The Diocese of Crookston Catholic Community Foundation (Foundation) is a separate, nonprofit corporation which is tax-exempt pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation manages investments for parishes within the Diocese of Crookston. The Foundation also manages a number of endowments. Some for the benefit of parishes and for the benefit of other needs throughout the local Church of Crookston such as the Education of Seminarians endowment. The Foundation also administers the Faith for Tomorrow Endowment (FFT) which makes grants to parishes for education needs. 

As a Catholic organization, the Foundation draws the values, directions and criteria that guide its financial choices from the Gospel, universal Church teaching and by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). At the present time, investments are handled by Alerus Financial. The Foundation also makes loans to parishes within the Diocese.

If you have questions about how your parish can make use of the Foundation or about the FFT Grant Application, please contact:

Joe Noel
Director, Catholic Community Foundation
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Mobile: (218) 280-6858
Office: (218) 281-4533, ext. 453

The 2018 Fall Grant Cycle is completed. Watch for announcements in the Fall of 2019 for the next Grant Cycle. If you are at this page to complete a Grant Report, please be sure to click on the correct year in the righthand menu. Reporting for both 2017 and 2018 are available.


Please use the righthand menu for instructions on preparing a grant application, the priorities for Faith for Tomorrow grants, the grant application form and the Pastor's endorsement form. We request that you keep your project outline to 250 words. Also, keep in mind that when your project is complete from previous grant cycles, a report is due.