A parish endowment is a charitable fund designated to provide stable, ongoing financial support to your parish and/or parish school forever. The principal is legally protected and grows through prudent investing. A portion of the fund’s value is granted (distributed)) annually forever.

Your parish, or a parishioner, or a group can establish an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation. If you have a special purpose for starting an endowment, a fund can be tailored to fit your parish’s greatest areas of need.

Establishing an endowment for your parish will help finance its future ministries with resources that support, enhance, or expand the services they provide forever.

Once your parish endowment fund is established, our team will partner with you to help educate your pastor, parish staff, and church community, as well as provide the tools to market your fund.

The sustainable resource will grow with planned gifts over time, increasing its impact on your parish ministry.

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“We are confident we made the right decision to set up an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation because it is focused on supporting Catholic causes.“-
Sr. Mary Peter Fox, OP Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament

Benefits of Creating an Endowment


    • Simplicity and Ease: The Foundation prudently manages all administrative aspects of the fund, including donor stewardship and recognition letters.
    • Visibility and Marketing: The Foundation will market and promote your fund through both digital and print channels.
    • Integrity of Catholic Values: Funds are managed and invested in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops guidelines for socially Responsible Investments
    • Peace of Mind: Funds created by the Catholic Foundation of Michigan provide asset protection from potential liabilities.

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Existing Endowment Fund Stories

The Catholic Foundation is honored to support and sustain the future of Catholic parishes, schools and ministries within Michigan.
Learn more about our partners and how endowment funds are helping create a lasting impact by reading their stories.



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Generosity Motivated by Hope

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Investing in Young Leaders at St. Albert the Great

“As we respond to what the Archbishop is asking of us in the Unleash the Gospel movement, we have to ...

Parish Endowment Offers Perpetual Blessing to the Community

Corpus Christi Catholic Community in Detroit is a diverse, vibrant parish that attracts worshippers from across the Archdiocese. “The manifestation of ...

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The Catholic Foundation is pleased to provide a faithful planned giving guide.  This helpful booklet was created to assist you and your loved ones as you begin the process of planning for your future.  As a discernment tool, it will help you gather information, think about how to use your estate plan to provide for your loved ones and support the faithful causes you care about.

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