International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the standard of living in garbage dump communities. With headquarters in Ann Arbor, they have offices in Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia. In 2019, International Samaritan received an impact grant from the Catholic Foundation to provide service immersion scholarships to low-income Detroit Catholic school students who will travel to serve members of the garbage dump communities. They also opened the International Samaritan Endowment Fund with the Catholic Foundation in 2019.
Pray. Serve. Learn and Play. As we begin 2020, we are keeping these words front and center, and we invite you to do the same.
In early January, we are featuring funds that are helping others in their resolutions to pray, serve, learn and play. We hope you’ll read about them and discern where you might be called to partner with us.
The Catholic Foundation is here, this year and for many to come, to support you in realizing your philanthropic goals.
Consider how opening or contributing to a fund might be part of your 2020 commitments and then be in touch with us.