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Mission of FACE

Mission of FACE


  • To provide tuition assistance that enables diverse low-income children to attend Catholic schools and help families break the cycle of poverty by supporting access to quality Catholic education in the Contra Costa and Alameda Counties in the Diocese of Oakland.


  •  We believe the rigors of academic excellence and the faith formation opportunities available through a Catholic education celebrate the values of faith respect, hard work and self-worth.


    • By partnering with our generous supporters to award scholarships to deserving families, we are providing the young students of today the opportunity to rise above their economic challenges and become the next generation of active and engaged community leaders of tomorrow.

We Believe

  • In the rigors of academic excellence and the faith formation opportunities available through Catholic education that celebrate the community values of hard work, faith, respect and self-worth.
  • In providing tuition support to deserving families, we are helping young learners become tomorrow's leaders who can rise above the challenges of poverty and socio-economic disadvantage.
  • In partnering with generous supporters to sow seeds that have the potential to grow a new generation of active, engaged and contributing community members.
  • We are making a difference - one student at a time.


Who Do We Serve?

FACE provides financial assistance without regard to race, religion or ethnicity, to  deserving families throughout the Oakland Diocese. Grants cover approximatley one-third  of tuition cost.



Based on the conviction that the promise of Catholic education should be accessible to all, a group of far sighted founders established Family Aid-Catholic Education in 1978.  Since then, FACE has granted millions of dollars to thousands of families in the Diocese of Oakland to give their children a faith based, academically rigorous education that leads to a lifetime of learning, faith, service, and success.

Applying for a Grant

Are you applying for a FACE grant for your child?  Learn how to apply and view our Frequently Asked Questions

Why Catholic Schools?

Learn about the benefits of a Catholic Education and how it leads to a lifetime of learning, success, faith and service

Support Us

Learn how you can support FACE and invest in the community leaders of the future by