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Charitable Giving Guidelines

Ways to Give

The Catholic Church and its entities are compelled by the Gospel to be socially responsible stewards who promote the protection of human life and the common good. All life is sacred and must be protected. This is why we do not support or endorse individuals, companies or organizations whose activities include direct participation in or indirect support of abortion, reproductive/family planning rights, contraception, and embryonic stem cell research.

When evaluating the appropriateness of making a donation to a community or national foundation, individuals, parishes and Catholic schools are asked to consider whether the organization supports partisan public policy efforts or endorses political party candidates and agendas. The mission of the organization/foundation should be considered as to its consistency with Catholic Church teaching particularly as it pertains to the sacredness and dignity of human life. Parish facilities should not be used to promote, endorse or fundraise for such organizations if their policies are contrary to Church teaching.

To assist in your decision making, the Bishops of Florida developed Charitable Giving Guidelines. For a list of appropriate and inappropriate organizations/foundations, please click on the link below.

Charitable Giving Guidelines