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These funds have been established by various donors, including a fund established by gifts from the Foundation’s board of directors. You can give to any of these funds, or start your own.

Anne Verbeke Lay Ecclesial Ministry Endowment
Provides scholarships to students enrolled in the Diocese of Gary Lay Ecclesial Ministry program who have financial need

Bishop Carl Mengeling School Endowment
Supports the work of Nativity of Our Savior School in Portage

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Andrean High School
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Andrean

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Bishop Noll Institute
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Bishop Noll

Bishop Dale J. Melczek Fund for Marquette High School
Provides scholarship support to Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Marquette

Bishop Grutka Scholarship Fund for North American College: Rome
Supports the education and formation of Diocese of Gary seminarians attending North American College

Camp Lawrence Endowment
Supports Camp Lawrence’s operational expenses and capital improvements

Cathedral of the Holy Angels Endowment
Supports the Cathedral’s operational needs and capital expenses

Catherine Mary Huerta Catholic Education Endowment
Provides financial assistance for children who desire to enter or continue kindergarten at Aquinas School in Merrillville

Catholic Charities Diocese of Gary Endowment
Supports the general services and needs of Catholic Charities

Catholic Foundation Operating Endowment
Supports the general operations of the Catholic Foundation

Diocese of Fort-Liberté, Haiti
Our Sister Diocese, Diocese of Fort-Liberté in Haiti, endowment supports educational efforts in the poorest diocese in Haiti

Diocese of Gary Scholarship for Andrean High School
Supports Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Andrean High School

Diocese of Gary Scholarship for Bishop Noll Institute
Supports Gary Diocese Catholic students in need attending Bishop Noll Institute

Diocese of Gary Priests’ Retirement Endowment
This endowment provides supplemental support to the priests’ retirement plan

Diocese of Gary Seminarian Fund
Supports the education and formation of Diocese of Gary seminarians

Dyer Catholic Education & Formation Endowment
Promote Catholic Education and Formation in the Dyer community, in particular, but not limited to, the Ministry of Saint Joseph School

Gary Diocesan Cemeteries Endowment Care Fund
Provides support to meet the long-term maintenance needs of the Gary Diocesan Cemeteries

Helen Pukoszek Scout Educational Scholarship Endowment
Provides scholarships for two boys (one high school, one college) currently registered in Troop 542

Holy Name Society Scholarship
Supports an annual college scholarship awarded to a graduating high school senior from Sacred Heart Parish in La Porte

Joseph Hagenow/Justin Tylka Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Supports an annual college scholarship awarded to a Catholic Communities’ high school senior

Mercy Fund Endowment
The first grant-making fund of the Catholic Foundation, the Mercy Fund was established in 2016 to support projects engaged in acts of mercy throughout the Diocese of Gary

Nativity of Our Savior Church Endowment
This endowment provides for the care and maintenance of the church buildings

St. Mary Crown Point Altar and Rosary Society Endowment
This endowment supports the charitable works of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary Church, Crown Point

St. Mary Griffith Church Endowment
This endowment supports the operating needs of this church

St. Matthias Parish Endowment
This endowment supports the facilities and ministries of St. Matthias Church

St. Matthias Religious Education Endowment
Supports St. Matthias’ faith formation program

St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery Endowment
This endowment provides for the care and maintenance of the parish cemetery

St. Stanislaus Kostka School Endowment
Supports the St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Michigan City

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Endowment – RW Fund
Provides for the care, maintenance, and renovation of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish buildings located within the parameters of Ripley, Franklin, Washington and Ann Streets in Michigan City, IN and any property owned by St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish

St. Teresa of Avila College Scholarship Endowment
Provides one scholarship each to a sophomore, junior and senior attending Valparaiso University, and one to a graduating high school senior registered at St. Teresa and attending college at VU or elsewhere

St. Thomas More School Endowment
Supports the St. Thomas More parish school in Munster

St. Thomas More-Andrean Scholarship Endowment
Provides a St. Thomas More student with a scholarship to Andrean High School

St. Vincent de Paul Society Endowment
Supports charitable services/activities of the Catholic Communities’ St. Vincent de Paul Society, Wanatah