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The Roman Catholic Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity, independent from the Archdiocese of St. Louis. It is managed by a Board of Trustees whose members are elected by the Board. The Archbishop, vicar general and the chancellor of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are ex-officio members of the Board.

In cooperation with the Board of Trustees, the President of the Foundation and the executive staff oversee the acceptance of gifts and the investment and distribution of funds. The Foundation brings a new energy and increased confidence to the local Catholic Church by establishing long-term funds for Catholic ministries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Through these funding sources, critical programs, ministries and services thrive as a reflection of God’s great work.