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Women’s Community Revitalization Project
The Women’s Community Revitalization Project (WCRP) was a long-time grantee of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) that lost its funding in 2013 due to some of our previous reports. This funding was restored in 2019, bringing WCRP’s total funds since 2006 to $315,000, including the $45,000 it received from the CCHD for FY 2020-2021.
In the previous report on WCRP, the Reform CCHD Now Coalition showed that WCRP had an intimate relationship with the radically pro-abortion “Women’s Way” (Women’s Way only gave grants to organizations that professed a commitment to “reproductive freedom”), was a dues-paying member of the pro-abortion and pro-LGBT National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and that the executive director, Nora Lichtash, is an LGBTQ activist.
Nora Lichtash is still the executive director for WCRP, as indicated here.
In 2016, Lichtash conducted an interview with the The Laura Flanders Show, wherein she admitted that she lost funding (at the 5:35 mark) “from a pretty major organizing funding source because I’m a lesbian.” Considering the fact that WCRP stopped receiving CCHD funds in 2013, and those funds weren’t resumed until recently, it stands to reason that she is talking about the CCHD.
In addition to the pro-LGBTQ activism that Lichtash has done, as indicated in the Reform CCHD Now report, Lichtash is still actively combating the Church’s moral teachings. In June of 2021, she donated to Planned Parenthood.
In December of 2021, she again donated to Planned Parenthood.
In May of 2022, Lichtash was featured in the Pride Power 100 list for the “most influential figures in the state’s LGBTQ community.”
If the Women’s Community Revitalization Project lost its CCHD funding in 2013 due to homosexual activism by the executive director of the organization, then it’s a bit confusing as to why the CCHD funding has resumed, especially since her activism includes the abortion factory, Planned Parenthood.