Ways To Give


Charitable gifts are as individual as the people making the contributions. All share a passion for philanthropy, but choose to give in a variety of ways. Some want to name the fund they establish — others want to give in total anonymity. Some want to begin making grants immediately, others need income for the duration of their lives.  Some want simply to give today.

“Establishing funds at CCF allows us to give without worry.”

— Tom Merrill, Donor Advised Fund

Tom and Danalee Merrill established a Donor Advised Fund with proceeds from the sale of their company.

Learn More

Our job is to help you put your philanthropic values into action. With CCF you have the flexibility to establish a charitable giving plan tailored to your philanthropic interests and goals.

A brief overview of charitable funds currently employed by CCF donors is provided here – please contact our professional staff for personalized guidance on charitable giving.

Gifts with Immediate Impact


A good choice for people who want to be actively involved in grantmaking today — and may consider a permanent endowment in the future.

Learn More


A giving option that helps you provide essential support to specific charities today — and extend that support far beyond your lifetime.

Learn More


A CCF-managed fund that lets you partner with other philanthropists to meet urgent or emerging community needs today and into the future.

Learn More

Gifts That Bear Future Fruits


A lasting form of philanthropy where you use estate assets, such as property, insurance polices or retirement funds, as charitable gifts to establish an endowment or make a gift to an existing CCF fund.

Learn More

Gifts That Pay Life Interest


CCF provides two options for donors who want to receive payments for life from a gift made today — and direct the remainder to an endowment that benefits a parish or Catholic institution.

Learn More

Important Year-End Dates & Giving Guidelines

Thanks to our generous donors, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) was able to grant nearly $14 million to our community in the 2018 fiscal year. We are so grateful.

As we head into the holiday season and you consider your charitable giving for the end of this taxable year, please keep in mind the following information.

If you plan on contributing stock to your donor advised fund, please call our offices at 651.389.0300 to let us know. Knowing this information in advance will help us to efficiently and effectively process your gift. CCF will not sell stock or be able to transfer funds to your donor advised fund without knowing donor identity or intention.

Important Dates for the CCF Office

THU. NOV. 22. 2018   CCF office will be closed.
FRI. NOV. 23. 2018   CCF office will be closed.
MON. DEC. 24. 2018   CCF office will be closed.
TUE. DEC. 25. 2018   CCF office will be closed.
TUE. JAN. 01. 2018   CCF office will be closed.

Year-End Giving Dates

MON. DEC. 10. 2018
Initiate any MUTUAL FUND transfers by this date.

MON. DEC. 17. 2018
Submit any DONOR ADVISED FUND GRANT RECOMMENDATIONS before noon to ensure that your grants are sent by DEC. 31.

FRI. DEC. 21. 2018
Initiate any STOCK TRANSFERS prior to this date so that stock gifts can be received in our CCF Schwab account no later than FRI. DEC. 28.

MON. DEC. 31. 2018
Ensure that CCF receives any CASH gifts in our office by noon. Also, remember that contributions made by CHECK to CCF must be dated and postmarked no later than this date.


Not sure which fund or giving strategy is best for you? We’re happy to meet with you at our offices, over the phone, in your home or at the restaurant of your choice. We can share what’s worked for other individuals and families in similar situations — or help you formulate totally new strategies.

We’ll help you sort through:

  • The income and estate tax implications of each way of giving
  • Ways to structure your giving to satisfy your unique circumstances
  • How CCF will ensure that your intentions are honored today and over time

CCF pre-screens all organizations that receive grants to ensure we support only those that operate in alignment with Catholic values. You may also want to consult resources, such as Guidestar- the National Database of Nonprofit Organizations.


To learn how you can give, how CCF can help your donation grow and how we can help you make the greatest possible community impact, please schedule a consultation with us today. Please call 651-389-0300.

You can also email us at info@ccf-mn.org for more detailed information about any of our giving options.

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Phone: 651–389–0300

Email: info@ccf-mn.org