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




Oglala Sioux Leader, Maka Black Elk, Selected for FADICA’s 2021 Catholic Leadership Award

Thursday July 29, 2021

(Washington, DC) –

Maka Akan Najin Black Elk, a leader in Native American and Catholic education for truth, healing and reconciliation, has been unanimously selected by the FADICA Board of Directors as the recipient of the organization’s 2021 Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award. The Distinguished Catholic Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding initiative, a spirit of service and visionary leadership in contributing to the renewal and vitality of the Catholic Church.   


Member News

FADICA Members Make Pilgrimage at Critical Time for Church

Over 40 FADICA members made pilgrimage to Rome November 4-9 and engaged in opportunities for prayer, reflection, and dialogue with prominent Vatican and Rome-based Catholic leaders on diverse timely issues. Members explored their philanthropic vocation and examined areas for partnership in Church priorities. FADICA pilgrims represented 16 of the 53 FADICA member foundations from across the U.S. FADICA members participated in a workship on child protection led by Rev. Hans


Double Impact: Improving Healthcare and Reducing Costs

FADICA member The Assisi Foundation of Memphis awarded one million dollars to a new initiative to help health care “super-utilizers” in Memphis’ Region One Health system access appropriate care and improve health outcomes. Super-utilizers are defined as people who most frequently use the emergency room – in this case 25 patients who visited an average of 85 times a year, or 20 times more than the average visitor. The initiative will also