CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Connect. Invest. Grow.

aka CCF   |   Tempe, AZ   |  www.ccfphx.org

Mission

The Catholic Community Foundation encourages compassionate, charitable giving to provide sustainable support for those who serve our community.

Ruling year info

2005

Chief Executive Officer

Dcn. James Carabajal

Main address

4500 S Lakeshore Dr Suite 650

Tempe, AZ 85282 USA

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EIN

86-0465177

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Roman Catholic (X22)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Catholic Community Foundation’s mission is to encourage good stewardship by connecting donors with opportunities to fulfill their spiritual, charitable and financial goals. The Foundation provides socially responsible investment solutions through charitable giving vehicles, including endowments, donor advised funds and other special interest funds. Established is 1983, the Catholic Community Foundation continues to invest in our community by growing and protecting donor resources that last beyond our lifetime.

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?

The Giving Circle

The Giving Circle is an innovative new program from the Catholic Community Foundation. Inspired by a new generation of philanthropists, the Circle is unique- each member is an active participant in the community grantmaking process. By joining together, the Circle magnifies philanthropy into larger, more impactful grantmaking opportunities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. You do not have to have extraordinary wealth to make a planned gift. Even a small amount can have an impact over time. Some individuals think you must choose between leaving a gift to your family or charity. You can do both! A simple designation can bring incredible support to your local Catholic community. Whether it is a parish, school, ministry, non-profit, or more, we are confident we can meet your planned giving needs.

The Catholic Community Foundation can help you navigate the complexities of end-of-life planning and help you fulfill the call to be a good steward through our Wills & Trusts Seminars and free guide sessions. These informational meetings are presented by a team of experienced Catholic estate planning attorneys and are designed to assist individuals and their families specifically.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Median grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The median is the middle value of all grants disbursed during the fiscal year

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total grant count divided by the total dollars granted.

Total number of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of grants include donor advised fund distributions, granting circle distributions, and annual endowment distributions.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total dollars of grants include donor advised fund distributions, granting circle distributions, scholarship distributions and endowment available to spend distributions.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Total count of scholarships awarded from Needs-Based Scholarship Program, Christian Service Award Program, & Endowment Scholarships. (Note: Crozier Scholarship Program discontinued in 2019)

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total dollars of scholarships awarded from Needs-Based Scholarship Program, Christian Service Award Program, & Endowment Scholarships. (Note: Crozier Scholarship Program discontinued in 2019)

Number of donor-advised funds

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Catholics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account that allows you to recommend grants to your favorite charities at your convenience. DAFs offer immediate tax benefits by providing charitable

Number of endowments

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

An endowment fund is designed to withstand a fluctuating market through morally responsible investing practices. An endowment fund continues to grow through an investment pool and donations from suppo

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

The Catholic Community Foundation is the trusted servant institution that connects those in need to those that have the financial resources to help fulfill those needs, be them individuals or organizations. The two key focus areas are as follows:

Individuals – We guarantee that the wishes of the individual donor are honored and accomplished by providing a breadth of charitable giving vehicles to choose from. The Catholic Community Foundation provides transparency to those individuals to then have the ability to follow the impact throughout the lifetime of their gift.

Organizations - We ensure the organizations serving our community have the resources necessary to accomplish their respective missions now and in perpetuity.

1) Communication – the Foundation has a duty to identify areas of need and communicate those to the greater community. The Foundation’s mission is to inform our brothers and sisters of the duty and responsibility of the call to be good stewards; whether that be in the form of giving of their time, talent or treasure. We seek to communicate different ways to leverage those gifts by offering volunteer opportunities or different charitable giving types and opportunities. This is accomplished through social media, print communications and our various events and programs hosted throughout the year.

2) Education – the Foundation is a major sponsor of traditional Catholic Education through the granting of scholarships to various levels of education. Education is key to nurturing our future generations to continue the Catholic faith and serve our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In addition to traditional education, the Foundation offers educational resources that help our donors and agencies accomplish their underlying goals. We help navigate the complexities of estate and planned giving, as well as provide the benefits that align with our charitable giving vehicles. Education is offered through seminars, collateral materials and personalized interactions.

3) Fellowship – we bring together the community in many different capacities and settings, including the Giving Circle, the Crozier Gala and other year-round relationship fostering events by the Foundation. These events and programs help promote a sense of fellowship by engaging individuals of faith and providing an opportunity to share in the needs of the surrounding community.

The targeted development initiatives within The Catholic Community Foundation have been optimized to fulfill our mission and respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have a vast network of donors who recognize the value of our organization and understand the unique opportunity we provide to make a greater impact on those we serve.

The Catholic Community Foundation has accumulated over $65 million dollars of financial assets under management. This level of investment allows us to continue to grow these assets, to which then can be granted back into the community in a meaningful way. Currently the Foundation has 8 employees, all of whom are focused on building the resources and impact of our organization. In true collaboration with our staff, the Foundation has 25 well-rounded and dedicated Board of Directors who help to share the mission and goals of the Foundation.

In its 37 years of existence, the Catholic Community Foundation is pleased to have honored and protected the legacies of over 150 endowment holders. During this time, the Foundation has also guaranteed the appropriate use and growth of the financial assets entrusted. The Foundation has granted over $32 million dollars to the organizations and individuals residing within the Diocese of Phoenix since 2000 and now has over 400 fund holders. The Foundation is aiming to roll out several new programs and initiatives over the next 18 months including a new Million Dollar Match program for individuals hoping to create a designated family endowment. The Catholic Community Foundation provides many different ways for those who are called to stewardship regardless of their financial capacity to give. The growth we are projecting corresponds with the growth within the Diocese of Phoenix community, the fastest growing Diocese in the country!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Google and Facebook Reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have rebranded our organization by changing our logo, phone number, and moved our physical office locations based on feedback received.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Kevin Camberg

Fester & Chapman

Term: 2022 - 2024


Board co-chair

Mr. Gary Naquin

MidFirst Bank

Term: 2022 - 2024

Steve Jerome

Snell & Wilmer

Fr. Fred Adamson

Diocese of Phoenix

John Even

Schmitt Schneck Casey Even & Williams

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/10/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data