Mission Statement

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan inspires charitable giving and assists donors in investing in the
future of Catholic parishes, schools and nonprofit organizations.


Igniting hearts. Invest. Serve. Grow.

With your help, the Catholic Foundation of Michigan is building the framework to support a thriving Catholic community in southeast Michigan long into the future. By inspiring faith-filled charitable giving and managing assets to provide perpetual funding to Catholic schools, parishes, and ministries, we work in partnership with generous donors to make a lasting and meaningful impact with their gifts.

Uniquely Catholic.

We understand the values of our Catholic donors. When you work with the Catholic Foundation, trust that your gifts and funds will always be stewarded in accordance with Gospel values and the socially responsible investment guidelines set forth by the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops. Donors have assurance that their gift directly supports the organizations that they choose.

Lay Led.

Endorsed by the Archdiocese of Detroit, with its own independent governing Board of Trustees, the Catholic Foundation is a lay-run nonprofit dedicated to serving the Catholic community and supporting the outreach of our Church.

Solid and Professional.

Catholic investing provides positive results while allowing your values to take the lead. Working with the investment team at Merrill Lynch, the Catholic Foundation provides the highest level of due diligence and transparency while maximizing the impact of your fund.

“Out of our common todays and yesterdays, we are building for eternity. No thought, no work of ours ever dies. We shall meet them all again, and in the world to come shall find our gathered harvest.”—St. Katharine Drexel

Our Philosophy