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“Now this is the message that we have heard from Him and proclaim to you: God is light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.” (John 1:5)

The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP) was founded on July 1, 2013, by a dedicated group of Philadelphia Catholics with the common goal of establishing an independent 501(c)(3) that would promote and engender faith-based philanthropy built on the teachings of Jesus Christ.

This July, CFGP will mark a decade of service throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Grounded in the principles of faith and service, CFGP meets the diverse needs of donors and Catholic institutions through charitable fund management and development consulting.

Since 2013, CFGP has raised over $115 M for the Catholic Charities Appeal of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and $50 M for St. Charles Borromeo Seminary alone. We have also raised nearly $200 M more for our non-profit consulting clients. Our services ensure an investment in the future of our faith.

In addition to these efforts, the funds we manage continue to grow. Currently, we have 130 Catholic funds established with CFGP supported by 9,843 donors. In 2022, we distributed over $5.5M from CFGP held funds to parishes, schools, and other Catholic organizations.

As part of our 10 Year Anniversary celebration, we are hosting events that show our gratitude for those who have helped sustain our work and efforts. One of those events is a 10 Days of Giving campaign. From June 13-22, our 10 Days of Giving will showcase activities, giveaways, and opportunities for community engagement.

Whether you are interested in getting involved with CFGP, giving back to your community, or simply enjoying the festivities, we hope you will help us celebrate CFGP’s milestone anniversary in some way. Watch our social media pages for more information.

“With deep and prayerful gratitude, I wish The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia a happy and blessed 10th Anniversary on behalf of the people of the Church in Philadelphia. CFGP has accomplished much good over the past decade thanks to the hard work and dedication of its staff. Although CFGP functions as an independent nonprofit, its physical and spiritual home is right here in Philadelphia, and it makes wonderful things possible.” — Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia and CFGP Board of Trustees

As we continue through the summer months and into the fall celebrating our 10th anniversary, we will be highlighting people and events that have shaped CFGP into the organization it is today. From our Board of Trustees and our team of professionals to our committed donors, many hands have helped shape CFGP along the way.

We will also mark the culmination of our year-long celebration with a grand reception on October 30th at the Union League Liberty Hill. Please visit our 10th Anniversary page on our website to learn more about this important milestone:

“When I think about our last ten years, I am most proud of the breadth of services that The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has been able to provide for so many Catholic nonprofits, including the Archdiocesan offices, parishes, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, and the Little Sisters of the Poor. As more parishes and Catholic nonprofit organizations have come to understand and have confidence in CFGP, they have reached out to us for the advancement and development of their organizations and programs… [These] campaigns are bearing fruitful harvests for their organizations thanks to the help of CFGP.” — Monsignor Francis Beach, CFGP Board of Trustees

We are stronger together. The tremendous impact we’ve made over ten years in operation is only possible because of your generosity to charitable causes seeking to improve the lives of others.

It is exciting to think about what our next ten years will bring. With the Lord as our beacon to light the way, we are confident that the future will be filled with compassion, generosity, and hope.


Sarah Hanley is the president and CEO of the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.

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