Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Connect. Invest. Grow.

aka CCF

Tempe, AZ

Mission

We connect individuals with the desire to give to those in need by investing resources that grow and sustain the Catholic community.

Ruling Year

2005

Chief Executive Officer

Dcn. James Carabajal

Main Address

4500 S Lakeshore Dr Suite 650

Tempe, AZ 85282 USA

Keywords

Foundation, Diocese, Phoenix, Arizona, Philanthropy, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts

EIN

86-0465177

 Number

4749658992

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (X12)

Roman Catholic (X22)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

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. Now celebrating its 37th year, the Catholic Community Foundation continues to invest in our community by growing and protecting donor resources that last beyond our lifetime.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Giving Circle

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Median grant amount

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The median is the 'mid-point' donation for all donations given during the fiscal year

Average grant amount

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total grants divided by the total dollars granted. Note there are typically outliers for very large grants (i.e., $165K was the largest in 2018)

Total number of grants awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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 endowment available to spend distributions

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

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

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Total number of scholarships awarded from Christian Service Award Program, endowment scholarships and Crozier Scholarships

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Total number of scholarships awarded from Christian Service Award Program, endowment scholarships and Crozier Scholarships

Charting Impact

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

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.

The Foundation measures success both on the generous gifts we receive as well as the amount of grants and awards given back to our community on an annual basis. The Foundation has a goal of granting $5 million dollars per year back into the community by the year 2028.

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!

External Reviews

Financials

CATHOLIC COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

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

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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