Why the Catholic Community Foundation?

We are different.  We are Catholic.

As a community foundation for Catholics, we help individuals and families pass along their faith, heritage and values for future generations.  The Catholic Foundation of Northeast Indiana serves as a catalyst for helping Catholics make a lasting difference.

  • We are Catholic. We understand the stewardship and spirituality of the Catholic heritage. We understand and respect your desire to support the Church and provide a legacy of faith for future generations. The Catholic Foundation encourages Catholic giving – for a variety of causes and needs throughout our diocese.
  • We provide professional planned giving services and assist with planning gifts in wills or estate plans.  
  • We are managed by an independent Board of Directors – including lay leaders, and clergy, – that ensures professional investment management of the funds.  Funds are invested to preserve and grow over the long-term, in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines.
  • We protect your intent as a donor forever and provide professional administration to ensure timely reporting and compliance with all legal requirements.
  • We build up the Church in the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend by providing grants that impact our local community.  Grants and distributions are awarded to organizations in conformity with Catholic teaching.

If you are thinking of leaving a legacy – a gift that lasts forever – be assured that the Catholic Foundation will handle it in a manner consistent with Catholic values and your wishes.