The Papal Foundation in the News
Apostolic Nuncios Receive Foundation Presentation at the Vatican
I had the privilege of traveling to Rome in September with Jane Schnatz, the Foundation’s Director of Grants Management, for a unique and first-ever opportunity for the Foundation. The trip was a direct outgrowth of a meeting that Steward Dr. Tammy Tenaglia, Ann...
Papal Foundation Approves Record Number of Grants
In this April 27 interview, executives Eustace Mita and David Savage say the organization has put behind it the controversy over its decision to rescue a scandal-ridden Italian hospital. The Philadelphia-based Papal Foundation has approved a record number of grants...
Pope thanks The Papal Foundation for supporting Church’s mission
The Stewards of Saint Peter’s audience with our Holy Father Pope Francis last Thursday — the first since 2019 — was a truly beautiful experience. In addition to the excitement of being together for the first time in three years, the event was made special by the...
Pope expands Papal Foundation focus to war victims, refugees
The American charity is now led by laity, distanced from legacy of McCarrick and Bransfield. Pope Francis expressed his contentedness with being able to meet in person with members of the Papal Foundation, an American charity made up of influential donors. The...
Pope praises Papal Foundation’s generosity, including to Ukraine
Pope Francis praised members of the U.S.-based Papal Foundation for helping the Catholic Church build “a culture of solidarity and peace,” including by providing assistance to victims of the war in Ukraine. “As we are witnessing in these days the devastating effects...
Pope Francis thanks Papal Foundation for aid to Ukraine
Pope Francis expressed gratitude to The Papal Foundation for its efforts to provide aid to Ukrainians suffering amid the war in a meeting at the Vatican on Thursday. The foundation’s executive director David Savage told CNA on April 28 that it had recently approved an...
Stewards Return to Vatican for Audience with Pope Francis
It’s been a busy week here in Rome, with beautiful Masses at the Chapel at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, at San Bernardo, at Santa Maria degli Angeli and yesterday at Saint Peter’s. On Wednesday, Cardinal O’Malley gave a special tour of his titular church,...
Papal Foundation awards $798,244 as part of the St. John Paul II scholarship program
The Papal Foundation, whose mission is to serve the Holy Father and the Roman Catholic Church through faith, energy and financial resources, has awarded $798,244 in scholarships to 96 priests, brothers, sisters and lay faithful on five continents.
Papal Foundation’s new executive director hopes to expand philanthropic giving
The Papal Foundation recently named David Savage to the role of executive director. Savage, who has a background in marketing and nonprofit leadership, will be responsible for addressing Pope Francis’ priorities for relief, education, and services for vulnerable and underserved communities around the world.
New head of Papal Foundation raises help, hope for developing world
Leny and Tata Talasan prayed every night with their four daughters for a new home in El Salvador City, Philippines. Funded by a $45,000 grant from the Philadelphia-based Papal Foundation through the Daughters of Jesus congregation, the family was among 30 to build a secure new house.
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