About the Catholic Foundation

The Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of El Paso is non-profit organization established in 2001 to ensure long-term financial stability for charitable, religious and educational institutions of the Diocese of El Paso.

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the Diocese of El Paso by promoting stewardship as a way of life and by generating resources of prayer, service, and giving for diocesan parishes, schools and ministries. The Diocese of El Paso covers 10 counties across 25,000 miles.


57 parishes and 20 missions in El Paso and West Texas

Catholic Education

9 Catholic school campuses with scholarships and operating support

Ministries & Charities

15 diocesan ministries and charities, including seminarian education

For each of you who have given to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal, who have remembered the Church in your will, or who have supported an endowment – thank you! Together we provide the stewardship in our diocese to educate, minister, and care for others.

Most Rev. Mark J. Seitz, D.D.

What We Do

Endowed Funds

The Catholic Foundation uses endowed funds to support the long-term needs of parishes, schools, ministries and charities. Support the Catholic Legacy Fund.

Spiritual Growth

As grateful Catholics we are called to share the many gifts and talents we have received from God. Promoting the principles of Pray, Serve, Give, the Catholic Foundation assists parishes and schools with education, training and materials to foster Catholic stewardship.

Grants Development

The Grants Development Office of the Catholic Foundation was created to assist diocesan organizations in securing external resources to support their missions. Grants are awarded directly to designated parishes, schools and ministries.

Catholic School Scholarships

The Catholic Foundation manages endowments to help families pay for Catholic education. Help us make quality Catholic education accessible for deserving students in our community through scholarships.

Your Gifts at Work

We are grateful to the 13,000 individuals and families who support the Catholic Foundation through their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Their continued generosity is helping to ensure the future of our Catholic faith.



Students awarded scholarships to Catholic Schools since 2007


Seminarians supported during formation since 2001


Fully Retired Priests Receiving Assistance


Churches with established endowment funds


Catholic Schools with established endowment Funds


West Texas communities receiving support for rural churches


Lay ministers trained by the Tepeyac Institute to serve parishes


Children, youth, and adults receive grace through the sacraments and catechetical program every year


Historic Missions maintained and supported