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Ways to Give

The Catholic Foundation welcomes and encourages new gifts at any time. We are pleased to serve you in realizing your charitable vision by providing you with a menu of giving options and services to facilitate your Catholic generosity – whether that means giving now or giving later.

Give Today

Give Online

Make a gift at any time online by credit or debit card. Please make sure you designate what fund you would like your gift directed to, otherwise we understand you are making an unrestricted gift.

Send a Check

Make a gift using a check or money order made out to: Catholic Foundation of West Michigan

Mail to:
Catholic Foundation of West Michigan
360 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

If you are giving a gift to a specific fund, please include the name of the fund on the memo line.

Donate Stock

Donating stock and mutual fund shares is a great way to support the work of the Catholic Foundation or any of the parishes, Catholic schools or ministries which we serve. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits:

  • You can donate appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds.
  • The total value of the stock upon transfer is tax-deductible.
  • There is no obligation to pay any capital gains taxes on the appreciation.

Join the Bishop’s Angels

Bishop’s Angels are special individuals who annually designate a contribution to support the general operation of the Catholic Foundation and the Providential Care Fund, a fund that allows the Bishop to identify – and respond to – a specific cause at a time of need.

Explore your Passions and Timing

Prioritize Your Passions

Determining your giving priorities starts with understanding your passions. You can design a giving plan that celebrates your faith, honors your values, and makes the world a better place. In what ways are you called to make a difference?

Sharing Our Catholic Faith

The rich traditions of the Catholic faith live in our parishes, in our communities, and in our world. You want to help others deepen their relationship with Christ and His Church. 

  • Catechesis Programs
  • Marriage / Family Life
  • Retreats
  • Parish Leadership Development
  • Youth Conferences
  • And more…

 

Educating Children and Young Adults

Inspired by Christ, Catholic schools form tomorrow’s leaders and servants. You want to help children achieve their potential in school and in life.

  • Scholarships
  • Campus Improvements
  • Campus Ministry
  • Athletics
  • Fine and Performing Arts
  • And more…

 

Supporting Religious Vocations

Serve the spiritual, academic, and pastoral needs of our community. You want to support those called to religious life.

  • Vocations Awareness
  • Diaconate Program
  • Priest and Religious Retirement
  • Seminarian Tuition
  • And more…

 

Helping the Poor and Vulnerable

As Catholics, we know all people are created in the image of God. You want to ensure continued support for basic human needs through critical social services.

  • Food Banks / Pantries
  • Counseling Services
  • Immigration Legal Services
  • Adoption / Foster Care
  • Pregnancy Support Services
  • And more…

Caring for Creation

All creation — human, animal, natural — is a magnificent and sacred gift. Your gift celebrates and supports the God – given beauty and wonder of all creation.

  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Access to Clean Water
  • Reducing Emissions
  • Ecological Education
  • Biodiversity Restoration
  • And more…