WHO WE ARE
THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF SOUTHWEST IOWA (CFSWIA) is a non-profit, charitable organization that assists individuals, parishes, schools, and Catholic organizations across the 23-county Diocese of Des Moines as they seek to secure and provide long-term financial support.
WHAT WE DO
Under the leadership of Executive Director, Chris McCarville, and a Board of Directors, the Catholic Foundation works to manage transactions, steward the investment of assets, and distribute grant and endowment funds. The Catholic Foundation invests all funds in accordance with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic values investing principles.
WHO WE SERVE
The Catholic Foundation offers individuals a way to leave a uniquely Catholic legacy through planned gifts and charitable fund management. Donors enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that their gift directly supports the parish, school, or Catholic organization they choose and is in accordance with catholic values investing principles. The Catholic Foundation works closely with the charitable entities that donors designate as beneficiaries, as well as Catholic organizations who apply for grants.
Promoting a legacy of giving and support within the Diocese of Des Moines.
OUR CORE VALUES
CATHOLIC: The Catholic Church and its values guide everything we do.
EXCELLENCE: We expect nothing less than the very best at all times in everything we do.
TO BE OF SERVICE: We assist the individuals, parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations within the Diocese of Des Moines as they seek to provide avenues of long-term financial support.
INTEGRITY: We operate with honesty and have strong moral principles.
THINK BIG: We seek to operate based with best practices industry-wide.