Can you imagine a world where every young Catholic is fully alive in Christ, fully formed in the faith, and fully engaged in the mission of the Church?
The Catholic Youth Foundation USA was founded June 13, 1989 by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry to pave the way for the future of Catholic youth ministry in the United States of America by providing the financial resources necessary for promoting effective and innovative youth ministry that will assure a faithful future.
Catholic Youth Foundation USA serves the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry by providing financial resources at the local, diocesan, regional, and national levels to promote effective and innovative youth ministry to assure a faithful future.
Our goals include:
- Supporting the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in their ministry to young people
- Providing scholarships for young people to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference and for adult leaders to attend the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
- Awarding grants for youth ministry projects
- Aiding in the development of youth ministry programs for culturally diverse communities
- Providing outreach to youth in crisis
- Training youth ministry leaders
CYFUSA publishes an annual report as both a stewardship document as well as an accountability document. In it we tell the story of how the sacrificial gifts of our donors are transformed into effective youth ministry.
Download the PDF of our most recent Annual Report ( 4.5 MB).
Commitment to Stewardship and Ethics
As a member organization of the National Catholic Development Conference, we have signed the Code of Stewardship and Ethics.
Board of Directors—Officers
Mr. Jim Knowles
Sr. Eileen McCann, CSJ
Ms. Sheila McCarron
Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano