Giving Insights is a forum series exploring the impact of Catholic philanthropy on our local community.

As a community foundation, we build relationships – a lot of them. And from those relationships, we glean community insights that help us to connect resources and needs in our community. We see these insights as community “assets,” and we wish to steward them well.

That’s why we created this forum series – to share these insights more broadly. We hope that Giving Insights informs and inspires further generosity and community impact.

Themed by CCF’s mission areas: spiritual, educational, and social, the forums examine critical needs in our community. Each forum showcases a moderator and panel of local experts with significant experience in funding, developing, and implementing solutions.

2018-2019 Series

Spiritual Forum

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What can our parishes and larger Catholic community do to better attract, engage, and retain Millennial and post-Millennial Catholics?

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Social Forum

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | 6 – 8:30 pm
Pax Christi Catholic Community, Eden Prairie


What is the Catholic response to the influx of immigrants and refugees and rapidly shifting U.S. immigration policy?

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Educational Forum

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 6 – 8:30 pm
Cretin-Derham Hall High School, Saint Paul

Why are Catholic schools essential for a strong church and community?

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Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Phone: 651–389–0300