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    The Catholic Foundation is committed to financially sustaining and enhancing the charitable, educational and spiritual ministries of the Archdiocese of New Orleans thereby enabling such ministries to bring about the Reign of God. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we assist and enable these ministries to advance the saving mission of Christ. To this end, the Foundation will:
  • Cultivate endowed and major gifts for the long term benefit of the parishes, schools, programs and ministries of the Archdiocese.
  • Encourage individuals and families to share some portion of the Lord's financial blessings to ensure the Church's continuing ministry.
  • Serve as responsible stewards to our donors to providing effective and efficient investment and distribution of funds.

By contributing through The Catholic Foundation you are committing yourself to the Foundation's mission to bring about the Reign of God through sustaining Catholic institutions in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. By partnering with the Foundation, you are able to achieve your philanthropic goals effectively, intelligently, creatively and confidently while directly providing for Christ's Church. Through your gifts, you can:

  • Memorialize a loved one by establishing a specific fund in his or her name.
  • Sustain the work of your favorite charity in perpetuity through endowments.
  • Benefit from professional management and oversight of your philanthropic dollars.
  • Receive the most advantageous tax benefits for your charitable giving.


The Catholic Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity, tax ID# 72-0840256. Copies of our annual report, financial statements and year-end audit are open to the public throughout the year during normal business hours and pursuant to IRS regulations and can be mailed upon request by calling 504-596-3045.



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