DIOCESAN FUNDS – ESTABLISHED BY CFSWIA

To guide you in giving, the CFSWIA has established funds that benefit areas within the Diocese of Des Moines that are continually in need of support. If you feel called to make a donation to one of the following funds, you can click on the fund to do so.

The Ministries Fund of the Diocese of Des Moines: This fund receives, solicits, collects, invests, manages, and disburses funds to aid and promote the spiritual, educational, and charitable aspects, and other interests of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Des Moines.

The Catholic Foundation Operating Fund: This fund is to assist in financial support of annual operations for the Catholic Foundation of Southwest Iowa. This consists of printing, equipment, and travel expenses related to assisting parishes, schools and other organizations within the Diocese of Des Moines and their established funds within the CFSWIA.

The Faith Journey and Catechetical Institute Fund for the Diocese of Des Moines: This fund is to provide financial support for faith formation programming that enhances and enriches faithful Christian witness of the employees of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Des Moines. This fund supports programs offered by the Catechetical Institute in order to help people deepen their Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation.

The Catholic Charities Fund in Honor of Larry Breheny: This fund is to aid and promote the spiritual, educational, and charitable aspects, and other interests of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Des Moines in conformity with the specific instructions of donors who have contributed to this fund.

The Hispanic Ministries Fund for the Diocese of Des Moines in Honor of Reverend Thomas Pfeffer: This fund provides for Spanish resources, training for Spanish Religious Education teachers, outreach events to help integrate Hispanic residents into the community, and assistance to parishes that have not traditionally ministered to Spanish speaking parishioners.

The Priests Medical Fund for the Diocese of Des Moines: This fund is to assist in providing medical care for priests who are serving or have served the Diocese of Des Moines.

The Seminarian Fund for the Diocese of Des Moines: This fund is to promote the seminary program of the Diocese of Des Moines in conformity with the specific instructions of donors who have contributed to this fund.