The Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana empowers people to express their faith by providing perpetual financial support for Diocesan ministries, parishes, and schools.

In April 2008, after a year of planning, the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana, Inc. was established to assist the faithful of our diocese in accomplishing their stewardship objectives through planned giving.

Sixteen members of our diocese, along with Bishop Dale J. Melczek, researched foundations in other Catholic dioceses and finally established the Catholic Foundation as an independent, non-profit corporation to assist Catholics who want their gifts to have a lasting impact on their parishes, schools and diocesan ministries.

Today, the Catholic Foundation holds more than $7 million in endowed assets to permanently support parish ministry, Catholic education, Catholic support services, and vocations.