Translate Your Generosity into Care for God’s Children.

Your prayers, kind deeds, and sacrificial giving will help continue the amazing work we do.

With YOUR Generosity, We Have Completed Our New Outpatient Clinic! MUCHAS GRACIAS!

Click below for details and pictures capturing the beautiful blessing. Thank you to our generous donors for their extraordinary commitment to the poor to make this dream a reality!

Join a Mission Trip to Serve the Poor in Chimbote.

Live the Gospel and experience first-hand our extraordinary work serving the poor in Chimbote.

54th Annual Peru Mission Dinner

Our 2019 dinner was held on Thursday, October 24, at the Duquesne Union Ballroom at Duquesne University, as we celebrated the birth of the 100,000th baby in the maternity hospital.

The Chimbote Foundation’s 15th Annual Golf Outing

The 2019 event was held on Monday, June 3 at the South Hills Country Club.

The Chimbote Foundation’s Mission

The Chimbote Foundation was created to provide a bridge of love, hope, faith and financial support to care for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote through the Center for Social Works – a maternity hospital, outpatient clinic, clinical laboratory, pharmacy and home for abandoned and neglected children – serving hundreds of thousands since the mid-1960s.

2020 Summer Ambassador Mission Trip

Now Accepting Applications!

The Chimbote Foundation welcomes university students and religious educators to apply for a $1,500 scholarship to be used towards a trip to Chimbote, Peru, during the Summer of 2020.

Spend a week in Chimbote learning about the Foundation’s mission, working 1:1 with the poorest of the poor and experiencing how making an impact on their lives can impact your own.


A Beautiful, Uplifting Story about Catholic Faith in Action!

Attorney Gretchen Roos and Deacon Tim Noca of the Chimbote Foundation board of directors discuss a half century of help and hope offered for the poorest of the poor in Chimbote, Peru. They were interviewed recently by Father Tom Burke for the diocese’s “Catholic Education Plus” radio program on KDKA-AM.

Diocesan Mission in Chimbote, Peru


When Did We See You, Lord … ?

Missionaries share their experience of serving the poorest of the poor in the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s medical mission in Chimbote, Peru.

Annual Missions to Chimbote

Our missionaries are doing Christ’s work in this far away land, and through His grace, are providing hope for the poor of Peru while sustaining them body and soul, and renewing their sense of dignity.

How You Can Get Involved

“By taking the walk together, you can ensure that the people of Chimbote will not walk the streets alone.”

— Bishop David A. Zubik

Donate to The Chimbote Foundation

You can provide basic and critical medical care for the poor in Chimbote with a donation through the Foundation. There are several ways you can further the mission in Chimbote. You can make a one-time donation or give on a monthly basis. Learn how planned giving can make the greatest impact.

Chimbote Foundation Fundraising Events

Much of our Foundation’s support comes through our fundraising activities, including dinners and golf outings. Please show your support by attending these vital events and help build awareness about the important work we’re doing. Find out how you can support our missions.


“Consider it all joy, my brothers, when you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” — James 1:2-3

Heavenly Father, this week we pray for the people in Chimbote and everywhere who accept crosses in life gracefully and choose to focus on sharing the joy of the Gospel with those around them.


Celebrating a Fantastic Milestone: The 100,000th Baby Born at the Maternidad!

The 100,000th baby born at the Maternidad de Maria arrived with fanfare and excitement on October 20, 2019, at 4:35 pm! “Baby 100K” was a healthy baby boy, weighing just over 7 pounds.

Upcoming Events & Fundraisers

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