Catholic Community Foundation fosters faith-based stewardship in the community for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of all.
Encouraging faithful philanthropy
Dedicated to enriching the lives of others by encouraging faithful philanthropy, the Foundation supports the mission of the Diocese of Cleveland to provide for the spiritual, educational and charitable needs of people throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Catholic Community Foundation manages a number of grants and makes them available to Diocesan agencies, schools, parishes and programs and other faith-based or nonprofit organizations located within the Diocese of Cleveland.
Making a gift that will make a difference
There are several meaningful ways you can support the ministries of the Church in Northeast Ohio and help make a profound impact. Learn which giving opportunities are right for you and your financial situation. Every gift will make a difference!
The Catholic Community Foundation has partnered with Cathedral Corporation and Our Sunday Visitor (OSV) to provide a unique offertory enhancement program that combines critical faith formation with successful techniques of inspiring increased giving.
We invite you to view the above recording, "Driving Increased and Sustained Giving Through an Enhanced Offertory Appeal" featuring Fr. Michael Matusc, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish which experienced an offertory increase during the challenges of the pandemic; Joanie Lewis from Our Sunday Visitor; and, Patrick Grace, executive director of the Catholic Community Foundation. Recorded May 24, 2022.
The diocese is offering a one-time incentive to parishes that provide an increased offertory program in years 2019 or 2020. The full cost of the vendor program will be deducted from your annual assessment in the year following your appeal. Parishes will be responsible for paying the cost of the program with the contracted vendor of their choice. After completing an increased offertory program, we then continue to partner and assist by providing additional Stewardship formation opportunities, which continues parish engagement beyond one’s treasures.
After completing the Increased Offertory Program, we encourage you to continue to partner with the Stewardship Office for additional stewardship formation/education opportunities, which continue parish engagement beyond one’s treasures.
The program is conducted over 6-9 weeks (depending upon the vendor selected) and includes personalized letters to registered households, use of lay witnesses, a Pastor in-pew commitment weekend, thank you letters to responders and follow up letters to the non-responders.
The appeal concludes with giving thanks and providing a summary of result reported to the parish community.
Two experienced partners to select from who manage the week-to-week administration of the program from fullfillment of printed materials to reporting of outcomes and recommended next steps.
The communications provide increased parishioner investment in the mission and ministries vital to the Church, while cultivating stewardship awareness.
Parishes experience an immediate increase in offertory beginning with commitment weekend.
Each vendor offers an investment guarantee.
Additional outcomes include increase in utilization of electronic giving, new member registrations, legacy giving disclosures, and new requests for envelope usage.