The Catholic Foundation practices Christian stewardship by managing individual endowment funds for the benefit of parishes, schools and agencies in the Diocese of Sacramento. Each year, an endowment's earnings are used to help finance the specific purpose for which it was created. The Catholic Foundation provides an opportunity for individuals to practice their call to Christian stewardship while supporting their local Church.
See below for a sampling of Endowments and Funds held within The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Sacramento, Inc.
Bishop William K. Weigand Seminarian Endowment
Established in 2007 by Bishop William K. Weigand, this endowment helps fund the education and formation of future priests for the Diocese of Sacramento.
Mary Luddy Seminarian Education
Provides for the education of young men for the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church of the Diocese of Sacramento.
Helen R. Hogan Perpetual Endowment for Seminarians
Provides funding for the education of seminarians for the Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.
Fred W. Lammerding Endowment Fund
Once the fund reaches $500,000, proceeds from this endowment are to be used to reach-out and ask young people to consider a vocation to the priesthood and religious life.
Serving People In Need
Poverello Endowment Fund
Proceeds from this fund are to be used to support the human social service ministries of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Sacramento, as well as the greater Diocese of Sacramento.
The Meuser Family Donor Advised Fund
Established by the Tom and Jane Meuser family to support the mission and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Sacramento.
Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future Social Services Endowment
Read the featured story on the social services endowment.
Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future Scholarship Endowment for Catholic Schools
Funded by the Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future Campaign, this endowment provides needs-based tuition assistance for families sending their children to Catholic elementary and Catholic High Schools in the Diocese of Sacramento.
Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future Scholarship Endowment for Religious Education and Lay Ministry
Funded by the Preserving Our Past, Building Our Future Campaign, this endowment provides scholarships for the formation of parish Coordinators and Directors of Religious Education, RCIA, Youth Ministry and Religious Instruction.
A. G. Kassis Family Scholarship Endowment for High Schools
Established in 1955 by members of The A. G. Kassis Family to provide scholarship support for needy families who wish to send their children to a Catholic High School in the Diocese of Sacramento.
Believe/Catholic Schools Scholarship Endowment
Provides needs-based tuition assistance for families seeking a Catholic elementary education for their children. Recipients are to attend a school other than a SUCCEED school.
Maurice S. Dixon Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Provides needs-based tuition assistance to families from culturally or financially under-privileged neighborhoods or communities who seek a Catholic education at one of the SUCCEED schools.
SUCCEED Endowment Fund
Read the featured story on the SUCCEED endowment fund.
Richard and Antoinette D. Vliet Scholarship Endowment
Provides annual scholarships to worthy Catholic students in the greater Sacramento area to attend a college they would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial predicament.
For a full listing of Endowments and Funds, please reference the most current Annual Report.