These inspiring stories demonstrate the power of faith-based philanthropy to bring comfort to those in need — and joy to those who give.

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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.

2023 Annual Impact Report

The Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota knows the importance of working together to create a brighter future for tomorrow, and the joy people experience knowing they are helping further the mission of the Church in their own community.

In this year’s annual report, you’ll see creative ways in which the Catholic Community Foundation is working to support the needs of some of the smaller parishes and communities in our Diocese. With aging populations and parish membership declining, we believe working together to establish sustainable funding now for the future needs of our communities is vital. If these stories inspire you, contact one of our staff or board members today.

See Past Year’s Reports:

   2018   2019   2020   2021   2022

CCFESD Updates

  • President’s Report

    July 5, 2018

    Dear Friends, Thirty years ago, Bishop Paul Dudley, along with 20 clergy and lay leaders, met in Huron to establish what has become the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota. The July 1987 Bishop’s Bulletin quoted Bishop Paul Dudley, “It is my hope and prayer that the basic needs of our diocese can be guaranteed in perpetuity through such a foundation.” Bishop Dudley went on to explain that the foundation is planned as an “ongoing, perpetual support for the needs which we have now, and the needs which will surface in the future.” The Catholic Community Foundation began with $200,000 and today we are deeply grateful to manage $112 million. What an awesome privilege and responsibility we have to be a part of Bishop Dudley’s vision today! The Catholic Community Foundation’s investment objectives are committed to Catholic moral and social values. In addition, the Catholic Community Foundation will not make [...]

  • Foundation News – The Perpetual Adoration Sisters Invite You!

    July 10, 2018

    Come, Jesus Is Waiting For You! The Perpetual Adoration Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament invite you to join them in their new home, Mater Ecclesiae Monastery. Visitors are welcome to pray Holy Mass, spend time in personal prayer, or pray devotions in the chapel dedicated to Jesus the High Priest. Holy Mass will be prayed Monday thru Saturday at 7:30 am.  Please note that as a full-time priest chaplain is not available to serve the community, other parish responsibilities of the priests who minister to the monastery may cause slight changes to this schedule. The Chapel will be open to the public daily for Adoration from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed in the monstrance each day and as duties within the monastery allow. Visiting hours are daily from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and from 4:30 pm - 6:00 [...]

  • Foundation News – Leaving a Legacy of Faith

    August 2, 2018

    Julie Becker (left), Executive Director, St. Francis House & Katie Fritz (right), Gift Planning Officer, CCFESD Marcie Priestly (left), Development, Volunteer and Community Relations  Director, Salvation Army Sioux Falls & Katie Fritz (right), Gift Planning Officer, CCFESD Today I delivered some endowment distribution checks. What an honor and humbling experience. The Salvation Army Sioux Falls and St. Francis House are two organizations in this community that are helping people help themselves by empowering them with dignity and love. Because of incredibly generous donors creating endowments with the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota for the ministries that were important to them, the Salvation Army and St. Francis House will receive distributions to continue their good work forever. Each of us can leave a legacy! What will yours be? - Katie Fritz, Gift Planning Officer, Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota in Sioux Falls

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