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Welcome to FACE

The faces of FACE, students who have received financial aid

The faces of FACE, students who have received financial aid

Family Aid - Catholic Education (FACE) Logo

FACE provides need-based tuition grants to students who attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Oakland.

FACE was founded in 1978 and helps students regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity or citizenship. We hope to support over 700 students every school year.The recent success of our annual Gala and donated funds increases the number of grants given each year.

The Diocese of Oakland includes 39 elementary and 8 secondary Catholic schools throughout the East Bay.

If you are interested in applying for a grant, click here.

 (Please Note:  The application deadline for 2018-2019 was 3/19/2018 and has now passed.  If you missed the deadline, please feel free to try again when applications re-open in January 2019.)      










  2018 Face Gala & Auction

                                          Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5:00pm

                      at the 

      Greek Orthodox Cathedral

          4700 Lincoln Avenue

           Oakland, CA 94602







This year marks the 40th year since the inception of Family Aid - Catholic Education, which has grown tremendously since 1978! FACE remains firm in its unwavering mission to break the cycle of poverty in the East Bay, one family at a time, by helping providing access to quality education.


Thank you for supporting FACE by celebrating it's success over the last 40 years. This year's Gala will be in honor of The Most Reverend John S. Cummins, Bishop Emeritus of Oakland, for his 90th birthday and his instrumental role in the founding of FACE.