The East Texas Catholic Foundation


Our Mission is to help donors make a lasting impact on the spiritual, educational, and charitable works of the Diocese of Tyler to serve the future of the Catholic Church in East Texas through the grace of stewardship.


The East Texas Catholic Foundation is an independent, non- profit 501(c) (3) foundation governed by a board of expert trustees who manage the permanent funds and endowments of the Catholic causes you care most about while faithfully stewarding the intent of your gifts.


Managed by a board of clergy and lay leaders in our community, the Foundation serves the parishes, Catholic schools, agencies, and ministries within the 33 East Texas counties compromising the Diocese of Tyler

Together the local Church will flourish

“With growth in our Catholic community, we must think beyond today and into the future. We must work for long-term financial stability and missionary impact, allowing us to spread the Good News into the next generation.

With your support over the years, the parishes, schools, and ministries of the local Church have made their mark on the East Texas community. As we look to the next generation of the Church, you may ask, how can I direct my giving to where it is most needed? How can I ensure my planned gifts are invested according to my faith? How do I make a LASTING impact?

To help your generosity pay dividends for generations to come, The East Texas Catholic Foundation is here to help you. When you invest in your faith with the East Texas Catholic Foundation, I am confident that the work of the local Church in East Texas will continue to flourish for ages to come.”

The East Texas Catholic Foundation was established by the Diocese of Tyler in order help individuals and families leave a legacy through planned giving, endowed funds, and gifts today.