Catholic Distance University's quality education is made possible by the generosity of the following organizations and individuals:
- The Our Sunday Visitor Institute has generously underwritten CDU's independent study courses on the Second Vatican Council and has generously provided funding for the joint OSV-CDU MA Degree and Certificate in Theology for DREs and Secondary School Religion Teachers.
- Knights of Columbus Supreme Council supports CDU's technology modernization efforts.
- The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities has supported programming improvements to CDU's online infrastructure.
- The Knights of Malta and St. James the Greater Catholic Church have been generous in their support of CDU's prison outreach.
- Allen Thornburgh of Creation Waits Photography has been tremendously generous with his professional expertise.