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.

Donor-Advised Funds

A Donor-Advised Fund is a philanthropic vehicle that allows donors to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax benefit, and recommend grants from their fund over time.

A CFGP Donor-Advised Fund gives individuals the freedom of how their charitable gifts are used. After opening a CFGP Donor-Advised Fund, donors make distributions from their fund to the various charitable causes that they care about. CFGP does all the administrative, audit and distribution work, as well as investment management of the account. CFGP Donor-Advised Funds allow individuals to streamline their charitable giving in the most effective way.

Advantages of starting a CFGP Donor-Advised Fund include:

  • Funds can be distributed as you wish, so long as your fund maintains a minimum balance of $5,000.
  • You can contribute to your fund as frequently as you wish
  • With any contribution to your fund, you receive the maximum tax deduction allowed by the IRS.
  • Your fund is invested, maximizing the impact of your charitable support.
  • CFGP can help identify charitable organizations that align with your philanthropic goals, ensuring that your contributions go to the more effective and efficient programs.
  • You have the ability to award grants to organizations that you care about with the help of CFGP.
  • You have the ability to have future generations continue your philanthropy through your Donor-Advised Fund.

Interested in starting your own Donor-Advised Fund? Get Started.

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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
Charitable Funds

Take a look at CFGP's Charitable Funds and Endowment Funds to learn more about the causes they support!

Charitable Funds

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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
The Archbishop’s Benefit for Children (ABC) Fund

The Archbishop’s Benefit for Children (ABC) 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.

Donate to this fund now
Archdiocese of Philadelphia New Evangelization Fund: Igniting the Faithful, Seeking the Lost

Archdiocese of Philadelphia New Evangelization Fund: Igniting the Faithful, Seeking the Lost is to be utilized to support the ministries of the Office for the New Evangelization within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Read more about the New Evangelization Fund Initiatives!

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
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.  

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
The Culture Project Fund

The Culture Project Fund is to be utilized to support general programs and operating expenses of Culture Project, as well as to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs, and organizations of Culture Project.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
The Living Scripture Institute (LSI) Fund

The Living Scripture Institute (LSI) Fund is to be utilized to support purposes of maintaining the property, infrastructure, plant and equipment, and capital expenditures of the Living Scripture Institute, as well as to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of and associated with the Living Scripture Institute.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
Mother of Mercy House Program Fund

The Mother of Mercy House Program Fund is to be utilized to support purposes of maintaining the property, infrastructure, plant and equipment and capital expenditures of Mother of Mercy House, as well as to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of Mother of Mercy House.  

Mother of Mercy House has also been selected as CFGP's official 2017 #GivingTuesday beneficiary. To join the #GivingTuesday movement and support Mother of Mercy House in their efforts to fight addiction, you can make a gift to the Mother of Mercy House Program Fund.

#GT2017 Logo - MOMH and CFGP_FINAL.png

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. ​

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. ​

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
St. Katharine Drexel Parish Fund

The St. Katharine Drexel Parish Fund is to be utilized to support the various social services, educational services, ministries, programs and organizations of St. Katharine Drexel Parish.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
The Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood Fund

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.

Donate to this fund now
The World Meeting of Families 2018 U.S. Charitable Fund

The mission of the World Meeting of Families 2018 U.S. Charitable Fund is to raise funds in the United States in order to provide financial support to further the purposes, mission and activities of the World Meeting of Families 2018, to be held in Dublin, Ireland. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Catholic Church.

Donate to this fund now


Endowment Funds

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.

Donate to this fund now
Cardinal Foley Chair Endowment 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 Endowment 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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
The John and Harriet Stanton Culture of Life Endowment Fund

The John and Harriet Stanton Culture of Life Endowment Fund is to support the mission of the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and support its social services, educational activities, programs and ministries. 

Donate to this fund now
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.

Donate to this fund now
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. 

Donate to this fund now
Participate in a Fund today