An Endowment Fund provides a source of annual income to a Catholic organization of the donor’s choice. An endowment can honor or memorialize a loved one, or establish a lasting legacy of faith, or support the donor’s chosen organization or cause in perpetuity. An endowment fund is designed to grow and last in perpetuity, making it possible for a donor to ensure long-term, everlasting financial support to a chosen cause.

Creating a new endowment requires an agreement between a donor and the Catholic Foundation. This agreement permanently defines the purpose, and outlines the procedures for managing the endowment funds. A standard language is maintained by the Foundation to ensure consistency in fund management. Usually an endowment fund can be started with am initial deposit of $50,000 or a plan to build to that amount.

Financial assets that can be used to establish an endowment fund during a donor’s lifetime include:

  • Cash gift
  • Securities – Avoid capital gains by donating appreciated stocks to an endowment fund.
  • IRA – An individual who is 70.5 years old or older may transfer up to $100,000 per year into an endowment fund without tax penalty.
  • 401 K – Transfer monies from your 401K into an IRA to make a gift to an endowment fund.
  • Insurance Policy – Proceeds from a fully paid insurance policy may be donated to an endowment fund.
  • Beneficiaries for insurance policies or investment funds – Include an endowment fund as a full or partial beneficiary.
  • Bequest – Include an endowment fund with the Catholic Foundation in your Will or Trust documents.

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Fund to support scholarships, academic programs, and capital improvements at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Fund provides support for the overall administration and operations of the Apostles of Jesus USA Region, its global seminarian education and formation programs, mission programs, and other special programs, as well as the maintenance, and capital improvements of the USA Region headquarters, mission facilities, and Apostles of Jesus Seminary facilities in Nairobi, Kenya.

Fund to establish a source of income to improve the viability of Assumption BVM School, Pottsville, PA.


Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of Assumption BVM Parish Cemetery in Slatington, PA.


Fund to provide support for special programs, maintenance, and capital improvements for Assumption BVM Parish, Slatington, PA

Scholarship fund for children at Immaculate Conception Parish, Douglasville, to attend Immaculate Conception Academy.

Scholarship funds for the benefit of Roman Catholic elementary and secondary schools in Berks County, PA.

Scholarship fund for children of Cathedral parishioners who are attending St. John Vianney Regional School.

Fund to benefit the activities, services and programs of the Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Allentown.

Scholarship funds for the benefit of Roman Catholic elementary & secondary schools within the Diocese of Allentown.

Fund provides support for comprehensive services, special programs, maintenance, and capital improvements for Cay Galgon Life House which supports and serves mothers and their babies through their Resident and Community Outreach programs.

The fund, in memory of Nicholas P. Connell, supports scholarships for students to attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Bethlehem, PA with preference given to students interested and involved in the performing arts such as music, band, chorus, dance, drama and theater.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery at Divine Mercy Parish in Shenandoah, PA.

Scholarship fund to assist Hispanic and Latino students to enroll in elementary and secondary schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of Holy Family Parish Cemetery in Nazareth, PA.

Fund to provide support for special programs, maintenance, and capital improvements for Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA

Fund to provide support for special programs, educational programs, maintenance, and capital improvements to benefit Holy Family School, Nazareth, PA.

Fund to provide support for scholarships for students to attend Holy Family School, Nazareth, PA

Permanent Fund provides support for new or existing youth ministry programs and activities at Holy Family Parish, Nazareth, PA.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of Holy Ghost Parish Cemetery in Bethlehem, PA.

Fund provides support for special programs, liturgical activities, maintenance and capital improvements for Holy Trinity Parish in Whitehall, PA.

Scholarship fund for a college bound or college attending student or students from St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Orefield.

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by Immaculate Conception BVM, Douglassville.

Fund supports special parish programs, youth and adult religious education programs, maintenance and capital improvements for Incarnation of Our Lord, Bethlehem, PA

Endowment that provides unrestricted funds for any purpose or project in the education of students with developmental and intellectual disabilities as deemed appropriate by the administration of the John Paul II Center for Special Learning Inc. in Shillington, PA.

Fund to support a teacher excellence program that provides annual honorariums to recognize the outstanding work and tireless effort performed by all Diocesan classroom teachers and teacher aides in the school-age program at the John Paul II Center for Special Learning in Shillington, PA.

Fund supports annual scholarships for students to from Sacred Heart Parish in Allentown, PA to attend St. John Vianney School in Allentown and Allentown Central Catholic High School.

For support of the nation’s first Catholic high school for students in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction located on Bridle Path Road in Hanover Township, Bethlehem. Opened in the Fall 2019.

Provides unrestricted support for the education of seminarians in the Diocese of Allentown including scholarships, special programs and projects.

Fund supports the overall operations, capital improvements, educational programs, equipment and scholarships at Mercy School for Special Learning.

Fund provides support for scholarships, educational programs and activities for students who have physical, developmental, and / or intellectual disabilities and are attending Mercy School for Special Learning.

Fund to provide support for current and future building programs, maintenance, and capital expenditures (including purchases of capital equipment) for Nativity High School in Pottsville, PA.

