Types of Funds

Target your giving as generally or as specifically as you wish. You can choose to support the many deserving needs of the greater Philadelphia community at large, or you can focus your philanthropy on those charitable issues most important to you.

CFGP Field of Interest Funds

CFGP Field of Interest Funds support various organizations within a designated area of charitable interest. Contributors are free to donate as often as they would like to any fund that addresses the charitable interest that they feel most deeply connected to.

CFGP Health and Wellness Fund

The CFGP Health and Wellness Fund focuses on providing healthcare access, disease prevention and care management programs to the underserved, as well as giving access to wellness programs that provide opportunities for healthy lifestyle choices.

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CFGP Helping Hands Fund

The CFGP Helping Hands Fund looks to address the needs of the community as it works to find new approaches to end hunger, shelter the homeless, offer permanent housing and bring opportunities to those who are struggling.

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CFGP Higher Education Fund

The CFGP Higher Education Fund supports a wide variety of higher educational needs, including support of new and groundbreaking educational objectives, enriching schools and universities, and assistance in underwriting educational opportunities for students.

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CFGP Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Perpetuity Fund

The CFGP Historic Preservation Fund strives to conserve important architectural and storied sites, while also supporting communities in the protection and conservation of their identity, including water, land and environmental rights.

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CFGP Primary and Secondary Education Fund

The CFGP Primary and Secondary Education Fund assists educational programs and projects (Early Learning – 12th grade) that promote academic success, as well as provides instruction or special needs access to the educationally underserved and their families.

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CFGP Youth Development

The CFGP Youth Development Fund supports flexible and innovative activities and other enrichment programs that improve the overall quality of life of children as they learn, play and grow.

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Charitable Funds

Take a look at CFGP's many Charitable Funds and the designated causes they support!

Annunciation B.V.M. (Philadelphia) Parish Fund

The Annunciation B.V.M. Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of Annunciation B.V.M Parish.

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Apostolic Impact Fund

The Apostolic Impact Fund supports maintaining the historical property, infrastructure, plant and equipment and capital expenditures of Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the Roman Catholic Church; as well as to support its social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations.

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The Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children Fund

The Archbishop’s Christmas Benefit for Children Fund supports the year-round fundraising effort of caring for children living in poverty, and youth at risk from troubled family situations and challenged neighborhoods. Proceeds from this annual benefit support the daily operations and special projects of Catholic Social Services programs that provide help for over 16,000 children each year, including children of veteran households and immigrant families.

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The Cardinal Foley Chair Program Fund

The mission of the John Cardinal Foley Chair of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary is to support the work of the Catholic Church in the realm of social communications by teaching seminarians and church groups, working with staff in parishes and dioceses, and engaging in dialogue with journalists and media professionals. The Cardinal Foley Chair Program Fund was established to support the incredible work being done by St. Charles Borromeo Seminary to remain a superlative academic institution for undergraduate and graduate learning while prioritizing the spiritual formation of our seminarians.

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Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul Parish Fund

The Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul Parish Fund is to be utilized to support purposes of maintaining all aspects of The Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul, as well as to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of The Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul.

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Catholic Athletes for Christ Program Fund

Launched in 2006, Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) serves athletes in the practice of their faith.   The Catholic Athletes for Christ Program Fund will support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations within CAC.

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Catholic High School Merit Scholarship Fund

Attending Catholic High School can make a world of difference. A Catholic High School student has a 99% change of graduating, and a nearly 85% change of attending a four-year college. To bring these opportunities to as many deserving students as possible, CFGP has launched a merit scholarship program with the goal of helping motivated and deserving students meet the growing cost of Catholic High School tuition, and reap its benefits for the rest of their lives. 

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Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) Program Fund

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) is committed to spreading devotion to Mary Immaculate and her Miraculous Medal, encouraging the formation and education of Vincentian seminaries, providing care to the elderly and ailing Vincentians of the Eastern Province and for additional programs that provide assistance to the poor. The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal Program Fund will support all associated missions of CAMM, and aid in all community development and social service programs run or sponsored by the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission.  

