Our Story

Since its formation in 1996, The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo (FRCDB) has existed as a non-profit corporation, legally distinct from the Diocese of Buffalo. Our mission is to acquire, administer and distribute donor funds to benefit the educational needs as well as various spiritual and social services programs provided by Catholic organizations (including Catholic Charities) and ministries throughout Western New York.

The Vision of the Foundation is to be the leader in Catholic philanthropy; to provide trusted stewardship which satisfies our donors’ intentions while meeting the needs of the Catholic Community.



Catholic education is rooted in the belief that every person is created in love by God

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Preparing Priests and Deacons from across the nation and the world.

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Human Services

Helping Out with basic needs and emergency services throughout the community.

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The Foundation awards grants that serve the pastoral, educational, and charitable needs of the Diocese of Buffalo.

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Ways to Give

We assist Catholics in multiplying their gifts through every stage of their giving journey including Catholic Charities, Education Scholarships for Catholic Elementary Schools, Endowment Funds, Individual Catholic Parishes, Faith Formation and Charitable Annunities and Trust..