Endowment Funds

The Catholic Foundation of West Michigan holds and manages funds that benefit parishes, schools and charitable organizations, including Catholic Charities West Michigan.  In addition to funds established by parishes, many generous donors have created funds within CFWM in the names of loved ones and families that provide assistance to a variety of parish and diocesan programs. Semi-annual distributions from these funds generate a consistent source of support for important ministries and services throughout the diocese.  
For more information about supporting an existing fund or establishing a new fund, contact CFWM office: (616) 475-1251 or mmorrow@catholicfoundationwm.org.
Diocesan Funds
Bishop's Fund for Catholic Education:
   School Scholarship Fund
Bishop Hurley Scholarship Fund
Faith Formation
Bishop's Fund for Catholic Education
   Faith Formation
Bishop Kevin M. Britt Adult Faith Formation Fund
Fund for the Faith
Paul and Leisa Snow Fund for Catholic Truth
   and Apologetics
Media Evangelization Fund
Social Services
Sr. Rose Callahan Fund for the Aged and Disabled
Jubilee Justice Fund
Catholic Charities West Michigan
John and Betty Neary Family Fund
Monsignor Terrence L. Stewart Fund for the Poor
Ronald and Joan Griffith Fund
Roy and Carolyn Seyffert Basic Needs Fund
Fedewa Fund for Formation of Seminarians
Cebelak Vocations Promotion Fund
Byars Family fund for Seminarian Education
Norman and Lenore Pelak Fund for Seminarians
Emil Shebesta - Muskegon K of C Fund
John C. Loss - K of C Seminarian Fund
Greatest Need Funds
Carl J. Schowalter Fund
Natalie F. Rydzewski Fund
Donald M. Hesling Fund
Lehman/Panek Family Fund
Mary P. and John M. Wolf Fund
Parish/Organization Funds
Assumption of the BVM Parish Operational Fund
Basilica of St. Adalbert
   Mary Jane Kaye Basilica Fund
Cathedral of St. Andrew
Father Norman Droski Fund
Holy Name of Jesus 
   Parish Evangelization Fund
   Unrestricted Fund
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Julia Ross Fund - Sacred Heart - Evart
Pere Marquette Cemetery
St. Ann's Home Benevolent Care Fund
St. Ann's Home Capital Enhancement fund
St. Anthony of Padua Parish Endowment Fund (Grand Rapids)
St. Bartholomew Parish Fund
Buescher Fund - St. Charles (Greenville)
Mildred Weis Fund - St. Mary-St. Paul (Big Rapids) 
Monsignor John Najdowski Fund for the Poor - St. Pius X
St. Isidore Seminarian Fund
St. John Paul II parish Cemetery Fund
St. Michael (Muskegon)

​Education​al Funds
Foundation for Catholic Secondary Education of Greater Grand Rapids

