Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

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Behind the Numbers:

We value the confidence our donors place in us. Without the generosity of compassionate American Catholics, our mission to help overseas priests, sisters and ministries overcome poverty in Jesus' name could not be accomplished.

The numbers provided here include dollars donated as well as detailed data on in-kind goods obtained and distributed. These numbers are critical, but behind the stats you’ll also find important personal stories about how our ministry partners are saving souls and how our dedicated donors are answering the call to serve.

To examine some of the case studies provided, just click on the category icons found throughout this section of our website. The data you will find has been drawn from our staff site visits and from the ministry partner reports we receive as part of our monitoring process. You can also click here to find more about why and how we gather data to ensure our partners have a growing impact in their areas of service.

These reports are a testament to God's goodness and to our donors' faith in action. The outputs measured here are the result of believers coming together to be Christ’s hands and feet to the world.

To learn how our donors' contributions have made an impact, choose a category of interest below.



As part of our sacred trust to wisely use our donor’s gifts, we monitor the activities of our overseas ministry partners and require those who receive cash grants or in-kind donations (food, medicine, etc.) from Cross Catholic to report their activities and results on a regular basis.

Partners who receive large grants are required to submit multiple reports each year, while partners receiving smaller grants (typically $6,000 and under) must provide reports annually. In addition, our international field officers make one-on-one site visits to evaluate project partners at least once a year. Partners who receive goods-in-kind of a lower dollar value are visited approximately every three years. Through this exacting process, we gather data, track the progress of the projects, build case studies on results and celebrate the spiritual awakening that is achieved as we spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ among families who previously knew nothing but the daily struggle for survival.

We aim not only to provide quantity but also quality and to match donations with the ministries that have the need and the capacity to use them, so that every gift has the maximum impact on the poor. For example, to ensure that in-kind donations are used wisely and effectively, we only accept truly useful items (typically pre-approved by an overseas partner) and require the overseas ministries to submit feedback reports on each shipment.

Through this proactive, thoughtful approach to working with our ministry partners, it is our goal to empower the Church’s social outreaches all over the world, growing and improving the impact of the dedicated priests, sisters and Catholic lay leaders working “in the trenches” for the benefit and blessing of the poor.

Cross Catholic Outreach

2700 N. Military Trail, Suite 240

PO Box 273908

Boca Raton, Florida 33427-3908


Cross Catholic Outreach is a 501c3

CCO Background Stats 2016