Our Fund Family

The Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation is comprised of more than 70 funds designated to support our local Catholic Community in northern Michigan.

Current total assets: More than $22 million

42 Institutional Endowments:
Endowments held to support a Catholic organization, school or parish.

Arnold Ochs Cornerstone Fund-To support NMCF and make unrestricted grants within the local Catholic Community.
Bishop Baraga Educational Fund-To support Bishop Baraga Catholic School student tuition and school needs.
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant of Prague-To support the Carmelite Monastery of the Infant of Prague in Traverse City.
Catholic Human Services Fund-To support Catholic Human Services throughout the Diocese of Gaylord.
Cicinelli Family Endowment Fund-To support Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas.
Cross in the Woods Endowment Fund-To provide financial assistance for extraordinary operational expenses for the Cross in the Woods in Indian River.
Diocese of Gaylord Operations Fund-To provide financial support for the Diocese of Gaylord.
Emmaus Fund-To provide financial support to further the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation needs within the Diocese of Gaylord.
Fr. James Bearss Catechetical Endowment Fund-To support and preserve the spiritual growth and enhancement of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Fr. Mikulski Legacy Endowment Fund-To support the annual and capital needs of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oscoda.
Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools Endowment Fund-To provide financial assistance for Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
Hannah Marie Fund-To provide financial assistance for students of St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord.
Hayden Scholarship Fund-To provide tuition assistance to parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Traverse City who attend the Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools.
Holy Childhood Farely Family Endowment-To provide financial support to the Holy Childhood of Jesus Church in Harbor Springs.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-To financially support major improvements, replacements, and additions to infrastructure and physical plants for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Traverse City.
Myler Family Fund for GTACS-To support Catholic faith based education in Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools in Traverse City. 
Myler Family Fund for St. Mary Cathedral School-
To support Catholic Faith based education at the St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord. 
Our Lady of the Woods Shrine Endowment Fund-
To supplement operating expenses, provide for maintenance and improvements and ensure the continued presence of Our Lady of the Woods Shrine in Mio as a symbol of faith, destination for pilgrims, respite for reflection and means for evangelization. 
Paul and Sue Verst Endowed Scholarship Fund for St. Mary School-
To provide financial assistance to the Saint Mary School in Charlevoix. 
Priest Outreach Fund-
To provide financial support for outreach to priests within the Diocese of Gaylord, which would include general care for their well-being, as well as providing opportunities for priests who have not previously visited the Holy Land or Rome. 
St. Ann Cadillac-
To provide financial support to St. Ann Church in Cadillac.
St. Augustine Catholic Church Endowment Fund-
To support the annual and capital needs of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Boyne Falls. 
St. Catherine of Alexandria Needy Families Endowment Fund-To support needy families of St. Catherine Church located in Ossineke, Michigan.
St. Catherine Church Memorial Fund-
To provide financial support for St. Catherine of Alexandria in Ossineke. 
St. Francis Traverse City-
To provide financial support for St. Francis church in Traverse City.
St. Gabriel Church Memorial Fund-
To provide financial support for St. Gabriel church in Black River.
St. Ignatius Preservation Fund-To support and preserve the St. Ignatius church, located in Good Hart, Michigan.
St. Joseph Restoration Fund-To provide financial assistance for major improvements, replacements, and additions to infrastructure and physical plants for St. Joseph in Traverse City. 
St. Joseph Catholic School Endowment Fund-
To support the annual and capital needs of the St. Joseph Catholic School in West Branch. 
St. Joseph West Branch-Marion Chadwick Endowment Fund-
To support the annual and capital needs of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Branch.
St. Mary Cathedral School Athletics Endowment Fund-To support all athletic programs at St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord, Michigan.
St. Mary Cathedral Building and Grounds Endowment Fund-To provide financial support to the buildings and grounds at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord. 
St. Mary Cathedral School Endowment Fund-
To provide financial assistance to St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord.
St. Mary Cathedral School College Scholarship Fund-To support a scholarship awarded to a St. Mary Cathedral School graduating senior.
St. Mary Cathedral School Religious Education Chair-To support religious education teachers and religious education programs at St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord, Michigan.
St. Mary Cathedral School Teacher Retention Endowment Fund-To support the long term retention and salaries of educators and staff at St. Mary Cathedral School in Gaylord, Michigan.
St. Mary Charity Fund-To provide financial support for various charitable causes that fall in line with the teaching of the Catholic faith at St. Mary Church in Charlevoix. 
St. Mary School Endowment Fund-
To support the annual and capital needs of St. Mary School in Charlevoix. 
St. Matthew Catholic Church Endowment Fund-
To support the annual and capital needs of the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Boyne City.
St. Raphael Catholic Church Endowment FundTo support and preserve the cemetery and grounds of the Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church, located in Harbor Springs, Michigan. 
St. Vincent DePaul-Grand Traverse Endowment 
Fund-To support the annual and capital needs of the St. Vincent DePaul organization in Traverse City. 
Tawas Holy Family Educational Foundation Endowment Fund-
To support the Tawas Holy Family Education Foundation, which supports all educational programs of Holy Family Parish in East Tawas.