General Endowment Fund

Sr. Robert Ann Erno Educational Fund

Eugenia Czarnecki Family Fund

Richard Boguslaski Science/Engineering Equipment Fund

Monsignor Charles Brophy Scholarship Fund

Lena Allgeier Technology Fund

Eugene "Sam" Kunst Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

Faculty Enhancement Fund

Jon Davidson Memorial Scholarship Fund

Brechting Academic & Athletic Scholarship - WCHS

Rev. James Kowalski Schol. Fund - CCHS

Rev. James Kowalski Schol. Fund - WCHS

William J. Lawrence III Family Scholarship Fund

Mary Lynn Kampfschulte Music Scholarship

Ed and June Prein Family CCHS Schol Fund

Joe Lauria Scholarship Fund

Deacon Dale Hollern Scholarship Fund

Dennis Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

Jim and Linda Payne Tuition Assistance

Douglas and Arlene Lillis Scholarship Fund

Frank and Mary Hernes Memorial Scholarship Fund

Czerney Szoka Scholarship Fund

WCHS Band Boosters Scholarship Fund

Ed Wagner Tuition Assistance Fund

Joanne Harwood Angel Scholarship Fund

Lawrence/Patricia Ranazzi Transfer Scholarship Fund

Grace (Bono) Slott Endowed Scholarship Fund

Reed Family Music Scholarship Fund

Reynolds-Elderkin Family Scholarship Fund

Lyle Morrison Scholarship Fund

Conquering Obstacles - Denny Flak Scholarship Fund

Robert and Larita Stephanak Scholarship

David M. Seamon Leadership Award Fund

AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund

Florence and John Jachims Memorial Scholarship Fund

VanGessel Family Scholarship Fund

Nicholas Mihos Memorial Scholarship Fund

John and Sandy Lowery Family Scholarship Fund

Philip and Sharon Burns Heart and Soul Award Fund

Francis J. Geary Scholarship Fund

Ziemke Family Scholarship Fund

Reilly Family Scholarship

Patrick and Jacqueline Murphy Endowed Scholarship

Rob Rosenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund

All Saints Academy

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

   Wayne and Margo Gagnon Tuition Assistance Fund

   Richard and Mary Ann Hurst Fund

   Stephen May Memorial Scholarship Fund

   Sr. Rosemary Smith, RSM, Tuition Assistance Fund

Basilica of St. Adalbert

   Mary Jane Kaye Fund

Blessed Sacrament

  Kandra Family Endowment Fund

  Lena Allgeier Education Fund

Cathedral of St. Andrew Dzwonkowski Fund

Christ the King - St Francis de Sales

Corpus Christi School Jacqueline Cyr Miller Fund

Holy Name of Jesus - Wyoming

Holy Trinity- Comstock Park

Our Lady of Consolation – Rockford

Sacred Heart - Grand Rapids

Sacred Heart - Muskegon Heights

   Korson Family Scholarship Fund

   Vida Family Fund

Sacred Heart - Ludington

San Juan Diego Academy

   Tuition Assistance Fund

   AMDG Scholarship Assistance Fund

SS Peter & Paul - Ionia

   Armando Quaglia Scholarship Fund

   Rex and Mary O'Connor Family Fund

St. Anthony of Padua - Grand Rapids

   John O'Donnell Memorial Scholarship Fund

   Jim & Josie Dirkes Scholarship Fund

   Jim & Josie Dirkes Parish Improvement Fund

St. Charles

St. Dominic

St. Edward

St. Gregory

St. Isidore

St. James - Montague

St. John the Baptist Fr. Jim Cusack Parish Scholarship Fund

St. Joseph - St. Mary

St. Joseph - Wright

St. Jude

St. Mary - St. Paul (Big Rapids)

   Rosalinde Parsons Fund

   Foundation Fund

   Barbara Borth Fund

St. Mary (Carson City)

St. Mary (Lowell)

St. Mary (Miriam)

St. Mary Fr. Ernest J. Bernott Educational Fund

Endowment Fund (Muskegon)

St. Mary (Spring Lake)

St. Mary Magdalen (Kentwood)

St. Michael (Brunswick)

St. Michael (Coopersville)

St. Michael (Remus)

St. Patrick - St. Anthony (Grand Haven)

   College Scholarship Fund

St. Patrick (Parnell)

St. Patrick (Portland)

   Youth Ministry Fund

St. Paul Newman Center Fund (Big Rapids)

St. Paul the Apostle (Grand Rapids)

St. Stanislaus

St. Stephen

   Peter M. Wege Scholarship Fund

   Sophia Louise Wege Scholarship Fund

   Mabel Sullivan Scholarship Fund

   Dorothy Thomas Scholarship Fund

   Monsignor LeRoux Scholarship Fund

   Swanson Scholarship Fund

   Cunningham/McCahill Fund

   Wege Teacher Benefit Enhancement Fund

   Julia Hartman Klein Educational Fund

   STAR Scholarship Fund

   Sandra Thomas Memorial Fund