In 2013, a group of Catholic community leaders gathered together to discuss starting a foundation that would provide Catholic institutions in our region needed funding so they could remain sustainable over the long run. It is here where the Catholic Foundation history began.
The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania is designed to manage assets through endowment and donor designated funds that generate perpetual income and provide financial stability for Catholic parishes, educational institutions, Catholic cemeteries and non-profit organizations.
The Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania is a 501(c)(3) public charity and a separate legal entity from the Diocese of Allentown. The Catholic Foundation is not an office of the Diocese or under the jurisdiction or control of the Bishop of Allentown.
The Catholic Foundation History Is Rooted in Local Communities
From it’s inception, the Catholic Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania has been an independent, charitable organization designed to manage assets, generate perpetual income, and provide financial stability for Catholic parishes, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties. Our Board of Directors and staff are active members of these Catholic communities as well.