The mission of the Catholic Foundation is two-fold: to ensure the future prosperity of the Church and to provide tuition assistance to our Catholic schools.
As a part of their legacy, many of the faithful have stated their intention to leave a portion of their estate to their parish and/or the Diocese of St. Petersburg. Since our inception in 1997, we have worked with these dedicated parishioners, community leaders and businesses to help determine the best way for them to accomplish this. Due to the efforts of the Catholic Foundation, many parishes today have established endowments and other funding vehicles that will provide a portion of their annual income to them in perpetuity.
Through programs such as the Bridge Scholarship Program, the Match Grant Tuition Assistance Program and the High School Special Assistance Program, the Catholic Foundation is helping many families, who otherwise could not afford it, give the gift of a Catholic school education to their children. Each year, more than 350 students receive assistance from one of our programs.
Whether you are providing long-term financial support to your parish or helping to educate the next generation of Catholics, your gift to the Catholic Foundation represents an investment in the future of our Church in the Diocese of St. Petersburg. God bless you.