Why Give?

The Catholic Community Foundation of Long Island is a unique and dynamic organization, independent in structure and governance, which makes it possible for donors to direct their philanthropy to a ministry or ministries of their choice.

We are supporting the efforts to make lasting changes and plan for the future of the ministries of the Church on Long Island. Catholic Charities, healthcare organizations, schools, parishes, evangelization and other ministries will be fortified and enhanced by this new foundation, the mission of which is to support and grow our Church’s ministries with the responsible stewarding of our donors’ generosity.

The foundation’s leadership will ensure that funds raised to support ministries will be directed according to donor intent. As an independent non-profit, guided by Long Island’s most respected community and business leaders, we are uniting to strengthen our community — and to ensure the vitality of our Catholic ministries for generations to come.


"Together, we can do great things."

– St. Teresa of Calcutta