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The Foundation

Each day requests for help pour into the Vatican from every corner of the world. The Papal Foundation offers Catholics in America a unique opportunity to assist the Holy Father in responding with God's love, grace and abundance.

In isolated mountain communities, developing countries and urban slums, the Church is hard at work delivering care and sharing the faith with vulnerable people. The needs are urgent and persistent.

  • Shelter for homeless adults and children
  • Hospitals and health facilities
  • Seminaries and scholarships to prepare future leaders
  • Relief for victims of natural disasters
  • Services for refugees and immigrants
  • Pro-life programs and education
  • Care for aging priests and religious

In 1988, the Papal Foundation created a sustainable approach to fund the Holy Father's work now and in the future. Each Steward of St. Peter makes a $1 million donation to a carefully managed fund that annually delivers a portion of its resources to support the Holy Father's responses.

Over $190 million has been awarded in grants and scholarships to projects and students all over the world.

As Christians living in abundance, we search for ways to respond to the needs of brothers and sisters. Sometimes we can become overwhelmed with the options for giving. What better way to share our blessingsthan by working directly with the Holy Father as he shepherds and comforts God's people?