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Youth Jumping at NightCan 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?

We can!

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

Annual Report

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
Board Chair

Sr. Eileen McCann, CSJ

Ms. Sheila McCarron

Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
Episcopal Liaison

Read the full description of the CYFUSA Board and its members.

The CYFUSA and NFCYM strives to be consistent with Catholic Church teaching in all its content. On this website you will find links to outside resources, including some from non-church organizations. These links do not constitute an endorsement by CYFUSA/NFCYM of all content on these sites and none should be inferred. The CYFUSA/NFCYM is not responsible for the content of these outside organization’s websites.

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