Endowment Funds

Endowment Funds are permanently restricted funds managed by the Foundation to ensure growth, protection into perpetuity, and annual distributions. Earnings are distributed in preservation of the donor’s designated purpose.
The Foundation encourages meaningful support of charitable organizations significant to each donor in proclaiming their Catholic identity and leaving a personal legacy. The principal for each endowment fund is protected forever, so each fund perpetually supports its intended purpose.

Endowments May Benefit:

  • Parishes
  • Agencies
  • Schools
  • Facilities
  • Scholarship
  • Cemeteries
  • Religious orders
  • Ministries
  • Areas of greatest need
  • Organizations whose activities are consistent with Catholic teaching

GENERAL FUNDS

The Celebration of Faith Education Endowment Fund provides ongoing support for parish and school education initiatives including grants, professional development, and tuition assistance.
The Central Washington Catholic Foundation Operations Endowment provides sustainable income for Foundation administration and a long lasting means of support for planned giving and education.

SCHOOL FUNDS

The Angela Heine Memorial Fund is for scholarships for students at La Salle High School.

The Amos & Elsie Gamache Education Fund equally supports St. Joseph/Marquette School-Yakima, Christ the Teacher School (formerly known as St. Paul Cathedral School), and Catholic Family and Child Service-Yakima.

The Christ the Teacher School Endowment Fund is for the benefit of Christ the Teacher School, formerly known as St. Paul Cathedral School-Yakima.

The Haven Newman Center Fund was established by William A. and Mary M. Hambelton and supports a meeting place for college students at Yakima Valley Community College to gather and grow in their faith.

The mission of the James and Jean McConnell Educational Fund is to recognize, both remuneratively and publicly, selected teachers of St. Joseph School-Kennewick who embody excellence in all facets of academia.

The Jane Frances Godfrey Scholarship Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph/Marquette School-Yakima and The Missionary Daughters of the Most Virgin Mary.

The Jean Meyer Scholarship Fund is for the benefit of the Christ the King School-Richland tuition assistance fund.

The mission of the Lawrence C. and Lillian L. Jacobs Fund is to recognize, both remuneratively and publicly, selected teachers of Christ the King School-Richland who embody excellence in all facets of academia.

The Mark Kranz Educational Fund supports the tuition needs of students at Christ the Teacher School, formerly known as St. Paul Cathedral School-Yakima.

The Msgr. William J. Sweeney Endowment Fund is for the benefit of Christ the King School-Richland.

The Our Lady of Fatima Education Fund is for scholarships for Moses Lake students enrolled in Primary or Secondary Parochial schools in Grant County.

The St. Joseph-Kennewick School Endowment Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Kennewick.

The St. Joseph-Wenatchee School Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Wenatchee.

The Sr. Noreen O’Connor Scholarship Fund is for scholarships for students at St. Joseph School-Kennewick.

The Sister Rebecca Berghoff Foundation Fund is to provide scholarships to St. Joseph/ Marquette School-Yakima.

The St. Rose of Lima Catholic School Endowment Fund is for the operations of St. Rose of Lima School-Ephrata.

The William L. and Mary A. Tyrrell Education Fund is for the benefit of St. Joseph School-Wenatchee.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The Mary Ellen Chott-Mahre Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship to a Catholic student attending a Catholic college.

The John Rodriguez-Kranz Scholarship Fund provides an annual scholarship for a graduating senior of Davis High School, Yakima, to attend an institution of higher learning.

The Celebration of Faith Scholarship provides up to three scholarships for students attending a Catholic college.

SEMINARIAN EDUCATION FUNDS

The Bittner Burse Seminarian Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima and was established by Bernadine Bittner.

The Nic and Elma De Leon Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima, as well as supporting seminarians and a monastery in the Philippines.

The Robert G. Geier Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Thomas & Nancy Mahony Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Edmond and Blanche Poulin Seminarian Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Seminarian Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Juana Cobain Sevilla Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

The Anna B. Shuck Education Fund is for the purpose of educating seminarians for the Diocese of Yakima.

PARISH/MINISTRY FUNDS

The Holy Family Parish Endowment Fund is for the benefit of Holy Family Parish-Yakima.

The Rosa, Lena & Louisa Orlando Fund is for the maintenance and repair of Blessed Sacrament Parish-Grandview facilities and the educational needs of the parish.

The Ed and Blanche Poulin Holy Family Parish Fund is for the benefit of Holy Family Parish-Yakima.

The Sacred Heart Parish Fund is for the benefit of Sacred Heart Parish-Prosser.

The St. Joseph Kennewick Music Endowment Fund is a music fund for the benefit of St. Joseph Parish-Kennewick.

The St. Joseph Parish Endowment Fund is for the maintenance of facilities of St. Joseph Parish-Yakima.

The St. Paul Cathedral Parish Endowment Fund is for the benefit of St. Paul Cathedral Parish.

The St. Vincent Society Endowment Fund provides perpetual support for the St. Vincent Society of St. Joseph Parish in Yakima.

Are you planning to leave a Legacy of Faith?

If you have included the Catholic foundation in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity,  ensure that the purpose of your gift is clearly understood, and recognize you as a founding member of our Legacy Society.