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




FADICA Launches Multi-Year “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” Initiative

Tuesday February 23, 2021

New initiative aims to bring philanthropic community together to build safer cultures

(Washington, DC) – Today, Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) announces the formal launch of its “Commitment to Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection” initiative. This multi-year program seeks to protect vulnerable persons by building safer organizational cultures through specific steps outlined in its Funder Safeguarding Pledge. Inspired by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, this initiative affirms the inherent dignity of the human person, as well as philanthropy’s role in promoting safeguarding best practices.

“Safeguarding is a public value and a priority for us as a Catholic philanthropic network,” said Alexia Kelley, President & CEO, FADICA. “Funders can play a critical role in making safeguarding a standard organizational best practice.”


FADICA Celebrates 2020 Award Winners

Washington, DC (July 30, 2020) — In announcing its 2020 awardees, FADICA celebrates five outstanding Catholic leaders for their meaningful contributions to Church and society, and


Member News

Welcome Maria!

Maria Rosario recently joined FADICA as the Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager. Maria is responsible for providing all aspects of administrative and office management support. Additionally, Maria serves as the “first contact” for members and the public. Maria earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business with a minor in Hispanic Studies from The Catholic University of America. She looks forward to meeting you!


FADICA Talks with Catholic School Matters

Listen to FADICA’s Alicia Bondanella Simon (Director of Membership) talk with Tim Uhl, producer of Catholic School Matters. LISTEN NOW Alicia discusses the genesis of the FADICA’s Catholic Schools Governance Research, how Catholic foundations and Catholic schools can (and do) work together, and the importance of the recently completed CSPWG Market Research on Parent Perceptions of Catholic Schools. The market research full report will be available this summer, and will be shared