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Tools for Giving

The Catholic Foundation facilitates both giving now (current gifts) and giving later (planned giving). Current Gifts can incorporate all your routine charitable giving each year and/or may involve managing a significant financial windfall or charitable investment in any given year for distribution over a number of years. Planned Giving creates a longer term charitable commitment from your estate through wills, trusts, and other estate plans.

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Current Giving

Current Giving is comprised of gifts you make during the course of your lifetime to achieve your charitable and philanthropic goals.

Types of Gifts

Both current gifts and planned giving can be used to establish individual funds at The Catholic Foundation and/or, more simply, to contribute to the Foundation's unrestricted Philanthropy Fund.

The financial assets that can be used to establish a fund during your lifetime (a current gift) at The Catholic Foundation include:

  • cash
  • appreciated securities
  • closely held stock
  • real property
  • tangible personal property
  • mineral interests
  • life insurance
  • mutual funds
  • qualified retirement plan assets

Types of Funds

The following types of funds are available at The Catholic Foundation:

How to Give Now

It's easy to establish a fund at The Catholic Foundation.

Our professionals will guide you step-by-step through the process. It's easy. It's effective. And it's meaningful – to you and to the community we serve. Here's how it works:

  • Determine how much you wish to invest in philanthropy.
  • Outline your personal philanthropic goals. You may want to provide support for a school or college, a parish or ministry, a cultural institution or a social services program; or for an idea, such as education or health care; or a gift to the Unrestricted Endowment Fund to help meet the ever-changing needs in our community. It's entirely your choice.
  • Name the fund, and name the fund's advisors.
  • Work with a Foundation Professional to establish investment and spending policies for the fund.
  • Make your gift to The Catholic Foundation. By doing so, you have translated your charitable intentions into a meaningful gift and a lasting legacy.

After you have made your donation, you may select the fund and type of contribution. Once you've filled out the form, click on the "Submit" button to review and confirm your information.