The Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of St. Augustine was created in 1987 to provide a permanent endowment fund to meet the religious, charitable and educational needs of Catholics in the 17-county area of the diocese.

The foundation assists in meeting the long-term needs of the diocese, including funds for expanding existing parishes, establishing new parishes, expanding or establishing centers for religious education and social service programs, expanding or establishing schools, providing an adequate retirement for priests and women religious in the diocese, providing support for the formation of candidates for the priesthood and programs for youth and young adult ministries.

Nearly all parishes, schools and many other ministries in the Diocese of St. Augustine have established permanent endowments. For a complete list of these funds and to learn more about the Catholic Foundation, please see the copy of the 2014-2015 Annual report below.

Download 2014-2015 Annual Report

To learn how you can leave a faith legacy by naming the diocese or one of these entities in your will or trust, click here. Also, follow the link to learn about the tax and other advantages a planned gift to the diocese can offer you and those you love.

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez
(904) 262-3200, ext. 136

Richard Mulvey

Vice Chair
John McLaughlin

Father Michael Houle, M. Ed., E.V.

Msgr. Vincent Haut

Immediate Past Chair
Gwen Yates

Executive Director
Stanton Cadow, CFRE, ECRF
(904) 262-3200, ext. 171

Planned Giving Officer
Cliff Evans, OFS, MA
(904) 262-3200, ext. 139

Administrative Assistant
Julie Snow
904-262-3200, ext. 106

The Catholic Foundation Board makes recommendations annually (typically the February Board meeting) to the Bishop on the amount of funds available for grants. If funds are available, the Bishop then sets the priorities for funding. The foundation in turn makes an announcement to the diocese that the grant application is open.

Applications for 2016-17 Catholic Foundation Grants are now open until April 22, 2016.

Click the buttons below for information on this past year’s foundation grants application process:

Grant Applications and Guidelines 2016-2017 Download Requirements & Tips for Catholic Foundation Grant Application

Please check with the Catholic Foundation for appropriate applications, guidelines and requirements for grants in early March/April. For more information call Stanton Cadow at (904) 262-3200, ext. 171 or email