Experience the Joy of Giving

Our Why

To provide a “Future Full of Hope” (Jer. 29:11) for the people of eastern South Dakota and beyond.

Our What

Helping people grow deeper in love with Christ by sharing their gifts in gratitude to God.

Our How

We raise, manage and distribute God’s gifts to donor-directed ministries.

Our Impact


Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023

2023 Annual Giving Report

The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota publishes an annual report of financial performance at the end of each fiscal year. These reports are intended to provide financial transparency in the performance and growth of the funds we manage for our donors, as well as demonstrate community support for the work of The Foundation. Our annual report also allows us to express our gratitude to the many generous donors who have established endowments or various other funds for the benefit of our community. Donors who have established funds at The Catholic Community Foundation will have their name(s) or name of their fund(s) listed in the annual report. We hope with increased awareness of the funds currently in existence, others will be inspired to be charitable.

Leaving a Legacy

Would you like future generations to experience a life full of faith in Christ’s love? The Catholic Community Foundation provides ways for you to give back and support causes that you believe in for generations to come through a legacy gift.

Explore Ways to Give

The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota strives to provide the most effective tools to achieve the charitable goals of our donors. Learn more about some of our most commonly used tools.

Upcoming Events

The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota produces seven charity events which financially support various ministries throughout the Diocese of Sioux Falls.

Taste the Goodness

Saturday, August 3, 2024 5 – 9 pm
Downtown Sioux Falls – 212 E 11th St

This outdoor food, wine and beer tasting event was established in 2015 and has quickly become a staple event in the diocese, taking place each summer in downtown Sioux Falls and featuring local vendors. All proceeds benefit the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.


Funded through donor-directed endowments, CCFESD is able to distribute donor-directed grants on behalf of donors to organizations serving the spiritual, educational and social needs of our Catholic community. Through generous donations to unrestricted endowments, CCFESD’s grant committee can allocate CCFESD-directed grants through an application process to urgent and emerging community needs.

$6.4 million

in donor-directed and CCFESD-directed charitable grants in fiscal year 2023
(July 1–June 30).

Impact Stories

See how your donations impact the members of the Diocese of Sioux Falls and beyond.

Apply for a Grant

Learn how you can apply for a grant offered through our CCFESD-directed grant program.

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Experience the Joy of Giving

Share your gifts in gratitude to God.

Experience the Joy of Giving

Share your gifts in gratitude to God.