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It is in giving that we receive.

Make an Impact

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) is an independent, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to Philanthropy in the Philadelphia area and beyond.

CFGP works to impact the community through two targeted areas: Charitable Funds, and the nonprofit fundraising services that we offer through our Mission Advancement Services. Whether it is pro-bono consulting, grant making, or our donor relationships, CFGP helps to make charity the focus of our lives.

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Love your neighbor. It’s that simple.

Helping the Community

Giving through The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia allows your love to impact others regardless of their faith. Your generosity helps make your community a better place to live, to learn, to raise a family. 

How our Funds help communities

Types of Giving Funds

The Father Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Chapel Fund

This fund supports the building of a memorial chapel in Que Chua, Vietnam in honor of US Navy Chaplain, Lt. Vincent Capodanno, who sacrificed his life giving last rites to wounded Marines in 1967. The village church was destroyed in that battle and there has been no worship site available since.

The Christine Kaczmar-Russo Memorial Fund

Contributions to this Memorial Fund help continue Christine Kaczmar-Russo’s legacy of supporting international students attending St. Joseph’s University. This was her passion as she traveled extensively helping to create international programs and connections for the University.

The Providence Center Program Fund

Since 1993, the Providence Center of Philadelphia has served the Fairhill and West Kensington communities of North Philadelphia, offering adult education, youth empowerment, and community building services.  The organization also has an exceptional history serving the surrounding Latino population with their English language and leadership programs. The Providence Center Charitable Fund supports all programs and opportunities provided by the organization to ensure its long-term success and availability to the community.

Physician’s Charitable Fund

The Physician’s Charitable Fund supports healthcare, educational opportunities, and social services for underprivileged individuals.

"Operating Base Cecilia” Fund

The Supportive Services for Veteran’s Families, “Operating Base Cecilia” Fund provides vital resources to veterans and their families who are suffering from poverty and homelessness to help them get back on their feet. These services include, but are not limited to: emergency food and clothing; transportation to medical centers and employment readiness training homeless outreach; internet employment application assistance; training courses such at ServSafe and basic computer skills; and personal/life skill courses such as budgeting. The Operating Base Cecilia Charitable Fund will support the mission at their facility and help to serve those who have served our country.

Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Fund

The Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann University was developed in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, with the belief that sports possess a spiritual and ethical dimension. The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Program Fund will support programs and opportunities associated with the Institute to ensure its long-term success and availability to the student athletes at Neumann University.