An endowment is a permanent source of funding for a designated cause. Because only the interest from the fund is spent, the original gift will continue to grow in perpetuity. In time the income generated by the gift will far exceed the original donation. As a result, endowed funds provide a perpetual, supplemental source of income to support programs, operations, scholarships, and more. Explore the 100+ endowed funds of the Catholic Foundation to support the causes you cherish most. All funds are managed under the Catholic Foundation’s Catholic Legacy Fund program.