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A Distinguished American Diplomat Honors His Family and Detroit’s Youth Through Endowment

John S. Habib, Ph.D. (1930 – 2020) has a great story to share, one that is international but also uniquely American.  The youngest of 11 children, John was born in Detroit, Michigan, on July 7, 1930, the last of five boys and six girls, to Sasin Habib El Khoury Hannah and Mary Backus Saad lshaq.  […]

The Sanctuary Stations of the Cross: How Art is Being Used to Share the Story of Christ in Michigan

 We Adore You, O Christ, and we praise You because by Your holy cross, you have redeemed the world. Lent reminds us that Christ crucified is our hope. But why can it be so difficult to explain to others? Art can be a way to speak to others about Christ when words fail. The Catholic […]

Catholic Donor Advised and Donor Designated Giving Transforms Family Philanthropy

The power of education is undeniable. It has the ability to change lives, create opportunities, and to inspire individuals to be the best versions of themselves. For Karen and Bill Flynn, their Catholic education has been a driving force behind their success and their desire to give back.

Pierre-Louis Scholarship: A Gift that is Everlasting

When Jacques Duverna Pierre-Louis moved from Haiti to the USA as a young man with his wife and daughter, he didn’t know much about what his new life would look like. He did know one thing for sure – he wanted his children to receive a rich, well-rounded education.  As Jacques and his wife adjusted […]

God’s Grace Through a Hitchhiker: The St. Andrew’s Scholars Scholarship Fund

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ […]

2022 Endowment Distributions: Securing the Future

The Catholic Foundation is honored to provide sustainable income to Catholic parishes, schools and ministries! In 2022 alone, the Catholic Foundation distributed $798K to 23 ministries through our endowment funds. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted $1.85M  in endowment distributions to 63 different parishes, schools, and ministries. Be inspired by the incredible work of […]

Be Joyful in Hope: Celebrating 5th Annual Year of Granting

The Catholic Foundation of Michigan distributed over $135,300 on December 15th during the annual community grants celebration. Over 150 community members came together at the Detroit Athletic Club on December 15th, 2022, to celebrate the Foundation’s five-year anniversary and the incredible work supported through its granting partners. One of this year’s grant recipients, St. Augustine […]

2022 Spirit of Innovation Grant

In 2019, in response to the Archbishop of Detroit’s message in Unleash the Gospel, the Catholic Foundation was called upon to create the Spirit of Innovation granting fund. The Spirit of Innovation Grant called for Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations in the archdiocese to develop, launch and grow new initiatives, ministries and approaches that share […]

2022 Sanctity of Life Grant Award Recipients

Sanctity of Life Granting Fund – In Memory of Marisa Petrella In honor of the life-giving spirit of Marisa Petrella, a devoted Catholic Foundation of Michigan board member, the Sanctity of Life Endowed Granting Fund was established through the generosity of the Catholic Foundation staff and Board of Directors. The fund is dedicated to supporting […]

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