Catholic Community Foundation

Catholic Community Foundation

2610 University Avenue West, Suite 500
Saint Paul, MN 55114

Annual Revenue:
Total Contributions FY2017: $28 million
Grant Distribution FY2017: $13.5 million
Total Assets Under Management: $320 million
Total Grant Distribution Since Inception: $140 million
Total Employees: 13
Year Established: 1992
We believe our mission is sacred. We partner with donors and institutions to fulfill the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our community. Together, we walk spiritual ground, doing service that’s profound, compassionate, and perpetual.
About Us
Along with our partners, we perpetuate the faith, continually making Minnesota’s Catholic community stronger and more robust.

  • 6th largest public grantmaker in Minnesota
  • Largest Catholic community foundation in the nation
  • More than 1,000 funds under management
  • $5M Legacy Fund allows CCF to respond strategically and with flexibility to urgent, unforeseen needs in our community.
  • Provides for the needs of future generations by stewarding funds in perpetuity.

Our Guiding Principles
Catholic Identity: We reflect our Catholic faith in all we do; embrace the breadth, diversity, and commonality of Catholic interests; and assure that investments and grant recipients are in alignment with Catholic values.
Service: We respond to the financial needs of the Catholic community and contribute to effective solutions; collaborate with other nonprofits when consistent with our mission; and provide for the needs of future generations.
Public Accountability: We recognize and act on the understanding that community foundations are sustained by public trust which is earned by full, open, and public disclosure.

  • CCF of Minnesota distributed more than 2,000 grants in FY2017, totaling more than $13.5 million.
  • 90% of grants are directed by donors
  • $140 million in grants distributed since 1992
  • Impact areas:
    • Educational: schools and programs educating students pre-K to college and beyond
    • Spiritual: sharing the faith through parishes, orders, missions, ministries and seminaries
    • Social: organizations serving the most vulnerable in our society

Charitable Giving Options
For Individuals:
            The Legacy Fund
            Endowment Funds
            Donor Advised Funds
            Charitable Gift Annuities
            Charitable Remainder Trusts
For Institutions:
            Institutional Endowment Funds
            Agency Funds