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CFGP Charitable Fund

Please consider making a gift to the CFGP Charitable Fund so that we may continue our support of the many essential organizations, and grow our impact throughout the region. 

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The Christine Kaczmar-Russo Memorial Fund

Number of participants: 34

Money raised to date: $16,335.28

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.

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The Father Vincent Capodanno Vietnam Chapel Fund

Number of participants: 101

Money raised to date: $46,085.21

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.

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Holy Saviour (Norristown) Parish Fund

The Holy Saviour Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of Holy Saviour Parish.

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The John and Harriet Stanton Pro-Life Union Leadership Fund

Number of participants: 10

Money raised to date: $14,027.33

In a commitment to the sanctity of life, The John and Harriet Stanton Pro-Life Union Leadership Fund fosters a cohesive vision and strategy for a Culture of Life across Greater Philadelphia.

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The John and Marion Shakely Charitable Fund

Number of participants: 16

Money raised to date: $10,222.39

The John & Marion Shakely Charitable Fund supports Catholic youth and young professionals through scholarships and awards recognizing curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular achievements, as well as grants supporting Catholic youth and young professional endeavors. 

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The Legacy of Life Program Fund

The Legacy of Life Program Fund is to be utilized to support purposes of maintaining the property, infrastructure, plan and equipment and capital expenditures of Legacy of Life Foundation, as well as to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of the Legacy of Life Foundation.

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The Mater Ecclesiae Program Fund

The Mater Ecclesiae Program Fund was established to benefit parishes and churches in which the ceremonies or liturgies are celebrated according to Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (1962) or general use for Masses or ceremonies in which the 1962 texts are used. The Mater Ecclesiae Program Fund is also be utilized for the promotion of the use of the Latin Language in liturgical ceremonies and for the promotion of the Sacred Music.

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The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Program 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. 

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The Operating Base Cecilia Supportive Services for Veterans' Families Program Fund

The Operating Base Cecilia Supportive Services for Veterans' Families Program 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.

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Our Lady of Fatima (Secane) Parish Fund

The Our Lady of Fatima Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

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Physicians' Charitable Fund

Number of participants: 46

Money raised to date: $32,237.60

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

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Providence Center Program Fund

Money raised to date: $10,531.06

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.

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The Saint Gabriel’s Hall Charitable Fund

Money raised to date: $5,297.70

Saint Gabriel's Hall is a residential program for young men ages 10 to 18 adjudicated by the Philadelphia court system. Established in 1899 as the Philadelphia Protectory for Boys, St. Gabriel's Hall is located in Audubon, Montgomery County, and staffed since its beginnings by de La Salle Christian Brothers. Together with dedicated lay people inspired by the LaSallian mission, they provide a structured setting where 200 youth receive transformative therapeutic and educational support. Saint Gabriel's Hall boasts an eight to one student-to-staff ratio that allows personalized attention for students to earn a high school diploma, prepare for the GED, and receive job placement assistance. The Saint Gabriel’s Hall Charitable Fund will support the various educational programs, services and ministries of Saint Gabriel’s Hall. ​

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The Solidarity Fund

Money raised to date: $36,009.35

The Solidarity Fund supports the various social and educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of the Roman Catholic Church.

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St. Agatha - St. James (Philadelphia) Parish Fund

The St. Agatha - St. James Parish Fund supports the many sacramental ministries, social services and educational programs provided by the Parish and its Newman Ministry.

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St. Andrew (Newtown) Parish Fund

The St. Andrew Parish Fund supports the maintenance of St. Andrew’s property and infrastructure. It also serves to support the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of the parish.

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St. Anselm (Philadelphia) Parish Fund

The St. Anselm Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Anselm Parish.

