Building Endowments and Perpetual Gifts for All Diocese of Raleigh Ministries

Parishes and Schools | Family Life | Food for the Hungry

Shelter for the Homeless | Seminarian Formation | Special Needs Ministries

Respect Life | Youth & Young Adult Ministries


Foundation Cultivate


Foundation Connect


Foundation Invest

Foundation Beginnings

In August 2018, Bishop Luis Zarama established THE FOUNDATION of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, Inc. in order to more efficiently manage the temporal works of the Church. A volunteer lay Board of Directors has been meeting and organizing since that time to ensure proper fiscal and administrative management. Bishop Zarama and the Board of Directors hired Foundation Executive Director Joe Langenderfer, CFRE in June 2019.

The Foundation serves all ministries of the Diocese of Raleigh which is comprised of 54 eastern counties of North Carolina covering 32,000 square miles.

The Foundation of the Diocese of Raleigh manages over $60 million in assets representing more than 120 endowment funds, and adheres to socially responsible investment guidelines of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


Total Assets Under Management as of 6/30/19


Total Grants Awarded to Date


Total # of Beneficiary Organizations

Foundation Overview

From Our Blog

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The priorities, progress, future of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh

In August 2018, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama established The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh to cultivate endowed and…
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Donors, Charities Win with the CARES Act

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