Our Foundation

Striving to strengthen our Faith and provide support to others, not because they are Catholic, but…because WE are Catholic.

Catholic United Financial Foundation was founded in December of 1997 by to provide members of Catholic United Financial with faith-honoring options for their charitable giving. The Catholic United Financial Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Donations made to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

In our complicated and fast-paced lives, it is often difficult to believe that each of us has the power to deeply affect the world around us. However, we can have a profound effect by working together.

2018 Golf Tournament – More than $58,000 raised!

Thank you to all of the golfers who attended and helped us raise a record-breaking total for our Priority Fund.

“We have tallied the receipts from the 2018 Golf event and are excited to announce that this was our very best year ever for gross revenue.”

– Exec. Dir. Robert Heuermann

Contact the Foundation

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Robert Heuermann
Executive Director

Sheri Satterstrom
Development Assistant

3499 Lexington Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55126

Office: 651-765-4135 / 651-490-0170
Toll free: 877-275-7145
Fax: 651-765-4133

foundation@catholicunited.org

Giving Opportunities

The Foundation partners with donors in four specific programs.
1) Catholic Education Priority Fund

supplies dollars to our grant-making efforts to Upper Midwest Catholic schools in the areas of education technology, and chastity and abstinence education.

2) Catholic United Response

disaster recovery project designed to provide assistance with emergency supplies for personal hygiene, cleanup and comfort for those victims whose homes have been damaged. When communities are ready for cleanup and rebuilding, we can be there with equipment and tools necessary to help with recovery. Learn more…

3) Monsignor Schuler Seminarian Fund 

provides grants to seminarians to help them with their everyday expenses as they serve and study for the priesthood.

4) Charitable Giving Planning

take advantage of the tax savings available through charitable giving while, more importantly, supporting the Catholic Church. Planned charitable giving is an essential part of any estate plan.

Make a donation to Catholic United Financial Foundation

Many charities must take a portion of your gift to cover their own costs (salaries, expenses, mortgages, etc.). According to Charity Navigator, a majority of charities spend about 25 percent of every donation on the overhead of running their operations and 75 percent of a gift on the actual cause. This Foundation is different. Since all costs associated with running this 501(c)3 organization are covered by Catholic United Financial, 100 percent of your gift is passed on to the parish, charity or cause that matters to you.

Contact the Foundation to learn more about these types of giving. When making a planned gift such as bequests, life insurance, retirement plan we can assist you with the proper execution of your type of gift.

You can send your tax-deductible gift to this address:

Catholic United Financial Foundation
3499 Lexington Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55126

100 percent of your gift is passed on to the parish, charity or cause that matters to you.

What can you give?

Cash

The simplest and easiest gift, cash qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. This gift provides immediate financial support to the Foundation’s projects, or to the charities and causes you designate.

Wills and Bequests

A bequest made through a will is the most common form of planned giving. Donors have the flexibility in giving as well as enjoying certain tax advantages. Read more…

Life Insurance

Charitable life insurance offers a way for you to make a substantial future gift to a charity. When a charity is named as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, that charity receives a substantial gift upon your death. There can be certain tax advantages to charitable life insurance as well. Read more…

Appreciated Assets

By donating appreciated stocks, bonds, mutual funds and real estate, you may be able to avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciation. The Foundation has established accounts to receive share transfers to help facilitate the gift. Read more…

Retirement Plans

You can designate the Foundation or your qualified charity as beneficiary of your IRAs, tax sheltered annuities, or 401(k) or 403 (b) plans. Read more…

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Foundation News

Our latest thoughts on fundraising and charitable giving
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