World Mission Sunday

World Mission Sunday is a day for Catholics worldwide to recommit to the Church’s mission through prayer and sacrifice.

Your gift will help enrich more than 1,000 local churches in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Island, and parts of Latin America and Eastern Europe. This covers more than half the globe.

On October 22, please make a generous gift to the World Mission Sunday Collection at your parish.

For more information, please contact Cindy St. Aubin at 920.272.8192 or email [email protected].

Disaster Relief Giving

Our prayers go out to all those who experienced the devastation of the recent natural disasters in the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. Following are ways you can support families as they begin to rebuild their homes and lives.

To support relief efforts of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma donate to the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay.  To support relief efforts in Puerto Rico donate to Catholic Charities at  To support relief efforts in Mexico for the earthquake donate to Catholic Relief Services at

Your support will help with pastoral rebuilding efforts and humanitarian aid such as food, water, shelter, medical care and long-term disaster recovery efforts.

Please make your gift today!

Grant Applications Available

The Catholic Foundation has opened up their grant application process.  Individuals, parishes, Catholic schools, and Catholic organizations have until December 1 to submit an application in five areas.  They include Advancing the Mission grants in Leadership Development, Evangelization and Life Long Catechesis. The Foundation also has grants available through Lumen Christi and Catholic Foundation general funds.

Last year more than $3 million dollars was awarded. To learn more about Catholic Foundation grants or to apply please click here or call Cindi Brawner at 920-272-8173.

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.

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!