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Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania

provides a permanent and secure funding stream to strengthen and grow the Church's mission and ministries in Northwest Pennsylvania. The Catholic Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) corporation and the only community foundation in northwest Pennsylvania guided by Catholic values and investment principles.

Impact Stories

A Hand Up for Years to Come

A Hand Up for Years to Come

Early in life Bob Gallivan was introduced to helping the poor through mentoring and teaching life skills to adults. He first became aware of the impact of this kind of outreach when as a young professional he volunteered to mentor in a program offered at an inner-city parish near where he lived in Buffalo.

That mentoring experience early in life sparked an interest in Bob that led to the legacy giving he planned with the Catholic Foundation.

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Giving Back To Those Who Give So Much

Giving Back To Those Who Give So Much

Clergy members are the heartbeat of any Catholic community. Ask a Catholic friend about priests that inspired them, comforted them, and brought them joy over the years. The stories and memories flow freely.

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Local Legacy Fuels Education

Local Legacy Fuels Education

This past year, four deserving students at Kennedy Catholic High School were granted scholarships from the Monsignor John B. Hagerty Endowment Scholarship Fund.

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Lisa Louis (Executive Director) presents check to Cindy Zelanek (Teacher), Sr. Katherine Horan, OSB (Principal), Reese Wilczynski, Kaleena Huber, and Edward Terrizzi (students) of Blessed Sacrament School in Erie.

RECENT NEWS & UPDATES

Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania Announces 2023 Fall Grant Awards Totaling $53,150

The Catholic Foundation of Northwest Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that eleven grants totaling $53,150 were awarded to support ten projects during our 2023 Fall Education competitive cycle.