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 gdeja@cfwmi.org​
Diocesan Funds
Education
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
Pastoral Services Ministry
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
Vocations
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)
Holy Family (Huizenga Family) Caledonia
St. Sebastian
 
 
 

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

General Endowment Fund

  Eugenia Czarnecki Family Fund

  Sr. Robert Ann Erno Educational Fund

  Reilly Family Scholarship

  Richard Boguslaski Science/Engineering Equipment Fund

  Lena Allgeier Technology Fund

  Eugene "Sam" Kunst Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Msgr Charles Brophy Scholarship Fund

  Deacon Dale Hollern Scholarship Fund

  Brechting Academic & Athletic Scholarship - WCHS

  Faculty Enhancement Fund

  Jon Davidson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Leigh Eriks & Armen Oumedian STEM Scholarship

  Ed and June Prein Family CCHS Scholarship Fund

  Rev. James Kowalski Scholarship Fund - CCHS

  Rob Rosenbach Memorial Scholarship Fund

  William J. Lawrence III Family Scholarship Fund

  Mary Lynn Kampfschulte Scholarship Fund

  Rev. James Kowalski Scholarship Fund - WCHS

  Douglas and Arlene Lillis Scholarship Fund

  Joe Lauria Scholarship Fund

  Jim and Linda Payne Tuition Assistance Fund

  Dennis Campbell Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Frank and Mary Hernes Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Patrick and Jacqueline Murphy Endowed Scholarship

  Czerney Szoka Scholarship Fund

  Ziemke Family Scholarship Fund

  WCHS Band Boosters Scholarship Fund

  Nicholas Mihos Memorial Scholarship Fund

  Michael G. Cherrette Memorial Scholarship

  Reynolds-Elderkin Family Scholarship Fund

  Lyle Morrision Scholarship Fund

  Ed Wagner Tuition Assistance Fund

  Francis J. Geary Scholarship Fund

  Joanne Harwood Angel Scholarship Fund

  Catholic Central General Endowment Fund

  Grace (Bono) Slott Endowed Scholarship Fund

  Lawrence/Patricia Ranazzi Transfer Scholarship Fund

  Reed Family Music Scholarship Fund

  Conquering Obstacles/Denny Flak Scholarship Fund

  Robert and Larita Stephanak Scholarship

  Philip and Sharon Burns Heart and Soul Award Fund

  David M. Seamon Leadership Award Fund

  AMDG Architects Scholarship Fund

  Duane Kluting Scholarship

  Bertram Family Scholarship

  Bob and Pat Misner Scholarship Fund

  VanGessel Family Scholarship Fund

  Jim & Ann Burns Endowed Scholarship

  John and Sandy Lowery Family Scholarship Fund

  Florence and Joseph Jachim Memorial Scholarship Fund

  St. John Paul II Scholarship Fund

  West Catholic General Endowment Fund

  Ronnell & Linda Denholf Scholarship Fund

  Frank Diehl Legacy Scholarship

  Brian O'Driscoll Scholarship

  Smith-Verkin Family Scholarship

  Robert Czarnecki Scholarship

Veneklase Scholarship

Lebednick Scholarship

Fr. Morrow Educational Scholarship

EDUCATIONAL FUNDS FOR PARISHES

All Saints Academy

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

     Wayne and Margo Gagnon Tuition Assistance Fund

     Sr. Rosemary Smith, RSM, Tuition Assistance Fund

     Stephen May Memorial Scholarship Fund

     Richard & Mary Ann Hurst Fund

Basilica of St. Adalbert

     Mary Jane Kaye Fund

Blessed Sacrament

     Lena Allgeier Education Fund

     Kandra Family Endowment 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

Holy Trinity

Holy Trinity Educational Fund

Muskegon Catholic Central Alvina Sandusky Education Foundation

Our Lady of Consolation

Sacred Heart (Grand Rapids)

Sacred Heart (Muskegon Heights)

Vida Family Fund (Sacred Heart- Muskegon Heights)

     Korson Family Scholarship Fund

Sacred Heart (Ludington)

San Juan Diego

     Tuition Assistance Fund

     AMDG Scholarship Assistance Fund

     San Juan Diego Fund

SS Peter & Paul (Ionia)

     Armando Quaglia Scholarship Fund

     Rex and Mary O'Connor Family Fund

St. Anthony of Padua

     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)

     John C Loss/KofC Seminarian Fund

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

St. Joseph - St. Mary

St. Joseph (Wright)

St. Jude

St. Mary-St. Paul

     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 Endowment Fund (Muskegon)

St. Mary (Spring Lake)

St. Mary Magdalen

St. Michael (Brunswick)

St. Michael (Coopersville)

St. Michael (Remus)

St. Patrick - St. Anthony Rev. William Langlois Educational Fund

     College Scholarship Fund

St. Patrick (Parnell)

St. Patrick (Portland)

     Youth Ministry Fund

     Alvina Sandusky PSP Education Foundation

St. Paul Newman Center Fund

St. Paul the Apostle

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