NMCF COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund


During these uncertain and unfamiliar times, the Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation has created a temporary emergency relief fund to help support our northern Michigan Catholic parishes and schools. Without incoming donations, weekly offertory and normal tuition, our schools and parishes are in jeopardy. This fund is designed to provide immediate support to those institutions in most need.

We know that our northern Michigan Catholic community is strong and filled with faith. Together we can make a difference.

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You can also give by mailing a check to: 311 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49864

The Need

The COVID-19 Crisis has created significant need from within our Catholic community. Each school and parish have their own specific needs. However, we know that decreased weekly offertory, reduced incoming tuition payments, additional stressors related to laid off employees and enhanced costs related to deep cleaning or remote working have taken a toll on our Catholic community. Help us to bridge this gap and ensure our Catholic schools and parishes remain tall and strong through this devastating storm.



  • Is this an endowment fund?

    This is not an endowment fund. This is a temporary emergency relief fund, and will be completely spent out to those Catholic parishes and schools who need it most to remain viable.

  • Where does the money go?

    The money will go directly and completely to Catholic parishes and schools throughout the northern Michigan Catholic community who have had a significant hardship due to this trying pandemic.

  • Who decides where the money goes?

    The NMCF Board of Directors will work directly with schools and parishes to determine need and prioritize grantmaking.

  • Should I give to NMCF instead of my parish?

    Please continue to give to your parish community. Our parishes are still working and are experiencing significant decreases in weekly offertory. Additional support to the NMCF Relief Fund during this time will help provide emergency relief to parishes and schools and help fill the gap for those most in need.

  • How is NMCF benefitting?

    NMCF does not benefit financially from this fund. We are not charging any fees and we are providing fundraising support free of charge. Our mission of financially supporting the spiritual, educational, and social needs of our Roman Catholic Community throughout Northern Michigan remains strong. We want to do what we can for our Catholic community during this time of need.

Northern Michigan Catholic Foundation
308 W. Main Street
Gaylord, MI 49735
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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.