B.J. Cassin, Innovative Catholic Education Philanthropist, Receives FADICA’s 2019 St. Katharine Drexel Award

For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA), the leading network of Catholic philanthropists in the U.S., has chosen B.J. Cassin (of Los Altos) as the 2019 recipient of its St. Katharine Drexel Award for exemplary contributions to Catholic philanthropy. Cassin’s philanthropy has been instrumental in making Catholic education […]

Achieving Greater Impact in Faith-based Philanthropy and Fundraising

This blog post originally appeared in the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s blog, Fresh Perspectives from the World of Philanthropy I am delighted and honored to have recently joined Lake Institute on Faith & Giving Advisory Board. Its mission itself is an inspiration, as is the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from leaders across faith […]

St. Katharine Drexel’s 5 Inspirations for Catholic Philanthropists

Most Catholic philanthropists at some point will hear about St. Katharine Drexel, patron saint of philanthropy, and will hopefully have the opportunity to learn more deeply about her life spent dedicated to serving people in need. St. Katharine is an especially inspiring figure for Catholic philanthropists – and here are at least five reasons why. […]

Promoting Integral Human Development in Philanthropy

Amy Rauenhorst Goldman, CEO and Chair of GHR Foundation, participated in a June 1 panel alongside Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The panel was part of a Georgetown University Convening of U.S. Academic Centers on Catholic Social Thought. In response to a question by Georgetown’s John Carr on lay leadership […]

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland Launches “The Innovation Mission”

Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland, a FADICA member, has launched The Innovation Mission, a new project in partnership with the Cleveland Leadership Center that will engage a distinguished individual for an 18-month innovation fellowship to address the complex challenge of poverty in Cleveland. Accomplished professionals from the nonprofit, for-profit, or government sectors will present an innovative idea […]

Characteristics of Catholic Family Philanthropy

This month’s edition of Catholic Health Association’s magazine Health Progress features several FADICA members in Catholic Families and How They Give Back, an article exploring Catholic family philanthropy, particularly in the health field. Interviews include FADICA members GHR Foundation, Healey Education Foundation, Healey International Relief Foundation, and The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities.

GHR Foundation Launches $1 M Innovation Challenge

GHR Foundation launched a series of three innovation challenges in a joint initiative with OpenIDEO. BridgeBuilder Challenge seeks to bring increased collaboration and a human-centered design approach to international development in the areas of peace, prosperity, and planet. The first “Ideas” phase, open to non-profits and for-profits, ends April 14. The top ideas selected in the final phase […]


On Tuesday, November 29 the philanthropic and nonprofit community celebrated #GivingTuesday, the social media initiative inspiring generosity and collaborative giving amidst holiday shopping. This year, Giving Tuesday broke all past years’ records, raising $168 million in just24 hours—up from about $117 million in 2015 from 1.6 million donations, coming from people in nearly 100 countries.

170 Combined Years of Catholic Philanthropy!

Congratulations and blessings upon FADICA members who recently celebrated anniversaries: The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, Inc. (70 years), Connelly Foundation (60 years), SC Ministry Foundation (20 years), Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland (20 years), and Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina (20 years).