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Resources to help you increase your fundraising capacity and further your Catholic organization’s mission.

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Catholic Philanthropy

Foundation Mission Statements: How to Write Them, Plus Examples

A thoughtfully crafted mission statement is like a compass. It guides decisions, redirects focus, and encourages everyone on the journey to stay the course. Every Catholic foundation needs a strong mission statement; learn why they matter and how to write yours.

Catholic Philanthropy

Charitable Giving with Donor Advised Funds: What, How & Why

Did you know a donor advised fund allows you to give to causes you care about in a strategic way while benefiting from tax deductions? Find out how donor advised funds work, how to set them up, and how they can be a useful instrument on your philanthropic journey.

Catholic Philanthropy

Starting a Foundation: A How-To Guide for Catholic Philanthropists

If you’re looking for a more structured or strategic way to give, starting a private charitable foundation is a good option to consider. A private foundation can be established as a permanent philanthropic legacy or enduring structure for giving that can be passed down to your children.

Using the Guide

How to Write a Top-Notch Project for Amplify

Subscribers to the Catholic Funding Guide have access to Amplify, a feature that allows grantseekers and funders to connect via projects. Grantseekers can post projects in need of funding, and funders can search projects in their interest areas. They can communicate with each other directly using the contact information provided.


Introducing Amplify

Amplify is a feature of the Catholic Funding Guide that allows grant seekers and funders to connect in a new way.


10 Common Grant Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many Catholic nonprofit organizations rely on grant funds to sustain and further their mission. But grant writing can be a challenging, time-consuming endeavor. This list of ten common grant writing mistakes, and how to avoid them, will help you win more funds for your organization and your mission!

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Catholic Prayers for Fundraising Events, Meetings, Projects, and More

Many Catholic nonprofit organizations and ministries hold fast to their faith by incorporating prayer into their meetings and projects. This can be a challenge for those not accustomed to praying spontaneously or aloud, and repeated prayers can become rote. Here are some prayers you can use for fundraising events, projects, donor meetings, and more.