The Orange Catholic Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation that exists to serve the Catholic community of Orange County. As a foundation for Catholics, we assist families and individuals to leave a legacy uniquely aligned with their Catholic values and beliefs. The Foundation’s primary function is to raise funds through planned giving and various fundraising programs and special annual events. In addition, the Foundation manages endowments and a variety of funds. The Foundation works with donors to customize their charitable intentions and then grants funds according to the fund agreement and donors intent.
We are an autonomous, pious foundation that works in collaboration with members of our Diocese of Orange to raise, manage, grow and grant funds supporting all aspects of the Catholic faith following each donor’s intent.
Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Orange Catholic Foundation strives to become a premier, nationally-recognized steward of Catholic philanthropy in carrying out Christ’s work to sustain and enhance all aspects of Catholic life for the entire community in the Diocese of Orange.
Investments entrusted to the Orange Catholic Foundation are administered through socially and morally responsible funds that are in keeping with the tenants of Roman Catholic doctrine. The Foundation’s banking and financial partners are known for their fiscally conservative approach and socially responsible philosophies to ensure that our investments are managed in accordance with our Catholic faith and beliefs. For more information, please see our Catholic Responsible Investing webpage or visit USCCB’s Socially Responsible Guidelines.
The Investment Committee of the Foundation meets quarterly to review the historical and current performance of all funds and compares them to industry standards. The committee chooses the types of investments they deem prudent and socially responsible. They are committed to earning the best possible returns with low risks in order to protect and grow donors’ gifts.
The Orange Catholic Foundation Investment Committee is made up of experienced and knowledgeable business and community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to grow the Foundation’s assets for the benefit of the Church of Orange. For more information about our investments, fund strategy and committee members, please contact the Orange Catholic Foundation.