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The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Florida

From 2005-2007, the diocese engaged in a comprehensive planning process, Sharing the Vision, which brought out the hopes and desires of the all the faithful of our diocese. The feedback, ideas, goals, and objectives that this process focused on were varied, but one theme ran throughout: we want a more vibrant church.

In order to fund this vision of a more vibrant church, the Catholic Foundation was established in 2007. The Foundation is a separately incorporated charitable foundation that is dedicated to Catholic activity in Northwest Florida. We support parishes, lay apostolates, and diocesan offices by awarding grants to innovative programs and ministries that achieve the goals set forth in the Sharing the Vision process.

The Sharing the Vision ~ Growing in Faith capital campaign is providing the seed money to establish endowments. The interest and dividends from these endowments will be used to award the grants with a portion being reinvested in the principal to grow the impact over the years.

Currently, the foundation has endowments in the following areas:

-Religious Formation
-Family Life Ministry
-Youth Ministry
-Seminarian Education
-Campus Ministry
-Catholic Schools
-Adult & Young Adult Ministry
-Catholic Charities
-Ethnic Ministry

To review a copy of the Campaign Brochure click here.

To review a copy of the Foundation's most recent Audit Report click here.

In addition, the Foundation has a restricted fund for future growth that is used to purchase real estate that our diocese will need for future parishes and other ministries as Northwest Florida develops.  It also supports capital needs and improvements at existing sites.

Click here to view 2017 Grant Recipients
Click here to view 2016 Grant Recipients
Click here to view 2015 Grant Recipients
Click here to view 2014 Grant Recipients
Click here to view 2013 Grant Recipients.
Click here to view 2012 Grant Recipients.
Click here to view Fall 2011 Grant Recipients.
Click here to view Spring 2011 Grant Recipients.

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