WHAT IS THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN NEBRASKA?

We’re a charitable foundation established to serve the Catholic community by promoting Christian philanthropy. A community foundation, The Catholic Foundation offers donors highly effective fund vehicles for their charitable resources, professional stewardship of those funds, philanthropic planning assistance, optimal tax benefits, and a program of generous and responsible giving to the community that creates meaningful and lasting legacies.

WHAT IS THE FOUNDATION’S RELATIONSHIP TO THE DIOCESE?

The Catholic Foundation is an independent entity, with its own 501(c)(3) designation, bylaws, board of directors, and staff. It functions, however, as an integral partner to serve the Diocese of Lincoln and the entire Catholic community. It was established in 1999 to gather and manage funds upon which the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln could depend to serve its people, parishes, schools, organizations, and social service agencies.

WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE CATHOLIC FOUNDATION?

We work with the individuals to support their charitable passions. We start with their local church and then expand from there as they wish which may include the seminary, Catholic education, CSS, retired priests.

WHY DO I NEED TO TALK WITH YOU AND NOT JUST VISIT WITH AN ATTORNEY?

Charitable planning is often neglected when you visit with an attorney about your estate plan. We want to educate you before you visit an attorney about many of the options that are available to accomplish your charitable objectives.

I AM NOT RICH AND DO NOT HAVE ANY MONEY TO GIVE.

Some of the plans we feature help you receive a guaranteed income while you are living which may help you in retirement.

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

We are a free resource.