FOSTERING COMMUNITY GROWTH

DEEPLY ROOTED IN OUR COMMUNITY OF FAITH

Through our Legacy Fund, CCF addresses urgent and emerging community needs using funds donated without restriction. We also distribute grants on behalf of our donors and partners to organizations serving the spiritual, educational and social needs of the Catholic community.

$13.6 million

Grants Distributed in Fiscal Year 2018

$155 million

Grants Distributed Since 1992

“Affordability is a concern for many of our families. We use the assistance we receive from CCF to help as many students as possible.”

—Tom Donlon, President/Principal, Bethlehem Academy

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CCF Grantmaking Overview

Grants distributed by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) take two forms: Donor-Directed and CCF-Directed.

Recipients of Donor-Directed grants are either identified by the founding donor of an endowment and restricted to those charities in perpetuity; or are recommended in real time by the advisor of a donor advised fund.

Recipients of CCF-Directed grants, which are also referred to as ‘discretionary grants,’ are identified by CCF and recommended to the CCF Grants Committee of the Board of Directors for approval. Through our discretionary grantmaking, we strive to be a catalyst for strength and vitality in the Catholic community.

*Note: CCF operates on a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year.

Donor-Directed

$12.4 million

Grants Distributed in Fiscal Year 2018

Recipients of Donor-Directed grants are either identified by the founding donor of an endowment and restricted to those charities in perpetuity; or are recommended in real time by the advisor of a Donor Advised Fund.

Source of Grants

  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Institutional Endowments
  • Community Endowments

Grantmaking process

Grants from Donor Advised Funds are processed weekly based on recommendations received from each funds’ advisor. Grants from Institutional and Community Endowments are disbursed annually in the spring.

Contact

Jules Vierling
Grants Manager
651-389-0880
vierlingj@ccf-mn.org

CCF-Directed

$1.2 million

Grants Distributed in Fiscal Year 2018

Recipients of CCF-Directed grants are identified by CCF and recommended to the CCF Grants Committee of the Board of Directors for approval. All grants are determined by an invitation-only, competitive grant proposal process.

Grant Programs

  • Tuition Assistance Grants
  • Impact Grants
  • Grants from Field-of-Interest Endowments
  • Community Priorities Grants

Grantmaking process

Through our discretionary grantmaking, we strive to be a catalyst for strength and vitality in our Catholic community. CCF’s discretionary grant programs operate on a by-invitation-only basis. Download our guidebook to learn more.

Contact

Meg Payne Nelson
Program Officer
651-389-0882
nelsonm@ccf-mn.org

Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota

Phone: 651–389–0300

Email: info@ccf-mn.org