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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

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Communication

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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 Catholic Community Foundation Giving Circle is an innovative program inspired by a new generation of philanthropists and donors. Each Giving Circle Member is an active participant in the community grant-making process. The members cast a vote in the grant awarding and have an opportunity to connect with grant recipients.

CCF has established a set of endowments known as the Forever Funds. Each of these endowments are dedicated to a particular area of concern for the Catholic faithful (CARE, COMMUNITY, & LIFE). Thanks to our innovative granting model called the Giving Circle, our members can harness their collective resources, in addition to the disbursements from the Forever Fund endowments, to participate in the community grant-making process.

Population(s) Served
Adults

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and realized 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 free Wills & Trusts Seminars that we arrange around the Diocese of Phoenix. These informational meetings are presented by a team of experienced Catholic estate planning attorneys and are designed to assist individuals and their families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 1998, the mission of the Christian Service Award (CSA) Scholarship is to acknowledge students who demonstrate exemplary Christ-centered behavior through volunteer service to their parish, school, and community. Recipients display a love and understanding of their Catholic faith and articulate a commitment, not only to perform acts of service but to live a service-focused life. They recognize their God-given gifts and provide persuasive evidence of their maturity, humility, and leadership.

Students awarded the scholarship will receive an annual $2,000 payment during each of the 9th to 12th grade years in high school for a total of $8,000. Funds will be disbursed directly to the selected Catholic high school within the Diocese of Phoenix for as long as the student remains enrolled.

Population(s) Served

The Catholic Community Foundation Scholarship Program’s mission is to assist students and their families in helping to make Catholic education achievable by granting annual tuition assistance through their 8th - 12th grade Catholic school years.

Tuition scholarships for 7th-grade students only demonstrating financial need to apply. The application is open to all 7th-graders with recommendations required. *Advised that student’s parent must have completed a FAIR application.

Students awarded the scholarship will receive one $1,000 payment for their 8th grade year, and then an annual $4,000 payment during each of the 9th to 12th grade years in high school for a total of $17,000. Funds will be disbursed directly to the selected Catholic schools within the Diocese of Phoenix for as long as the student remains enrolled.

Population(s) Served
Students
Students

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

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 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.

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 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

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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 02/27/2024
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? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data