Independent Catholic Foundation

Your Legacy is Our Mission

aka Independent Catholic Foundation   |   Altoona, PA   |  www.icfdaj.org

Mission

Incorporated in 1990, The Independent Catholic Foundation shall engage in religious, educational, and charitable activities for the benefit of the Roman Catholic Church and its supporting organizations within the United States of America, with particular emphasis for the ministries of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown

Ruling year info

1992

President/CEO

Mr. Christopher F Ringkamp

Main address

Independent Catholic Foundation 3618 Fifth Ave., Suite 1

Altoona, PA 16602 USA

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EIN

25-1625390

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Catholic-affiliated entities within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown have little experience in establishing revenue streams that provide long-term benefits to supplement current revenue streams. The Independent Catholic Foundation seeks to motivate individuals and families to establish permanent endowments that provide long-term benefits through annual distributions in perpetuity.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Catholic Parishes, Cemeteries, Schools, Ministries, Religious Orders, etc.

Funding mission-based initiatives and operational needs of parishes, cemeteries, schools (including scholarships), ministries and religious orders that are beneficiaries of specific permanent endowments. Also includes Fulton, Somerset and Clinton Counties not shown on the map.

Population(s) Served
Catholics

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We aim to establish Catholic-affiliated entities as worthy recipients of endowment distributions through bequests and other estate planning strategies.

(1) To increase awareness of the Independent Catholic Foundation among Catholics within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown; (2) to position the Foundation as a planned giving partner with Catholic-affiliated entities; (3) to reinforce our commitment to socially-responsible Catholic investment practices.

We are implementing a strategic plan that focuses on these strategies.

We have increased awareness through regular print advertising and social media posts. We have also seen an increase in the number of new endowments and dollars contributed.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Independent Catholic Foundation

Board of directors
as of 5/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martin Marasco

Hampton Durbin

John Wolf

Matthew Defrancesco

Jackie Martella

Bob Leahey

Joe Keller

Marty Marasco

Pete Delricco

Rick Musar

Bill Stasko

Joseph Lehman, Jr.

James Carrieri

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/3/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data