What is the Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma?

The Catholic Foundation of Oklahoma was established in 1965 by Bishop Victor Reed as a vehicle for Catholics to make specific gifts to the Catholic Church in Oklahoma.

It is a support organization of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City with a mission to seek and receive gifts for the endowment and capital needs of the archdiocese, to manage those assets and to distribute the principal, earnings and growth from those assets for the needs of the Catholic Church of central and western Oklahoma.

The foundation operates with a separate board of directors in which the archbishop serves as the board chairman. Many of the donors to the foundation support the Golf Classic or the Archbishop’s Dinner each year, but others create lasting legacies through gifts to scholarship or endowment funds.

As we get closer to the end of the year, you are invited to consider making a gift to the Catholic Foundation to support one of the parishes, schools or ministries of the archdiocese.

Endowment funds at the Catholic Foundation continue to provide a steady source of revenues to many Catholic ministries throughout the archdiocese year-in and year-out. Named funds in the form of scholarship funds, memorial funds or donor advised funds can be created at the Catholic Foundation with a gift as little as $5,000. Earnings from a named fund can be directed to one or multiple causes of the donor’s choice.

Whether it is to benefit your parish, your Catholic school, a Catholic ministry or any 501(c)(3) organization that follows the teachings of the Catholic faith, your gift or legacy gift that establishes an endowment fund will ensure the church or non-profit organization has the resource to continue for years to come.

The Catholic Foundation provides a strong record of performance in income and asset growth of its investments. The foundation also insures that its assets are invested using the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines.

When you give, give Catholic. Support the Catholic Foundation and its mission to “invest in the future of our faith.”