Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida

 

What is The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida?
What is the Foundation’s relationship to the Diocese?
Why do I need the Foundation? I already give to charity, and to my parish church.
Does the Foundation displace my lawyer and financial advisor?
What kind of “plans” are available?
Is the Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida mostly for wealthy donors?
What if I have a family foundation already?
How much does this cost?
How can I learn more about working with The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida?
What impact has The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida had in our community?
How do I contact the Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida?

 

Grants

How do I request that grants be made from my fund(s) at the Foundation?
What is the approval process for such grants?
How often can I make grant requests?
Do grant recipients have to be Catholic organizations or agencies? Do they have to be in the Diocese of Venice in Florida?
Can grants be made to any individuals?
Can I request a grant payable over more than one year?
Can I use the resources of my Donor Advised Fund, then, to pay off a five-year pledge to an organization’s capital campaign?
What other kinds of charitable gifts cannot be distributed by the Foundation?
Do I get credit for grants I recommend and request be made from my fund(s) at The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida?
Is it possible for grants from the Foundation to be made anonymously?

 

Funds

Can my children participate as advisors to the fund(s) I have established?
What happens to the Donor Advised Fund(s) when I die?
How much of the money in a fund can be given away in grants to charities?
How will the money in my fund(s) be invested?
How much control will I have over any charitable fund(s) I establish at The Catholic Community Foundation of SW Florida?

 

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