How We Can Help the People of Ukraine

How We Can Help the People of Ukraine

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 […]

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A Rare Free Lunch: IRA QCDs

A Rare Free Lunch: IRA QCDs

Candido Palomarez is a husband, father, and coach. As a Family CFO at Candido, Inc., he takes a holistic approach to coaching clients in wealth management. He specializes in Christian business owners, private school families, widows, and high earners. Candido and his family are parishioners at the Church of St. Anne in Hamel. Below, he highlights why you may want to consider using IRA required minimum distributions for your charitable giving.

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The Downside of IRA Required Minimum Distributions (and How to Avoid It)

The Downside of IRA Required Minimum Distributions (and How to Avoid It)

Some of the best tools for planning for retirement are pre-tax retirement accounts. Your income goes directly into these funds, without being taxed, and then grows tax free for years. You don’t have to worry about paying taxes on these accounts until you start withdrawing the money during retirement. But, all good things must come to an end. So, tax law requires that you…

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Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Letter From the President: What Is Unseen Is Eternal

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that the staff of the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) has worked remotely for more than 18 months now. We’ve experienced profound changes since we last sat around our boardroom table together — as individuals, as a team, and as a community.

Although so much has changed externally, what drives us internally at CCF remains the same. I often call it our “secret sauce.” You can’t see it, but it’s what sets us apart: our mission and values. This part of our work — why and how we do it — is our living legacy.

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2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

2021 Assets and Grantmaking Snapshot

Fiscal year 2021 was monumental for the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF). With asset growth of $123 million, CCF now manages more than $500 million in assets.

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Update for 2021: The CARES Act and Charitable Giving

A Rare Free Lunch: IRA QCDs

Did you know that the key provisions of the March 2020 CARES Act — Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act — were extended through 2021? The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, built upon the large economic relief bill which included a variety of provisions to help individuals, families, and small businesses manage financial hardships.

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It’s Time to Discuss Family Philanthropy

It’s Time to Discuss Family Philanthropy

In this holiday season, extended families are preparing, at long last, to gather around the table. After a year and a half of separation and isolation, we’re all eager to be together again.

Families will be catching up on the latest happenings, exchanging ideas and expressing gratitude for their many blessings.

Perhaps it’s a good time to discuss giving back — and passing on blessings received — as a family.

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How to Stress Less Over Year-End Giving

How to Stress Less Over Year-End Giving

‘Tis the season for giving. Whether you surprise your “Advent Angel” or deliver a bag of groceries to a neighbor in need, it feels good to give. That means charitable giving too. But sending gifts to your favorite nonprofits before year-end can create stress when you’ve already got a long to-do list.

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Rethinking Year-End Giving

Rethinking Year-End Giving

As we enter the holiday season, our greatest wish for you is to experience the joy of giving. But we know sometimes all of the tasks that come at this time of year can pile up — making our gift wrapping and check writing less joyful and more arduous. Instead of waiting, consider tackling one to-do on your long holiday […]

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Year-End Dates & Giving Guidelines

Year-End Dates & Giving Guidelines

Thanks to you, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota was able to grant more than $17M to our community in the 2021 fiscal year. This is only possible with your support. We are so grateful to you.

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

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