The Catholic Foundation supports the work of Christ in the Diocese of St. Petersburg by securing gifts, providing donor services, and managing financial resources to benefit people assisted by all parish and Diocesan ministries.
The Catholic Foundation has been serving the people of God since 1997. Our goal is to work with dedicated clergy, parishioners, community leaders and businesses to ensure the future prosperity of the Catholic Church by secure management of assets, grants, and gifts. The Foundation is guided by a board, that consists of clergy and laity, who oversees the functions of the Foundation.
For the past few years, the primary focus of the Catholic Foundation has been to raise funds and support for our Catholic schools. Through the generosity of many donors, we have been able to assist our Catholic schools with tuition assistance through the Match Grant Program, Special High School Tuition Assistance Program and our newest program, the Step Up For Students Bridge Scholarship.
Even though we have focused on tuition assistance, we exist to serve any financial needs of the ministries of our diocese through individual gifts for charitable gift annuities, endowments, and more.
The Catholic Foundation just launched our new Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CatholicFoundationDOSP
Click here for more information about the Special Assistance Fund Grant
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The Diocese of St. Petersburg was established on June 17, 1968, from the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Augustine and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami. It is a suffragan see for the Province of Miami. It comprises 3,177 square miles (8,230 km2), and it includes the five counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus on the west central coast of the State of Florida, along the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. The total population is 2,660,220, with a Catholic population of 398,702. The principal cities are Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater.
In the Diocese of St. Petersburg, we have always been a community of steadfast servants of the Lord, coming together in unity to share our faith and spread God’s word. With pride in our past, we envision a bright future. Please join us as we make our vision a reality and move Forward in Faith!
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Bishops of the Diocese of St. Petersburg
• Charles Borromeo McLaughlin (1968–1978)
• William Thomas Larkin (1979–1988)
• John Clement Favalora (1989–1994)
• Robert Nugent Lynch (1995—