The funds you see listed below are the funds the Foundation is highlighting as the highest priority. To search for a specific fund, if known, please use the search function at the top of this page. If you have any questions contact us at 480.651.8800 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|CCF Featured Funds|
|Arizona Catholic Schools Disabilities Fund||Responding to the Church's teaching of justice and pastoral care, children with exceptional needs are to be included in the full life of the Church. This inclusion extends to the Church's educational mission: "By reason of their evangelizing mission, Catholic schools should be available to all people who desire a Catholic school education for their children." Exceptional students should be afforded the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities and talents in a Catholic School. A Catholic school is an ideal environment that nourishes and enhances the academic, personal and faith formation of all God's children. The school community is greatly enriched and enlightened by the presence of these exceptional students.|
|Catholic Community Foundation Unrestricted Operating Fund||The Catholic Community Foundation depends on your generosity to continue the mission of promoting the catholic faith by building resources that last beyond our lifetime! Your donation will help ensure the stability of the Catholic Community until Jesus comes again!|
|FullCircle Program Catholic Growth Fund||FullCircle is a ministry serving families with teens/young adults struggling with a range of issues that can challenge the very foundation of any household. Issues may include substance abuse, addictions such as gambling, pornography, depression, promiscuity, or eating disorders. Our aim is to provide a program that gives support to the entire family, responds to individual needs, affirms your strengths, and, above all, a program that will serve as a safety net so that our children will not fall through the cracks. Visit the FullCircle website here|
|The Crozier Gala Fund||At this year's Crozier Gala, the Catholic Community Foundation is creating a perpetual endowment which will support spiritual and corporal works of mercy. This new endowment will aid ministries and apostolates that carry out our Gospel call to care for our neighbors, mind, body and soul. Half of the Gala's proceeds will benefit this fund initiative. The remaining funds will support the Foundation's immediate programmatic needs, including the beloved Crozier Catholic School Scholarship Program for children of Catholic School employees.|
|The Giving Circle Fund||The Giving Circle is the meaningful granting program of the Catholic Community Foundation. It is unique, as each member is an active participant in the community grant-making process and plays an important role in granting out the Giving Circle's annual membership fees, along with the Foundation's other grantable endowments. Last year over $120,000 was voted on and distributed by members!
The members cast a vote in the grant-awarding and have an opportunity to connect with grant recipients and understand the needs of the community. It is the ONLY Catholic giving circle in Arizona!
Membership options are as follows:
Diocesan employee memberships at $100 (1 vote, paid in full)
Christian Service Award Alumni membership at $100 (1 vote, paid in full)
Catholic Community Foundation Non-Board Committee member membership at $500 (1 vote for $41.67/month or paid in full)
Young Professional (under the age of 35) membership at $500 (1 vote for $41.67/month or paid in full)
Tepeyac Leadership Alumni membership at $500 (1 vote for $41.67/month or paid in full)
Regular individual memberships at $1,000 (1 vote for $83.33 / month)
$2,000 for couples (2 votes for 166.67 / month)
$5,000 for families ($466.67 / month and the number of votes total the number of family members).
$10,000 individual lifetime membership - funds would be used to create an endowment for the Giving Circle and distributions would be added to the annual distribution during each year's granting cycle.
Payments can also be made directly by calling the Foundation at 480.651.8804
|Mercy Fund||This new endowment fund will aid ministries and apostolates that carry out our Gospel call to care for our neighbors, mind, body and soul. Each year, the Foundation will grant out the yearly distribution to needy institutions through an application process (occurs in February through May each fiscal year). The Foundation's goal is to build this fund to $10,000,000 whereby $400,000 is distributed annually... forever!|
|Scholarship - CSA|
|Christian Service Award Program||The Christian service awards are granted on a yearly basis to deserving grade 8 students graduating to high school and have demonstrated a commitment to serving their community. The awards are selected based on applications received in August and are granted in February of each year. An independent committee reviews applications and interviews students to select the most deserving. Over $3.2 million of scholarships have been granted since the inception of the program ($8,000 per student, with $2,000 awarded each year of high school)|
|Scholarship - Tuition Assistance|
|CCF Tuition Assistance Program||The annual spend for this fund is used to supplement tuition for those students that are in most need of tuition assistance. Principals from around the Diocese have the ability to request funding from this program|