catholic foundation

Catholic Foundation Mission


The Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota supports parishes, schools and ministries with the necessary resources to be vibrant centers of faith and service in southern Minnesota and to assist faithful Catholics in fulfilling their stewardship call.  Since its founding in 1991, the Foundation has faithfully managed and distributed contributions according to donors' wishes in areas of greatest need.

Please help us renew faith

The Foundation stands as a Center of Catholic Philanthropy across southern Minnesota in service of Catholic Responsible Investing and sophisticated planned giving that celebrates our Catholic identity.  Over the life of the Foundation, nearly $80 Million have been redistributed back to the southern Minnesota community made possible by the generosity of Catholics like you.

The Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota promotes compassionate charitable giving and stewardship by:

  • seeking endowment funds that support our mission
  • helping donors achieve their charitable and financial goals
  • helping parishes, schools, and Catholic organizations meet their long-term financial needs
  • providing responsible and effective financial management
  • distributing earnings according to donor intent

The Catholic Foundation currently manages assets in excess of approximately $28 million.  In addition to "Seeds of Faith" Endowment funds, donors to the Foundation can choose to support parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations.  In addition, the Foundation offers life-income arrangements via charitable gift annuities, deferred charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.


Monica Herman

Executive Director, Catholic Foundation of Southern Minnesota

750 Terrace Heights, Suite 105
PO Box 30098
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 507-858-1276