Catalysts for a Vital Church and the Common Good

Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) connects philanthropists through a membership community to ensure lasting impact in support of a vital Church and human flourishing. FADICA spiritually enriches the Catholic philanthropic community, both individually and collectively.


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Celebrating 40 Years of Impact and Change

The year 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of FADICA – a time to celebrate the impact our network of families and partners has made on Catholic philanthropy and to look ahead to the next decade of pioneering philanthropic leadership that responds to God’s call to serve.

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FADICA Network Catalyzes Organizational Renewal

When John Bruderman helped Mr. and Mrs. Brunner establish The Catholic Union of the Sick in America (CUSA), and subsequently was instrumental to the creation of FADICA, he would never know the relationship between the two organizations over 45 years later would be instrumental to the longevity of CUSA’s vitally important ministry. Effective philanthropy relies on a certain level of foresight and anticipation of unknown needs that must be met—sometimes far into the future. The story of Mr. and Mrs.


Catholic Funding Guide Continues to Amplify

Washington, DC – For more than 35 years, the Catholic Funding Guide has served grantseeking Catholic ministries, helping them connect with funders who share in their mission and priorities.   A project of FADICA, the Guide is now expanding to serve Catholic philanthropy broadly, including both grantmakers and grantseekers, by connecting each to relevant resources and building community online to support mission impact. Both funders and grantseekers can join the Guide’s community on the project’s website. First published in 1998


FADICA Announces 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy Honorees

Washington, DC (February 11, 2022) — Three inspiring Catholic philanthropic leaders have been selected as recipients of the 2022 St. Katharine Drexel Award in Catholic Philanthropy. In honoring these awardees, FADICA celebrates their immeasurable contributions to the Church and their communities and commends their generous service to others.

“Each year, FADICA recognizes outstanding Catholic philanthropic leaders whose vocation of giving recall the spirit of St. Katharine Drexel,” said Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA, the leading Catholic-inspired philanthropic peer network. “The 2022 honorees reflect St. Katharine’s philanthropic approach through servant leadership and innovation for a vital Church and the common good,” Kelley continued.