Group Purchasing Enrollment
with Catholic Community Connection

Catholic Community Connection offers group purchasing services, through an affiliation with a national Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), for their members to negotiate pricing on supplies and services commonly used by an organization.

Advantages of Participation with Catholic Community Connection’s GPO

  • Negotiated GPO pricing offers significant savings
    over retail
  • Ability to purchase directly from suppliers (and receive direct rebates, where applicable)
  • Access to a comprehensive portfolio of 2,000+ contracts available with trusted brands
  • Individualized customer service and support

Affiliated Purchasing Program

Catholic Community Connection’s affiliation with HealthTrust/AdvantageTrust (HT/AT), a national GPO, is 20+ years strong. Catholic Community Connection group purchasing members utilize AdvantageTrust, which supports non-hospital, nonprofit organizations. HT/AT boasts a 99% member retention rate.

Satisfied Catholic Community Connection GPO Members

“Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland, works collaboratively in ministry with Catholic Community Connection (CCC) to provide resources to the vulnerable and underserved. By utilizing CCC’s GPO, Catholic Charities agencies can provide impactful and cost-efficient services to those in need.”

-Patrick Gareau, President & CEO, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland

Benefits to eligible, nonprofit member organizations:


No cost to you

There is no fee to enroll or maintain participation in the group purchasing program.


Stronger partnerships in purchasing.

Increased savings, dedicated customer service, rebates direct from suppliers, and more – plus the knowledge that purchases are helping ministries collaborate with each other.


Better negotiated rates/costs.

Typical savings should be 3-8% over a negotiated rate an organization may already have; savings can be 10%+ when compared to retail.

Purchasing fact:

Due to the volume of purchasing by Catholic Community Connection’s affiliate, an estimated $45 billion annually, members can generally expect double-digit savings, depending on the purchasing category.

GPO Network Suppliers

2,000+ suppliers contract with HT/AT including many small, local, and minority-owned businesses.

Featured partners include:

Key GPO categories include:

  • Office & cleaning supplies
  • Food & related dining supplies
  • Furniture & décor
  • Technology (IT)
  • Copier equipment & supplies
  • Construction & building maintenance
  • Printing & mailing supplies
  • Medical/surgical supplies
  • PPE & cold/flu season readiness
  • Promotional products/personal branding

Business Benefit for Catholic Community Connection

Catholic Community Connection earns a share of administrative fees on the total volume purchases made by organizations that join HT/AT by our referral. Catholic Community Connection also benefits from knowing ministries and local nonprofits save on supplies and services so that more funds are available for mission and collaborative efforts.

Learn More About How GPO Can Serve You

Catholic Community Connection
(216) 357-4436
2475 E 22nd St
Cleveland, OH 44115