In 1905, Catholic Extension was founded with a mission to build churches and extend the Catholic faith in frontier America. Since then, we’ve partnered with our generous donors to strengthen and support the Catholic Church in every corner of the United States.
Together, we extend our hands to poor mission dioceses as they work to build up vibrant, flourishing faith communities. By supporting the people, ministries and building projects that extend our faith, you are impacting the lives and hearts of Catholics in the far reaches of our country.
Without our donors, there would be no Catholic Extension. Because of this, we strive to keep our donors well informed about the difference their gifts make, are committed to being good stewards of all donations. Of each donor gift we receive, 86 percent is invested in the faith communities that need it most. Together, in a multitude of ways, we’re building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change in poor mission dioceses, and sending the Catholic Church into a vibrant, sustainable future.
It is with deep gratitude and a commitment to this partnership that we offer our promise to donors.
Stories of Faith
People are at the heart of Catholic Extension's mission. While we provide the resources to meet the needs of our mission dioceses, it is Spirit-led Catholics in these areas who are unleashing the power of faith in their communities. Our team members travel across the country to meet these Catholics whose lives and hearts have been touched by Catholic Extension support. They share with us the stories of their challenges and their successes first hand, and their abundant faith serves as an inspiring reminder of our work and our mission. When you give a gift, you become an integral part of these stories. Read on to discover the specific ways our donors are building faith, inspiring hope and igniting change in faith communities from Alaska to Virginia, and discover the many ways that you too can make an impact.