“Use the gifts you have received and pass on the love that has been given you.”
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the Little Flower

Our Mission

In the spirit of Hope in the Gospel, and to continue the work of Jesus Christ,
the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo Foundation
promotes charitable giving,
manages entrusted resources
and disburses gifts throughout the Diocese.

“The Giving Arm of the Diocese”

The Catholic Foundation is honored to call itself “The Giving Arm of the Diocese.” We thank God for the opportunity to help, in whatever small way, those Catholic organizations within our borders as we follow the Little Way of St. Thérèse. And we are grateful for our donors. It is through the support of many that these gifts are possible.

In 2023, the Catholic Foundation distributed $152,870 in grant awards to 40 Catholic organizations in our diocese. And an additional $75,500 in humanitarian grant awards was given to organizations who serve the needy throughout southern and western Colorado.

Please visit our GRANTS page to review a complete list of grants awards and to learn how your contributions are being put to good use.

St. Peter Parish Faith Formation, Gunnison

Sharing Our Faith-Shaping Our Future

This capital campaign is a joint effort by the Catholic Foundation and the diocese to secure major gifts from certain individuals who have expressed their support for three critical campaign initiatives, namely,

(1) Building a new monastery for the Capuchin Poor Clare sisters in our diocese as they live out their vocation of cloistered prayer,
(2) Growing the seminary fund as a means of ensuring that the cost of education will never be an obstacle to those young men seeking their way to the priesthood, and
(3) Increasing the capacity of the Catholic Foundation to fund grant requests from numerous organizations across the diocese.

You too can help support these  campaign initiatives by clicking on the Donate tab and then making your selection(s) in the drop down box under the online giving option. There is no doubt that this capital campaign is a major undertaking, but we are ready to carry out this first-ever comprehensive effort to provide for the future stability and growth of the Catholic Foundation and the diocese. Please pray for the success of the campaign!

Steven S. Chargin, Director of Finance and Operations, Catholic Foundation

Construction nears completion on the Poor Clare Monastery

We need prayer, we need light!  Bishop Stephen J. Berg used these very words to open his letter to the faithful about a hidden treasure right in our diocese—the Franciscan Capuchin Poor Clare sisters. The purpose of Bishop Berg’s letter was to draw attention to the Poor Clare sisters and their ministry of cloistered prayer and, more importantly, to seek financial support for construction of a new monastery. And last October, after a year of fundraising, planning, and prayer, the first shovel of dirt was turned as the Poor Clare Sisters broke ground on construction of their new home in our diocese.

This was made possible because of the generosity of so many who have been inspired by these amazing sisters. The current estimate for construction of the monastery and all related improvements is almost two million dollars, and although donations have been coming in, we still have more than halfway to go.

The new monastery is designed to house up to eleven sisters (up from the current five), and it will include a spacious chapel, indoor recreation and work areas, safe appliances and bathrooms, and adequate space to receive visitors and officials from the Poor Clare order.

“Our Poor Clares have prayed us through transitions, tragedies, suffering and sorrow, even when we had no idea we were being prayed for.”
Bishop Berg

To support the Poor Clare sisters in this wonderful endeavor, visit our donate page by clicking the link below.