations Business Master File Extract. This information is not under the control of the Common Grant Application and is collected and compiled and can only be changed by the IRS.