Ready To Distribute $1+ Million Again!

Ready To Distribute $1+ Million Again!

Despite a volatile investment cycle in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, the Board of Trustees of the Independent Catholic Foundation recently approved a 4.5% distribution rate for each of its 268 permanent endowments. This action will result in a record $1.3...

We begin our fiscal year with news that Charity Navigator has awarded us its coveted 4-star rating for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator’s award letter to us continues: “The nonprofit...
2019-20 IMPACT Grant Applications Now Available

2019-20 IMPACT Grant Applications Now Available

Applications are now available for Impact Grants that we will award in September to eligible Catholic parishes, schools and service organizations within the diocese. The Grants Committee has decided to give priority to projects emphasizing Clergy/Lay Leadership...
We Did Not Move

We Did Not Move

In several instances recently, fellow Catholics have asked us, “How was the office move?” The question has afforded us the opportunity to offer a friendly reminder that the Independent Catholic Foundation did not move because we are not a diocesan office....
College Scholarships Available

College Scholarships Available

Scholarships Available for College Juniors & Seniors The Independent Catholic Foundation seek applicants for the 2019 Welge Scholarship which provides financial assistance to worthy parishioners who are entering their junior or senior year of college and are a...
Children Honor Mother & Ancestors with Named Endowment

Children Honor Mother & Ancestors with Named Endowment

What Alois Kohlbecker began almost two centuries ago has been perpetually secured by his great-grandchildren for centuries to come. Alois was one of the early parishioners of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Bellefonte, Centre County, in the 1800s. His son,...

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