 

16 Missionary Endowments:
Endowments held to support a specific mission or purpose.

Bishop’s Educational Fund-To provide financial support based on the Bishop’s discretion within the Diocese of Gaylord.
Catholic Schools-To provide financial support for the Catholic Schools Office within the Diocese of Gaylord.
Charitable Works-To provide financial support for Charitable Works within the Diocese of Gaylord.
Communications and Technology Fund-To provide financial support to further enhance further communications and ever-changing technology needs within the Diocese of Gaylord.
Hispanic Ministry-To provide financial support to the Hispanic Ministry within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Lay Leadership-To provide financial support for the education, degree work and/or formation of individual lay ministers to work within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Lay Ministry Scholarship Fund-To provide financial support for education, degree work and/or formation of individual lay ministers to work in the parishes of the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Marriage Program-To provide financial support to the Marriage Programming Office within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Native American Reserve Fund-To provide financial support for the Native American Office of the Diocese of Gaylord.
Priest Continuing Education Endowment Fund-To provide financial support for priest education within the Diocese of Gaylord, focusing on sabbatical needs, priest formation, Bishop of Gaylord approved graduate studies and other advanced degrees.
Priest Education-To provide financial support for priest education within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Priest Retirement Fund-To provide financial support for the priest retirement needs within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Scholarship Fund-To provide financial support for religious education of children within the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Seminary Trust Fund-
To provide financial support for Seminarian and Vocational needs. 
Social Ministry-To provide financial support to the Peace and Justice Office of the Diocese of Gaylord. 
Youth Education-To provide financial support for the Youth Ministry Office of the Diocese of Gaylord.

 

11 Cemetery Endowments:
Endowments held to support the upkeep, maintenance and needs of the specific cemeteries.

Holy Childhood of Jesus Catholic Church Cemetery
Holy Family Cemeteries Endowment Fund, East Tawas
Sacred Heart Cemetery Endowment Fund, Oscoda
St. Ann Cemetery, Harrisville

St. Catherine Cemetery, Ossineke
St. Gabriel Cemetery, Black Lake
St. Joseph Cemetery, West Branch
St. Joseph Cemetery and Grounds Endowment Fund, Traverse City
St. Mary Cemeteries, Gaylord
St. Raphael Cemetery, Mikado
St. Thomas Cemetery, Elmira 

 

2 Scholarship Funds:

Marie Louise Kleinrichert Scholarship Fund for Grand Traverse Area Catholic School
St. Francis of Assisi in Lewiston Scholarship Fund

 

2 Donor Advised Funds:

Bondy Family Stewardship Fund
Kleinrichert Family Fund