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Jesus looked at them and said, “For human beings this is impossible, but for God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

“I want to express my gratitude for the Lumen Christi grant that I was awarded this year. I am working on my masters in Administrative Leadership ... I would not have had this opportunity without your generous support. I’m grateful that I work in a diocese that values education and the development of its educators.”

Sara Meyer (2017)

“My service to the Catholic Foundation as a board member has been rewarding. I enjoy seeing how our Catholic faith makes a difference in the lives of people young and old throughout our Diocese. Through the support of many families, the Catholic Foundation is able to help the Church and help people discover Jesus in their lives.” 

Mike Cotter, Business Owner, De Pere

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Retirement Collection Kicks Off December 10 - 11

The needs of our retired religious are growing.  Today, retired religious are projected to outnumber wage-earning religious by more than three to one.  To help address the gap in retirement funding among U.S. religious orders, the Catholic bishops of the United States started the Retirement Fund for Religious collection in 1988.  The Retirement Collection includes the Diocesan Priests’ Retirement and the National Retirement Fund for Religious.

Make Your IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

Did you know you can reduce your taxes by making a gift from your IRA directly to charity? If you are 70 1/2 years old or older, you can make a charitable gift up to $100,000 directly from your IRA. This direct distribution can be made to a qualified charity such as your parish, a Catholic school, the Bishop’s Appeal, a diocesan ministry, the Catholic Foundation, or another Catholic charity.

Happy Thanksgiving and a Blessed Advent Season from the Catholic Foundation

You are being enriched in every way for all generosity, which through us produces thanksgiving to God. - 2 Corinthians 9:11. We wish you a very blessed Advent season and Happy Thanksgiving from the Catholic Foundation!

Grant Applications Now Open!

The Catholic Foundation will be accepting grant applications from October 1 to December 1, 2021. Each year, grants from designated funds and endowments are awarded to help meet the needs of our Catholic communities. The Catholic Foundation awards grants from the Advancing the Mission Endowments in Evangelization, Leadership Development, and Lifelong Catechesis, as well as from the Monica Meyer Respect Life Endowment.
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