Central Washington Catholic Foundation

Providing enduring support for Catholic education and ministries of Central Washington. Serving to facilitate Catholic philanthropy and to pass our faith heritage to future generations.

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

September 10, 2022

Bountiful Harvest: Faith in Education

The Celebration of Faith is back and in person! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 5PM – 9PM. This year, the event will […]

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New Program: Donor Advised Funds

July 19, 2022

The CWCF has made supporting all of your favorite charities easy with our new Donor Advised Fund Program!

By establishing a Donor Advised Fund (DAF) with the Foundation, of at […]

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2022 Strategic Plan

July 18, 2022

The Board of Trustees is excited to share the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan with our community of supporters. The Board has identified three areas in which they will focus their efforts […]

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Winter 2022 Newsletter

March 30, 2022

Grants and Program Applications

The Central Washington Catholic Foundation offers a variety of grants and programs to support Catholic educational institutions, students, and families in the Diocese of Yakima.

The online […]

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Amy M.

"I am beyond grateful for being selected as a Celebration of Faith Scholarship recipient! No words could ever express how thankful I am. My parents came to the United States as immigrants and worked diligently all their life for a better future. In their journey, God has remained faithful and generous. If I could list out all the blessings God has given me, it would be never-ending. Nevertheless, receiving this scholarship would be listed on it!

As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I will remember all the people that supported me. Among these people is the Central Washington Catholic Foundation. I will continue to strive for greatness and fully take advantage of this opportunity. Thank you!"

Linda O.

"It was Catholic education that led to me completing my sacraments. Anything I can do to advocate for Catholic education is where I feel God is calling me. Parishes that welcome students are bringing growth to the Parish’s future as well.

Parishes that grow have a positive effect on their communities. The circle continues to widen when we begin the education process early."

Tori M.

"With this scholarship, I am one step closer to making all of my goals come true. This award will help me attend the college of my dreams, as well as grow as a person. I am so grateful that I received this award, because it will make a huge difference in my life. This scholarship is just one part of a larger whole, but it is through these fractions that I will accomplish my goal.

While it is true that I still have anxious moments, it is opportunities like this scholarship that alleviate my worry and make my college journey and career possible."

Anthony M.

"I believe my service on the CWCF Board of Trustees arose in answer to prayer.  After a bit of a hiatus from Parish life in recent years due to work obligations, a recent change in circumstances resulted in my beginning a prayerful search for a way to better serve the Lord and His Church.  I have been a direct recipient of the Foundation's work and can testify to the tremendous blessings made possible through the generosity of the Foundation and its donors, which further convinces me that this opportunity has come to be because of Our Blessed Mother's intercession. 

I am certainly committed to helping further the Foundation's mission in any way I can, and, I eagerly look forward to the future."

Marcus R.

I would like to begin by thanking you for selecting me for this scholarship. It will directly impact my ability to afford a college education. Consequently, it will affect my career path and my relationship with God.

This aid will have a lasting effect on my career and life. I understand that leaving college with less debt will allow for many more opportunities later on, because a strong start is the fastest way to stability and flexibility. Hopefully this will amount to the possibility of a mission trip and strong financial support to the church in my future. You are directly supporting my financial and spiritual stability, and I am grateful for that. May God bless you. You are in my prayers.

Hollieann G.

"I am so grateful that I have received the Celebration of Faith College scholarship. I have been struggling to figure out a way to pay for school and this will definitely help me. I attend Franciscan University of Steubenville. Not only have I been getting an authentic Catholic education but I am meeting people of other cultures and seeing how diverse the Catholic Church really is.  

This year has had its bumps in the road …but this is all a part of the journey and I know that it is all in God’s plan. I have learned that if I hold firm and trust in the Lord he will guide me. None of this would be possible without the Central Washington Catholic Foundation.”