The Catholic Foundation inspires giving to fund God’s work throughout the Diocese of Orlando’s nine-county area. Since its founding in 2007, the independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation has helped individuals and organizations engage in philanthropy in a faith-filled way through socially screened investment options and charitable tools. Our donor’s generosity has provided parishes, schools and diocesan ministries the ability to offer faith-formation experiences for children and adults, and necessary renovations and expansions of churches and community centers. These charitable resources foster Catholic School education, prepare seminarians for the priesthood and support retired priests. Additionally, these funds support nonprofit organizations aligned with Catholic social values in providing healthcare, housing and food assistance in the nine counties of the Diocese of Orlando.
To be the foremost philanthropic organization through which our community contributes to fund God’s work in order to impact lives and promote the Gospel, which builds the Kingdom of God.
We nurture our faith to inspire others to transform lives through charitable giving.
Through partnerships, we leverage community resources to maximize impact.
We recognize that all gifts are from God and we are called to honor donor intentions and use prudence to return gifts with increase.
We are open and honest in our communications to provide access to information.
We listen and learn from our community and invest in initiatives to meet their needs.
We engage donors in serving the needs of our community and advancing ministries of the Catholic Church.
To inspire and increase giving, to prudently invest the resources entrusted to us, and to capably steward those charitable gifts to support the spiritual and corporal needs of the community of the Diocese of Orlando.
The Catholic Foundation of Central Florida’s board of directors has created a new 3-year strategic plan – with a 10-year vision to guide our efforts in a manner that honors the principles and vision of our founding board members and serve our diocesan family today. It is a holistically envisioned plan designed in partnership with Bishop John Noonan, our donors, board members, pastors and staff. Through this partnership, the Foundation has new vision, mission and value statements to guide us through the next decade.