Matching Grants Program Builds Endowments

The Catholic Foundation completed a three year initiative in a Matching Grants Program to assist individual Catholic Schools to establish permanent Endowment Funds at the Catholic Foundation from the proceeds of the Golf Classic. All 21 Catholic Schools within the Archdiocese received challenges from the Foundation

to establish a new, permanent Endowment Fund to benefit their school.

During the 3 years of challenges, $53,382.67 was awarded in grants and another $160,150 in donations were received from individual donors, the schools or parishes.  Upon completion of the three years, $63,000 was left unmatched and all schools received a $3,000 grant to establish or to add to their School CFO Endowment Fund. The total value of these Funds on June 30 2017 was $478,179.96.

In August 2017, the Catholic Foundation Board issued Challenge Grants to 8 parishes in the Archdiocese to establish Educational Endowment Funds at the Catholic Foundation to benefit the parish’s religious education programs. The parishes receiving the challenges are St. Thomas More Parish-Norman; St. Andrew Dung-Lac-OKC; Holy Spirit Parish-Mustang; St. Teresa of Avila-Harrah; St. Mary Church-Guthrie; St. Paul the Apostle-Del City; St. Wenceslaus-Prague; and St. Mary Church-Clinton. The Catholic Foundation will match $1 for each $2 contributed by individual donors or parishes up to a $5000 limit.

In September 2017, 9 Catholic schools were issued a new Challenge Grant in which the Foundation will match $1 for each $1 contributed by individual donors or parishes up to a $4000 limit. Schools receiving challenges were Good Shepherd School at Mercy, Holy Trinity School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, St. James the Greater School, St. Joseph School - Enid, St. Eugene School, Rosary School, Mount St. Mary Catholic High School and St. Charles Borromeo.  If you would like to support these Schools with a donation to be matched by the Catholic Foundation, you can make a gift on-line or mail a check to our offices at the Catholic Pastoral Center.

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To learn more about making a donation to the Match Grants Program, call the Catholic Foundation at (405) 721-4115 or email cfo-info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .