Investment & Endowment

The Catholic Foundation partners with passionate donors who express leadership by supporting the spiritual, educational and social needs of our Catholic community. This partnership helps donors establish endowments that achieve their charitable goals while assisting 93 Catholic parishes, 42 schools and hundreds of ministries throughout the nine-county Diocese of Orlando.

Families, parishioners, parishes and schools can establish endowment funds with The Catholic Foundation. These endowments ensure long-term financial health and support our Catholic Community for years to come. A unique benefit of establishing a fund with The Catholic Foundation is that your fund grows in socially responsible investments which are compliant with our Catholic Values. Join like-minded leaders who share your passion for supporting our Catholic community through endowment investing.

Our Catholic-investment portfolio offers a host of opportunities at many giving levels to support your philanthropic choice:

  • $20,000 or more to establish a new Endowment OR Reserve Fund to support your parish, school or ministry
  • $10,000 or more to establish your Donor Advised Fund to support a ministry or organization in compliance with Catholic social teaching (beginning Winter 2019)
  • Any amount to an existing Endowment supporting parishes, schools and ministries

Ensuring that your charitable intentions are upheld forever is what The Catholic Foundation is called to do.

Click here for a list of our current Endowment Funds.

For more information about investing in an existing endowment, please contact Susan Hunt at or 407-246-4803.

To learn more about donor-advised funds, or how to start a new endowment, please contact Madelyn Weed at or 407-246-7188.

Endowment: Areas of Impact

Catholic Education

Through Catholic schools we nurture the intellectual and spiritual development of young men and women. These funds provide accessible and affordable Catholic education through tuition assistance.

Priests Retirement

The Diocese of Orlando currently provides for the needs of our retired priests. Many of our priests are nearing 70, the eligible age for retirement. Funds donated to this endowment will provide future funds necessary to support them.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Central Florida provides vital social services to people and families, regardless of their religious, social or economic background. Services include emergency financial assistance, food, counseling, medical care, and housing.

Seminarian Formation

Preparing for the Sacrament of Holy Orders is a nine-year process. These funds provide for the training, formation and education of our seminarians with tuition, health care, books and more.

Individual Parishes, Schools and Charities

You can support the growing needs of your parish, school or any ministry or nonprofit organization in alignment with Catholic teachings and values.

The Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida is a partner to the Diocese of Orlando. We strengthen our Catholic and surrounding community by supporting unexpected needs and new initiatives.