At A Glance


Catholic Foundation is the fundraising arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore.

It supports only approved initiatives of the archbishop that are aligned to the vision of the archdiocese to build a vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church.

Examples of causes funded by Catholic Foundation
  • Scholarships to support the building of the human and organisational capacity of the Church in Singapore
  • Initiatives that promote and support the vision of the archdiocese such as the Catholic Leadership Centre (CLC), Catholic Preschool Education Singapore (CPES), Digitisation of the Church, Strategic Planning and Communion, and the Catholic archdiocese’s bicentennial celebrations
  • Operations of key Catholic organisations that are responsible for evangelisation efforts and formation of the Catholic community, such as the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), the Archdiocesan Commission for the Family (ACF), the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore (CTIS), the Office for Catechesis (OFC), the Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE) and the Office for Young People (OYP)
  • Clergy welfare and retirement for our elderly shepherds
  • Major building projects such as Bethany East, St Francis Xavier Seminary Building and the Catholic Hub
  • Sinking funds for the future lease renewals and building renovations of parishes and the archdiocese’s properties
Catholic Foundation supports only approved initiatives of the archbishop that are aligned to the vision of the archdiocese to build a vibrant, evangelising and missionary Church.

After Catholic Foundation was established in 2012, it made its first call to select archdiocesan organisations for grants in 2013. In 2014, the Catholic Foundation’s second full year of operations, it disbursed a sum of $453,870 in grants.

Since then, grant disbursements have been increasing in line with the rising needs of the Church.

Find out more about grant disbursements in Catholic Foundation’s annual reports.

CATHOLIC FOUNDATION GRANT DISBURSEMENTS
Year
  Amount
2014
  $453,870
2015
  $912,001
2016
  $7,372,591
2018
  $14,768,800*
2019
  $12,359,000

* Figure for 18-month period from 1 Oct 2016 to 31 Mar 2018, due to change in financial year-end.

$78 million, or nearly $20 million annually, is needed for the next four years

 

GIFT (Giving in Faith & Thankfulness) is a rallying call to all Catholics to Build the Church Today for Tomorrow.

Resources are needed for the many offices, commissions, councils and other organisations in the archdiocese to continue their work in key areas including education, evangelisation, families and youth. They work as many parts of one body, seeking to bring the light of Christ to every aspect of society. Notable organisations include the Archdiocesan Commission for Catholic Schools (ACCS), Office for the New Evangelisation (ONE), Office for Young People (OYP), and more.

Let us pray for a constant spiritual rejuvenation of our Church.

Let us actively use our God given talents to love others today.

Let us consider pledging a monthly contribution to our archdiocese, so that our Church may always have what is necessary to spread God’s love.

While Catholic Foundation welcomes all contributions from the heart, we especially advocate for regular giving.

Regular giving is the most sustainable way of supporting the Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore. It allows for the Church to plan ahead and properly allocate funding.

Regular contributions can be made through GIRO, Credit Card and through 2nd collections every 3rd Sunday of the Month. However, since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing preventive steps taken, online transactions have become the preferred method of regular giving. You can make your monthly pledge here.