Mission & Guiding Principles

Our Mission:

To financially support the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our local Roman Catholic Community.

Our Guiding Principles:

Building Faith Communities
We are focused on building Catholic faith communities through vibrant parishes, strong schools, focused ministries, and by working to address unmet needs.

Catholic Identity 
We use our Catholic values to guide our investments, our grantmaking, and our organizational direction.

Meaningful Legacy
The legacy of our donors and their faith journey guides our work and inspires all that we do. We work with donors to build lasting legacies for the parishes, communities, causes, and Catholic values that inspire them.

NMCF is an independent, 501(c)(3), non profit organization formed for the purpose of supporting the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the Roman Catholic community in northern Michigan.

Our Statement of Purpose:

This Foundation is organized to promote the strength and vitality of the local Roman Catholic Church by seeking special project funding and long-term endowments for ministries of Word, Worship, Education and Service. The foundation shall be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, and educational purposes, and shall be subject to and operated in conformance with the rules, regulations, and standards established and permitted under Sections 170(c)(2) and 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Within the framework and limitations of the foregoing, this Foundation is organized and shall be operated: (1) to receive any real property, tangible or intangible personal property, including money by gift, grant, devise, or bequest from any individual, foundation, or corporation or other entity, either private or public, or governmental instrumentality, in order to support financially the spiritual, educational, and social needs of the local Roman Catholic community especially the Roman Catholic community within the Diocese of Gaylord; and (2) to provide responsible and effective fundraising, financial management, stewardship, and use of resources with due regard to the teachings of the Roman Catholic faith. In performance of such activities, the Foundation may act directly or by providing funds or grants to other exempt organizations which are not private foundations.