Let’s Not Miss “The Opportunity of a Generation”

On February 19, 2019, the Minnesota Catholic Conference gathered hundreds of Catholics at our state’s capitol to advocate for policies that uphold the values of our shared faith. This event is called Catholics at the Capitol, and the energy of the attendees was palpable as they prepared to discuss a wide variety of important topics with their state representatives. One legislative initiative that could have a tremendous impact on our faith community involves the impending transfer of wealth. Over the next 20 years, an estimated $47.9 billion in wealth will transfer from…

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Catholic Spirit: Catholic foundations show continued growth throughout 2017-2018

Catholic Spirit: Catholic foundations show continued growth throughout 2017-2018

Amid worry that bad news about the Catholic Church and the clergy abuse scandal could impact Catholic giving, one financial expert just published a paper with a different story. Walter Dillingham, a Catholic, who is managing director of endowments and foundations at a New York firm that helps nonprofits manage their finances, has released a study that shows Catholic foundations have been growing — and multiplying — at near-record rates over the past two years…

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Letter From the President: Extending the Invitation to the Table of Plenty

Here at the Foundation, we understand that our work must build community. We seek to invite everyone in our faith community to this table of Catholic philanthropy, this table of plenty — philanthropists, leaders, grantees, and the most vulnerable.

It’s a privilege to share with you just how far our invitation to the table of plenty extends: from a small town where one person’s dream has created a valuable resource that’s empowering an entire community to a small school that welcomes low income and refugee families seeking a Catholic education for their children. It even extends beyond our lifetime, providing perpetual support for valuable missions and ministries through the power of endowment.

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Are Endowments Catholic?

Our call to stewardship goes beyond generous giving of our time, treasure, and talent. The U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship says, “as Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.”

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New Faces and Spaces

New Faces and Spaces

To build and sustain a vibrant Catholic community, we aim to grant $50 million annually by 2028. It’s a big, beautiful vision that requires thoughtful growth.

To effectively drive toward our vision, we needed to increase the capacity of our staff. So in 2018, we prioritized filling open positions and building our team. We hired a total of five new staff members, three of whom filled brand new positions at CCF.

To accommodate these new staff members, we expanded our office space. With this expansion, we added four new workstations and created more meeting spaces for our team of 17.

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How to Stress Less Over Year-End Giving

How to Stress Less Over Year-End Giving

With the April tax deadline fast approaching, Americans start to realize we maybe should have made additional charitable gifts in 2016 to receive a more robust tax deduction. The good news is, with a little planning, you can turn that realization into next year’s reality. It’s never too early to plan ways to maximize the impact of your charitable gifts and achieve a favorable tax outcome for 2017 at the same time.

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Catholic Spirit: Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

Catholic Spirit: Community an answer to the millennial crisis, panel says at Basilica

A single parent, Maria Sinchi, 26, didn’t know how much support the Church offers single mothers and children through various nonprofits. “It’s really nice and empowering and just encouraging to us to know that these resources are available,” said Sinchi, a parishioner of St. Stephen in Minneapolis. “It’s really cool what these women are doing.” Sinchi and more than 90 other people heard from five female panelists March 12 about…

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Introducing Casey Scott

Introducing Casey Scott

We’re pleased to introduce Casey Scott as our new Vice President of Finance and Administration. Casey will oversee a team of finance and administrative professionals tasked with executing key functions of the Foundation…

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