The Papal Foundation is the only charitable organization in the United States that is exclusively dedicated to fulfilling the requests of the Holy Father for the needs of the Church.

Since its inception in 1988, The Papal Foundation and its Stewards of Saint Peter have allocated $200 million in grants and scholarships around the world to more than 2000 projects selected by Popes Francis and Benedict, and Saint John Paul II.

The impact of Papal Foundation has been staggering, providing support in full or in part for:

churches & chapels


rectories, convents & monasteries



Watch: The Gift of Being a Steward of Saint Peter

Please take a few minutes to hear fellow Stewards of Saint Peter, in their own words, describe the mission of The Papal Foundation and why they became Stewards.

Join a Distinctive Community of Philanthropic Leaders

The Papal Foundation is funded through the generosity of a select group of North American Catholic philanthropists who are committed to bringing the love of Christ to a world in need and being intimately connected with the work of the Church and the Holy Father.

It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must live the faith, not only with our words, but with our actions.

Pope Francis

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