Our Catholic community in Minnesota is blessed with talented, faithful individuals who work to build God’s kingdom by sharing the teachings of Jesus Christ. Their ministries leverage old and new media to spread the good news, reaching well beyond state boundaries. Three of these talented individuals — Kelly Wahlquist, Fr. Mike Schmitz, and Bishop Robert Barron — will take center stage at CCF’s 30th anniversary celebration in April.
With age comes wisdom, experience, and perspective. And if you have an IRA, it comes with required minimum distributions (RMDs). When you turn 73 the tax law mandates that you take withdrawals from your retirement account whether you need the money or not. If you’re a charitably minded person, you may decide to use the distributions to support your favorite causes. But it needs to be done prudently.
Dear Friends of CCF, God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. (PS 46:2) As the death toll in Turkey and Syria continues to climb following the earthquake and aftershocks, we hold in our hearts those forever changed by grief and loss. We ask that God bless those who have lost their homes and livelihoods. We are […]
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…
Hundreds of thousands of people from different economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds make up our Catholic community. For all our individual differences, we so beautifully compose a single body: the Church. In unity with the faithful who have already passed, we form the communion of saints —a communion that joins us to Christ.
As I reflect on fiscal year 2022 at the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF), I see our philanthropic community, a communion of saints itself, proving through its actions that so much more can be accomplished as one united body.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) continued its growth trajectory in fiscal year 2022. With 89 new funds opened, CCF now manages more than $507 million in assets. Click to see more information about CCF’s growth in funds, assets, and grants.
The Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) believes philanthropy enriches lives. Considering how charitable giving might fit into our business plans only grows our capacity to positively impact our community. We asked John Remakel and Marcus Urlaub of the law firm Monroe Moxness Berg to help us understand how philanthropy might fit into a business sale.
A good estate plan has the bones to hand down the things you’ve worked hard for in life and to plan a proper funeral. A great estate plan has the brains to consider how your affairs are handled and how assets are distributed. But a Catholic estate plan ensures your legacy lives on — it has a heart. A Catholic […]
Thanks to you, the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) was able to grant more than $18M to our community in the 2022 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 Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota (CCF) congratulates Candido “Dido” Palomarez on completing his summer internship at CCF! Working with CCF’s development team provided Dido the opportunity to leverage his interests and talents while learning about Catholic philanthropy and developing professional skills.