The Catholic Community Foundation

The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) was founded with the mission to support financially the spiritual, educational and social needs of our Catholic community. We fulfill this mission through a variety of strategies including helping parishes, schools and Catholic organizations meet their long-term financial needs, providing responsible and effective financial and investment management, and distributing earnings according to community priorities and donor intent. Learn more


Richard Olson Joins the CCF Team as New Vice President of Development & Donor Engagement: The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) welcomes Richard Olson as its new vice president of development and donor engagement. Olson succeeds Kelly Webster, who has served the Foundation for over seven years and is stepping down from the role to spend more time with her growing family. Read more.

Al Elder Receives Ninth Annual Legacy of Faith Award: Inspired by medieval Cathedrals that have withstood the test of time, Al Elder wondered if there were an institution to serve the needs of the poor that would similarly last for centuries. Read more.

Pastor's Dedication to Catholic Schools Leaves Lasting Legacy: As a pastor of parochial schools and a hands-on administrator, Monsignor Robert Wyffels had a good understanding of the financial challenges modern Catholic schools face, and he committed to doing all that he could to sustain them. Read more.

New Data & Grants Manager Will Facilitate Strategic Impact: The Catholic Community Foundation’s (CCF) story is one of growth - we grow gifts to grow community impact. Because of recent, vibrant growth at the Foundation, CCF added a new position on staff designed to increase our ability to be strategic about community impact. Read more.

Donor Advised Funds: In the News: Donor advised funds (DAFs) at the Catholic Community Foundation have been supporting our community for almost 20 years. We were delighted to read the recent feature about this important philanthropy tool in a recent Star Tribune (read here). Call to learn more about how you can set up a Donor Advised Fund with us today.

Why Donors Choose Catholic Community Foundation: CCF is committed to serving its donors through well-managed and responsibly invested gifts distributed according to the donor’s values and wishes. Learn why three CCF donors chose the Foundation as their trusted partner to help them reach their philanthropic goals. Learn more.