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Mission of FACE

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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.

Who We Serve

FACE provides partial-tuition scholarships to low-income families throught the counties of Alameda and Contra Costa within the Diocese of Oakland. Our student population is derived from a wide range of diverse cultures. All hold a common desire for a rigorous, safe and holistic educaitonal experience. Supported by FACE, our students excel academically and develop strong character deep in faith with commitment to serve and carry out their civic duty throughout the Catholic community and beyond.



Founded in 1978 with the promise that a Catholic education should be accessible to all, a group of visionary founders established Family Aid-Catholic Education.  Since then, FACE has awarded countless scholarships to families in the Diocese of Oakland to provide their children with 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

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