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St. Anthony of Padua (Ambler) Parish Fund

The St. Anthony of Padua Parish Fund will support the mission and vision of St. Anthony Parish. This includes local initiatives, such as our Saint Vincent de Paul fund that benefits those in need in the parish/Ambler area, particularly women and children. The Fund will support the Sisters of Our Lady of the Visitation, a small order of nuns in the Diocese of Bo, Sierra Leone. The sisters work to educate the children and aid the families in this challenging area of West Africa. Through this Fund, support will also be given to the Catholic Institutions in the Middle East, particularly Immaculate Conception Parish & the Latin Patriarchate School located in Huson, Jordan and Our Lady of Peace Center, for persons with disabilities located in Amman, Jordan. Both the OLV Sisters and the institutions in Jordan are located in Muslim majority areas and are truly fulfilling the call to witness to our Catholic Faith in a world that sorely needs it. ​

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St. Colman (Ardmore) Parish Fund

St. Colman Parish Program Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Colman Parish.

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St. Cornelius (Chadds Ford) Parish Fund

The St. Conrnelius Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Cornelius Parish.

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St. Dominic (Philadelphia) Parish Fund

The St. Dominic Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Dominic Parish.

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St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother (Avondale) Parish Fund

The St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish. 

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St. John the Evangelist (Philadelphia) Historic Preservation Fund

The St. John the Evangelist Parish Fund supports the preservation and upkeep of the historic church and structures of St. John the Evangelist Parish.

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St. Joseph the Worker (Orefield) Church Fund

The St. Joseph the Worker Church Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Joseph the Worker Church.

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St. Jude (Chalfont) Parish Fund

The St. Jude Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs, and other priorities of the parish.

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St. Martha (Philadelphia) Sustainability Fund

The St. Martha Parish Sustainability Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Martha Parish.

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St. Mary Magdalen (Media) Parish Fund

The St. Mary Magdalen Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Mary Magdalen Parish.

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St. Michael the Archangel (Levittown) Parish Fund

The St. Michael The Archangel Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs, and other priorities of the parish.

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St. Monica (Philadelphia) Church Education Fund

The St. Monica Church Education Fund offers tuition assistance to parishioners who send their children to Catholic School.  By supporting this fund you are giving a child the opportunity to receive a Catholic education, this is a priceless gift.

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St. Patrick (Kennett Square) Parish Fund

The St. Patrick Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Patrick Parish.

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St. Stanislaus (Lansdale) Parish Fund

The St. Stanislaus Parish Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Stanislaus Parish.

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Terri Schiavo Scholarship Fund

The Terri Schiavo Scholarship Fund honors the life and legacy of Theresa “Terri” Schiavo. This Scholarship Fund awards a one-year partial scholarship to eighth grade students currently enrolled in a Catholic elementary school who plan to attend an Archdiocesan high school. 

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The Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood Fund

Money raised to date: $65,200

The Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood Fund will support all of the initiatives and needs of the Vocation Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Vocation Office is a vital part of the Catholic Church, working with young men to discern the call. Seminarians and priests are the future of the Church in Philadelphia and they need your support.

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Endowment Funds

CFGP Endowment Funds allow your gift to support charitable goals for years to come.

The Bobbie McCabe Memorial Fund

The Bobbie McCabe Memorial Fund supports the Stephen ministers of the Daylesford Abbey Assembly. The Stephen Ministry at Daylesford Abbey mentors those in need of compassion, love and care during periods of crisis, transition, or difficulty.

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CFGP Endowment Fund

Helps sustain the charitable work of The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. These efforts help the Faithful grow in their love of the Lord, encourages all to participate and give back to the Church, and provides grants to organizations.

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CFGP Field of Interest Endowment Fund

Ensures that individual Field of Interest Funds, which target various missions, are able to make distributions and award grants.

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The Endowment Fund for Priestly Formation within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

The Endowment Fund for Priestly Formation within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia supports Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and helps assure future seminarians the resources they will need to complete their studies.

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St. Helena Parish (Blue Bell) Endowment Fund

The St. Helena Parish Endowment Fund supports the programs, ministries, educational and social services, operational needs and other priorities of St. Helena Parish to ensure its sustainability into the future.

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St. Mary Magdalen Parish School Endowment Fund

The St. Mary Magdalen Parish School Fund is available exclusively for the needs of the St. Mary Magdalen School, both now and for future generations. 

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