Helping create Catholic Legacies since 1990
The Mission of the Independent Catholic Foundation is to be a vehicle for the people of the Body of Christ to provide financially
for the ministries of His Church and ensure the perpetuation of His ministry for current and future generations.
“Separate from, but committed to, the Diocesan Church”
The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – governed by a volunteer board of lay trustees – that is committed to the long-term strength and viability of Catholic parishes, schools, cemeteries and ministries in the eight-county Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
Endowment funds held by the Foundation are restricted for the intended purpose as determined by an irrevocable legal agreement entered into with the individual(s), parish, school or other entity initiating the endowment.
Among its overall goals and objectives, the Independent Catholic Foundation is to: Provide a source through which donors can make living and testamentary gifts to benefit their charitable objectives and sustain the works of parishes, schools, agencies, ministries and outreach programs of the diocese and other Catholic entities supported by its donors.
Donors to the Foundation may designate gifts in several ways:
* Unrestricted – The Foundation Board will direct funds where they are most needed including for endowments or grants for current expenses.
* Restricted to establish a new endowment fund – Individual, group or family gifts of $10,000 or more may be made to begin named endowments.
Thank you for visiting us today through our web site. We hope it helps you to become acquainted with the work and generosity of those who are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within the eight counties of the Diocesan Church of Altoona-Johnstown and beyond.
New and Noteworthy
Scholarships Available for Blair County Junior and Senior College Students Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Welge Scholarship which assists Blair County students who are entering their junior or senior year (third or fourth year) at an accredited...read more
The Independent Catholic Foundation was recently recognized for our transparency with a Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.read more
Through the efforts of its Finance Committee, portfolio manager Christian Brothers Investment Services, and consultant Cornerstone Advisors, the Independent Catholic Foundation announces that its investment portfolio increased 14.7% in calendar year 2017. With its...read more