Types of Funds
Choose your fund type

Start a fund with assets of $25,000 or more, and name it to reflect your philanthropic purpose. We can help you determine the most suitable fund type:

Advised Fund

You recommend charitable organizations for grants, with the option to change recipients from year to year. Donor-advised funds may be more cost-effective than setting up a private foundation.

Designated Fund

You create a fund to benefit one or more specific charitable agencies or organizations in perpetuity.

Field of Interest Fund

You indicate a charitable area of interest, and we find grant recipients in that area.

Unrestricted Fund

You give the Foundation full discretion in awarding grants. We focus on education; leadership development; health care for the under-served in Milwaukee; and community-building to strengthen families, parishes and those suffering from poverty, discrimination and violence.

Supporting Foundation

Private foundations are welcome to become part of The Catholic Community Foundation.


Check our current funds to see what others have done.

Call Mary Ellen Markowski to ask about starting a fund: