In December, 2015, after a year of planning, the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego was established to assist our faithful in San Diego and Imperial counties to easily accomplish their charitable giving in a personal, purposeful and meaningful way.
The Organizing Committee was composed of sixteen members of our diocese. They researched foundations in other Catholic dioceses and finally established the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego as an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation to assist Catholics who want their gifts to have a lasting impact on their parishes, schools and charitable organizations that are meaningful to each donor.
Since its inception in late 2015, the Catholic Community Foundation of San Diego has acquired more than $25 million in assets and has created endowments to support parish ministries, Catholic education, Catholic support services and vocations. Pass-through donor-advised funds have also been established to meet donor intentions for other nonprofit organizations whose mission and values are not inconsistent with Catholic values.
We are very grateful to all members of our Board of Trustees whose dedication and hard work will help the Foundation reach its near-term and long-term objectives of serving our faith-filled Catholic Community in San Diego and Imperial Counties.