The Papal Foundation presented its first financial support to Pope (now Saint) John Paul II and the Holy See in April 1990.
Since then, the Foundation has provided over $111 million in grants and scholarships to build the Church, educate and prepare leaders, and care for the most vulnerable people, young and old, around the world.
Our commitment today remains the same as it was in the beginning days: To walk in union with the Holy Father and the Magisterium of the Church as we bring the love of Christ to a world in need.
Members of The Papal Foundation have returned from their annual pilgrimage to Rome and a firsthand experience of the Holy Father’s call to this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Pope Francis’s words echoed in their hearts as they opened the holy doors at each of Rome’s four main basilicas. “To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to welcome each of them.”