Fund to provide students and families from Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Whitehall, PA, who are experiencing financial difficulties, with scholarships to attend any Catholic high school of the Diocese of Allentown.

Scholarship to benefit students at St. Peter’s Church (Coplay, PA) Who wish to attend Allentown Central Catholic HS or Bethlehem Catholic HS.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery managed by Queenship of Mary Parish, Northampton.

Fund provides support for capital improvements, maintenance and special programs at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and School in Bethlehem.

Fund to provide support for scholarships for students from Sacred Heart Parish in Allentown, PA to attend a Catholic school in the Diocese of Allentown.

Fund provides support for current and future building programs, maintenance and capital improvements for Sacred Heart Parish in Bath, PA.

Fund provides scholarships for students from Sacred Heart Parish in Bath, PA to attend Catholic School in the Diocese of Allentown.

For the perpetual care and maintenance of the parish cemetery managed by Sacred Heart Church in Bath, PA.

Fund provides support for special programs, liturgical programs, maintenance and capital improvements for Sacred Heart Parish in Bath, PA

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery.

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. Ann Church, Emmaus.

Fund to benefit the educational programs, special programs, scholarships, teacher excellence programs, and capital improvements at St. Ann School, Emmaus.

Fund to benefit the educational programs of St. Anne Parish Charitable Trust (Bethlehem), including elementary programs, CCD programs, and adult faith formation programs.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pen Argyl, PA.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of St. Fidelis Cemetery in Mahanoy City, PA which is managed by St. Teresa Calcutta Parish.

Fund to provide for financial scholarship needs for students of families experiencing financial difficulties and desiring to attend either St. Jane Frances de Chantal School or Notre Dame High School (limited to first year freshman students). Scholarships to be known as the Adeline Capuro Scholarships.

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. John the Baptist, Allentown.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery.

For the perpetual care and maintenance of the parish cemeteries managed by St. John XXIII parish in Tamaqua, PA.

Fund provides  support for special programs, liturgical activities, maintenance and capital improvements for St. John XXIII Parish in Tamaqua, PA

Fund supports educational programs, scholarships, teacher excellence programs and capital improvements at St. Jerome Regional School.

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. Joseph Church, Summit Hill.

Fund to benefit children in economic need who want to attend St. Joseph the Worker School (Orefield).

Provide scholarships for students in St. Joseph the Worker Parish to attend Allentown Central Catholic High School.

Fund to establish a source of present and future income for use in parish activities.

Fund provides support for special programs, educational programs, maintenance and capital improvements at St. Joseph the Worker Pre-School in Orefield, PA.

Provide funding for activities, programs and organizations that support and demonstrate the importance of pro-life.

Fund provides support for special programs, educational programs, maintenance and capital improvements at St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield, PA.

Fund provides support for special programs, maintenance and capital improvements for St. Mary Parish, Kutztown, PA

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. Matthew Church, Minersville.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemetery at St. Patrick Parish in Pottsville, PA

Fund provides support for special programs, liturgical activities, maintenance and capital improvements for St. Patrick Parish in Pottsville, PA

Fund to provide support for special programs, maintenance, and capital improvements for St. Paul Parish, Allentown, PA

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. Peter the Apostle Church, Reading.


Fund to provide support for provide support for accessibility improvements at St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Reading, PA.

Fund supports scholarships for students to attend St. Peter the Apostle School in Reading, PA.

Perpetual care and maintenance for the parish cemetery managed by St. Peter Church, Coplay.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of St. Roch Cemetery managed by St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pen Argyl, PA.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of the parish cemeteries managed by St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Mahanoy City, PA.

Fund to support a source of future income to fund the programs of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Parish, Hellertown, PA.

Fund to support the ongoing operations of St. Theresa School, Hellertown, PA. The purpose of the fund is to establish a source of present and future income for use in school activities.

Fund to support special programs, maintenance and capital improvements at St. Thomas More Parish (Allentown).

Fund to support the scholarships, academic programs, special programs, maintenance, and capital improvements to benefit St. Thomas More School.

Fund to provide for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

Fund supports the perpetual care & maintenance of Saints Peter & Paul  Parish Cemetery in Lehighton, PA.

Fund to support the annual funds of St. John Vianney School, Mercy School, and Catholic Charities.

Fund to provide support for the Loretta Lecher Schneider Scholarship awards presented annually to graduating seniors at Nativity High School’s graduation.

Fund supports scholarships for students in Schuylkill and Carbon counties to attend Catholic elementary and secondary schools.

Endowment that provides unrestricted funds for any purpose or project in the education of seminarians preparing for the priesthood deemed appropriate by the Bishop of Allentown or one of his representatives.

Provide scholarships for students in Holy Trinity Parish to attend an elementary or secondary Catholic school in the Diocese of Allentown.

Fund gives scholarship support for two students at Immaculate Conception Academy, Douglassville, PA.

Supports a graduation award fora graduating senior exemplifying school citizenship and service, and for scholarships, academics and extra-curricular programs at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

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