COVID-19 Relief Fund | 10.15.20 Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an economic impact on many of our families, friends, and neighbors. While many applicants have actually returned to work, limited hours, substantial decrease in clientele and catching up on the financial strains of the previous months has been difficult. Over the past 27 weeks, the Catholic Community Foundation has received…

Gift of Grain

Today’s challenges have forced us all to adapt in ways we weren’t even sure we could. You can’t control the weather, the markets or the impact of a global pandemic, but you get up every day, go out to those fields and yards and try to make things better than the day before.  And you still…

Supporting Our Schools

Corn and soybeans are the bread and butter of most farmers in eastern South Dakota. The thought of giving these grains to the Catholic Community Foundation (CCFESD) before they get to the bin might seem strange to some. Yet many farmers are doing just that. LaVern and Lulabell Becking, farmers who live southwest of Watertown,…

Catholic Responsible Investing

  Catholic Responsible Investing One of the most significant values of the Catholic Community Foundation for Eastern South Dakota (CCFESD) is its incorporation of Catholic Responsible Investment screening of its funds under management. The investments within the CCFESD portfolio are screened to filter out those companies with fundamental conflicts with the teachings of the Catholic…