Catholic Diocese of Green Bay Entrance Temporarily Closed

The entrance to the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay and the Catholic Foundation on St. Joseph Street will be closed from Wednesday, June 12 until further notice for repairs.  Please be sure to use the Riverside Drive entrance during this time.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Arthur Schmidt: A Legacy

“Leading a life of stewardship encourages one to return a grateful share of all they have to God in recognition of His many blessings.”

It is with deep sadness we say farewell to Arthur Schmidt, a founding member of the Catholic Foundation Board of Directors.  Art along his wife, Gladys, and their family have spent a lifetime committed to leading a stewardship way of life.  Art treated all those he met with love and kindness and knew all his successes were abundant blessings from God.  He continuously looked for ways to share those gifts with others.  Countless people have been touched by the faith and stewardship of Art Schmidt – he will be deeply missed.

Read Arthur Schmidt Obituary here.

Bishop’s Appeal Reaches $5.66 Million

Thank you to the 27,424 families who have generously given more than $5.66 million to the 2019 Bishop’s Appeal.  We are grateful for your generous support!

When you make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal you play a big part in extending the hand of Jesus to others.  You help people live out their ministry in service to their community and help others get back on their feet after a difficult time.  Every week, thousands of children are inspired through Catholic education to live a faith-filled life.

Please prayerfully consider making your gift today.  Thank you!

Shipping Container Donations Needed

For the fourth year, Catholic Foundation World Mission Services and a wonderful group of volunteers will help the people of the Dominican Republic and 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 $6,000.
Click here to make an online gift.

Help Our Brothers and Sisters Around the World

The new World Mission Services Projects Booklet ProjectBookletSquareImagehas been released, and is overflowing with charitable projects!  This booklet provides a way to be the heart and hands of Christ to people in missions around the globe.

If you’re a teacher, catechist, parent, teen, faith sharing group, parish ministry, or someone looking to serve the global Church, this booklet has a project where you can make a difference.  Help our brothers and sisters around the world rise above poverty and adversity, adopt a project today!

Catholic Foundation Approves Distributions of $4.6 Million

The Board of Directors of the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc., approved distributions of more than $4.6 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 read the press releases for more information.

Foundation supports the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-HelpThe National 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 National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, your parish or other ministries and programs in the Diocese of Green Bay, please contact Josh Diedrich at 920-272-8197 or Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173.

Impacting Lives for 20 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!