The Diocese of Fall River, MA has taken a step in FAITH and HOPE to formally establish an independent, charitable foundation responsible for raising, managing and distributing philanthropic funds to provide long-term, sustainable support for the parishes, schools and life-changing ministries across its Diocese. (click on image for more information)

The Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts comes as a direct outgrowth of a six-month planning process that brought together over forty women and men from across the Diocese, who served on a taskforce and seek to discern how a Foundation may help us to fulfill God’s will for REBUILDING the Church in Southeastern, MA.

Notably it includes the annual Catholic Charities Appeal.  Other funds: Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE), Cathedral Fund, Diocesan Planning, Retired Priests Fund, Seminarian Fund, The Shepherd’s Fund, Catholic Social Services, Catholic School Teacher’s Salary Iniative, Catholic Foundation General Fund, or you can establish your own fund.

The Foundation is incorporated as a separate 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, fully endorsed by the Diocese of Fall River and its Bishop, Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. This legal structure ensures that all gifts will be used for their intended purposes and provides a level of efficiency, accountability and transparency that will earn the respect and confidence of donors as well as the pastors/parishes, schools and ministries it serves.


2019 Catholic Charities Appeal 

The 2019 Catholic Charities 78th Appeal letter has been sent to all families. It runs from May 1-June 30, 2019. NEW THIS YEAR: All monies are to be sent directly to The Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, 450 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720. Donations can also be made online  https://www.catholicfoundationsema.org/catholic-charities-2019/