Second collection for Hurricane Irma relief

Our prayers go out to all those who experienced the fury of Hurricane Irma.  As residents begin rebuilding and healing following the storm, Bishop Ricken is asking parishes to conduct a second collection the weekend of September 23 – 24 or as soon as possible to assist victims and Dioceses affected by Hurricane Irma.

The funds collected in this one-time special appeal for Hurricane Irma Relief will be used to support the efforts of the United State Catholic Conference of Bishops member agencies who will respond to the humanitarian aid in the form of water, food, shelter, medical care and assist with long-term efforts to restore communities and reconstruction efforts of the Church.

Help the victims of Hurricane Irma today with your gift to the Catholic Foundation.



Seminarian Collection Reaches $600,000

The Seminarian Collection has raised more than $600,000 to help support men on their journey to the priesthood.  This year, the Diocese anticipates spending nearly $1,000,000 to train and form our seminarians.

If you’ve made a gift to the 2017 Seminarian Collection, thank you! You may still make your gift to help educate and form our future priests today. Please give to the Seminarian Collection.



New Shipping Container Donations Needed

For the second year, the World Mission Services depaRedShippingContainerWEBrtment of the Catholic Foundation and a wonderful group of volunteers will help the people of the Dominican Republic & Haiti receive a shipping container full of supplies.

We need your help!  We are accepting cash donations to be used towards the shipping costs of the container and to purchase needed items.  The cost of shipping is well over $10,000.
Click here to make an online donation for shipping.



Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $5.7 Million

Modeling the example of the risen Christ, we continue to be disciples of Christ by reaching out through the Bishop’s Appeal to thousands of people in search of His love and mercy.

Bishop’s Appeal 2017 continues to grow with gifts from 29,700 families who are vibrant examples of discipleship. The Appeal has raised more than $5,730,000 that will be used to reach out to people throughout northeastern Wisconsin.  Learn more about how your gift will be used.



Catholic Foundation approves distributions of $3.4 million

The Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc., approved distributions of more than $3.4 million.

The Catholic Foundation awards grants that financially support the spiritual, educational, and social needs of more than 200 organizations within the 16 counties of the Diocese of Green Bay.

Click here to learn more.



IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

Congress has reauthorized and made permanent the FB Post - IRA Rollover v4
IRA charitable rollover. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make a charitable gift up to $100,000 from your IRA. Your gift will qualify for your required minimum distribution and you will not have to pay federal income tax on the amount given directly from your IRA to charity.

Please consider a gift to your Parish, Catholic school, the Catholic Foundation, Bishop’s Appeal Endowment, or other diocesan ministry.

For more information please contact your IRA administrator or tax
adviser.  You may also  call Cindi Brawner here at the
Catholic Foundation:  920-272-8173.



Foundation supports the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-HelpThe Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help sits quietly in Northeastern Wisconsin, surrounded by dairy farms and rolling cornfields. Seemingly untouched by our modern world, for over 150 years it has been a place where the faithful have come to seek intercession from the Blessed Virgin Mother.

The Catholic Foundation assists the Shrine by doing an annual fundraising campaign, encouraging people to establish endowments that benefit the Shrine and by helping people leave a legacy by remembering the Shrine in their wills and estates. To help the Shrine today, please consider making a gift.

If you would like more information on how you may leave a legacy to support the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, your parish or other ministries and programs in the Diocese of Green Bay, please contact Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173 or Josh Diedrich at 920-272-8197.



Impacting Lives for more than Fifteen Years

Since its founding in 1997, the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay has distributed more than $35,000,000 to support Church ministries and services for the spiritual, educational, and social needs of God’s people.

We can help you:

  • Make a gift that immediately makes a difference
  • Make a gift that both gives you a life income and helps others
  • Make a gift that will help others later through deferred giving
  • Make a gift to a new or existing fund that
    benefits a parish or ministry

Whether you are interested in assisting a ministry of the Church, educating our seminarians, remembering the Church in your will, helping your parish or the Church in many other ways bring Christ to thousands of people throughout Northeastern Wisconsin, the Catholic Foundation can assist you.

Each gift helps. Thank you on behalf of everyone you are assisting.

To learn more about how we can help you with your charitable intentions, please review our Annual Report or Contact Us today!