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Thank you for your interest in working with the Catholic Foundation of Michigan. Our team is focused on helping you maximize your faithful charitable goals. We share a passion to help your generosity do the most good for our Catholic community. Please contact a member of our team to guide you through the process of creating your customized giving plan.

Recommended minimum amount to open funds

  • Donor Advised Fund: $5,000
  • Endowment: $10,000
  • Scholarship: $10,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What sets the Catholic Foundation of Michigan apart from other foundations?

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan’s work is a ministry. Catholic spiritual writer Henri Nouwen writes of philanthropy as, “a very rich and beautiful activity. It is a confident, joyful and hope-filled expression of ministry…we work together for the full coming of God’s Kingdom.”

The Catholic Foundation makes it simple for the local Catholic community to practice Christian philanthropy in accordance with Gospel values and the socially responsible investing principles set forth by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.


Can I donate to non-Catholic organizations? 

Yes. Generous donors can give to any 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves the needs of the community and does not conduct business contrary to Catholic teachings.  Your funds can go toward your school or university, a civic cause, a cultural institution, or any qualifying charitable organization operating in accordance with Catholic values anywhere in the country.


Does the Catholic Foundation invest in line with Catholic Teachings?  

The Catholic Foundation collects, grows, and distributes funds on behalf of our donors. We offer donors highly effective investment vehicles completely in line with Catholic values; the finest professional stewardship of those funds; optimal tax benefits; and the opportunity to create meaningful and lasting legacies through generous and responsible giving to the community. 

Igniting Hearts.

Invest. Serve. Grow.

Catholic Foundation of Michigan

1145 W. Long Lake Road, Suite 201 
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302 

Phone: 248.204.0332