About the Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Inc. was the inspiration of Bishop Robert Banks. In the mid-1990’s, Bishop Banks asked Don Long and Cindi Brawner to develop the Catholic Foundation. He saw the positive effects of foundations elsewhere, and wanted to bring that same impact to Green Bay.

It has always been important for the Catholic Foundation to support Catholic values. Families want to know their endowments are faith-based, in harmony with their diocese and the Bishop’s vision. We exist to benefit the Diocese of Green Bay, but we are a completely separate entity.

Throughout our history we have encouraged stewardship and generosity by providing a faith-based avenue for giving. Our friends support us because of our Catholic values – it’s what makes us different from other local community foundations. Donors recognize the impact we have in the community and in our parishes. We are eternally grateful to the families whose gifts we extend to others.

Today the Catholic Foundation conducts the many annual appeals including the Bishop’s Appeal.  The Foundation also administers more than 250 endowment funds with over a $100 million in management assets.

To learn more about the Catholic Foundation, please review our Annual Report.