Dear Friends of CCF,

At the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF), we share the sentiments of Pope Francis that God is a God of peace and not of war, the father of all and not only of some. God wants us to be brothers, not enemies.

As we bear witness to the violence unfolding in Ukraine, we’re deeply moved by those impacted — by their unimaginable courage to defend their families, neighborhoods, and country and their commitment to freedom.

We’re so grateful to be united in spirit with the many Catholic organizations worldwide supporting this crisis on the ground — and inspired to do what we can. We invite you to join CCF donors in these ways.

Provide Financial Support

For those who want to support frontline efforts to help the people of Ukraine, we have screened several organizations for alignment with Catholic teachings that you may consider funding.

Catholic Relief Services
On the ground in Ukraine and bordering countries to provide safe shelter, food, supplies, and transportation to those in need.

Jesuit Refugee Service

Seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate on the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal and determine their own future.

Razom for Ukraine

Purchasing medical supplies and satellite phones to support the citizens of Ukraine.

World Central Kitchen
Serving thousands of fresh meals to Ukrainian families fleeing home as well as those who remain in the country.

International Relief Teams
Working through local partners to provide food, water, shelter, and other urgent necessities to families streaming across Ukraine’s western borders.

If you have a donor advised fund at CCF and would like to direct a grant, you can click here to sign in to DonorSphere.


Please join us in praying for all the citizens of Ukraine. We offer our prayers to ease their pain. We pray for the losses that every family is enduring. We pray for all those courageously and unselfishly doing whatever they can to support their Ukrainian brothers and sisters from inside and outside Ukraine’s borders.  We pray that world leaders will come together and plow a path toward peace.

Pope Francis calls Lent a “journey of healing.” Let us be united with those who are suffering in Ukraine — on a journey of healing and hope.

With gratitude,

Anne Cullen Miller, MBA

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