You don’t have to be wealthy
to create your Catholic Legacy.

We are the only charitable foundation dedicated to providing long-term financial benefits
to Catholic ministries within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.
Please remember the Church in your will.

ICF Mission and Goals

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.

Give Now. Support Forever.

Contributions to existing endowments become part of the principal which will never be spent, but will be invested in perpetuity. A portion of the earnings will be made available every year to the specific Catholic cause…

Welcome from Our President/CEO

Thank you for taking time to make this virtual visit. The mission of the Foundation is to provide for the long-term financial benefit of the parishes, schools, cemeteries and …

Foundation Newsletter

View or download our most recent Independent Catholic Foundation FOCUS Newsletter as well as previous issues.

New and Noteworthy

Celebrating 30 Years!

Celebrating 30 Years!

Three decades ago in June 1990, Frank Pasquerilla and Jim Saly approached Bishop Adamec with an idea to form a foundation lead by the laity that would initially...

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Impact Grants

Impact Grants

In these unprecedented times, we have distributed the following Impact Grants to several parishes so they can communicate with parishioners using new technology:...

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