About the Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Augustine was created in 1987 to provide a permanent endowment to meet the religious, charitable, and educational needs of Catholics in the 17-county area of the diocese.

The foundation assists in meeting the long-term needs of the diocese, including funds for expanding existing parishes, establishing new parishes, expanding or establishing centers for religious education and social service programs, expanding or establishing schools, providing an adequate retirement for priests and women religious in the diocese, providing support for the formation of candidates for the priesthood and programs for youth and young adult ministries.

Nearly all parishes, schools and many other ministries in the Diocese of St. Augustine have established permanent restricted funds.  

To learn more about the Catholic Foundation, please see our 2018-2019 Annual Report.

Our Mission

The Catholic Foundation builds a Christ-centered future for the good works of the Church in North Florida through inspired charitable giving.

Our Vision

The vision of the Catholic Foundation is a Church generously endowed to fully support the development and charity of our faith community.

Our Values

To live our Catholic faith and create sustainable growth and partnerships with parishes, schools, ministries, and donors in order to build a strong future where the faithful can fully and generously live out their baptismal call.


Faithfully serving others in the name of the Lord.


Adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards.


Building relationships among parishes, schools, ministries, and donors.


Ensuring the growth of the Church for future generations through
responsible stewardship of generous gifts and resources.

A History of the Catholic Foundation

Catholic Foundation
By The Numbers

  • Year Founded – 1987
  • Total Managed Funds – 130+
  • Total Assets – Over $36 million
  • Fiscal Year Grants & Distributions – $1,464,481
  • Total Grants & Distributions To Date – $11,286,577

*All figures as of 6/30/2019

Catholic Responsible Investing

You can be confident knowing that your gift will be ethically invested in compliance with Church teachings. The Catholic Foundation partners with Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) and Wells Fargo to align our investments with our mission – not only to produce returns to fund the good works of the Church in North Florida, but to reflect in the investments themselves the ethical and social beliefs of our Catholic faith.

CBIS and Wells Fargo employ socially responsible investing, an investment strategy designed specifically to allow our mission to work in harmony with the management of our investment portfolios. This method seeks to actively improve companies by encouraging worker, environmental, and social reforms.

The Catholic Foundation adheres to the investment guidelines of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and screens out companies that disregard Church teachings.

Frequently Asked Questions

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