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Celebrating 100 years of serving those in need as Christ would have us do

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Where hope begins...

Since 1922…

At Catholic Charities, we see a world where everyone can have hope that tomorrow will be a better day...

For over 100 years, our mission has been rooted in Christ — providing the hope our brothers and sisters need as they strive for self-sufficiency. That means supporting the vulnerable with something as straightforward as a warm coat or a new job skill, to the complexity of rebuilding an entire life. We put more of every donation into our life-changing programs — allowing us to serve all those in need as Christ would.

This is where hope begins.


We are experts on poverty relief.

When we use the word poverty, we don't just mean financial poverty... Over the course of a century, we have figured out the secret to bridging gaps that leave people in the cycle of poverty. That secret is hope. At Catholic Charities, we aren't just case managers; we are cheerleaders, teachers, financial planners, translators, counsel and sounding boards to our clients as they work towards becoming self-sufficient.

YOU are part of our secret.

When you invest in Catholic Charities, you are investing in our clients' journey to self-sufficiency. You are investing in the next generation growing up free from poverty. You are investing in their hope.




Join the Century Club for $84 dollars a month

A honorary Century Club plaque will be featured in our lobby to

commemorate supporters who helped us grow our mission during our 100th Anniversary.



Support the next 100 years to come:

$5,000 … Helps a refugee family with basic needs for three months

** every dollar raised for refugees will be matched up to $20,000 by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne thru the end of 2022 **

$2,500 … Gives a student a mental health outlet for a semester

$1,000 … Helps an immigrant become a new American

$500 … Helps a mother choose adoption

$100 … Provides diapers for a teen parent

$50 … Puts food on the table for a week

Or consider donating an item off our Fort Wayne Amazon Wish List or South Bend Amazon Wish List. Items on our registry will be shipped directly to our office and be given to refugee families.



What are your funding sources?

Does the Church provide all of our funding? How much federal funding do we receive? How will my donation help those in poverty?

These are common questions we receive. Below you will see how our programs are funded and why it is so important we receive support from individual donors like yourself.

With just one click, together we can:

  • Help a pregnant teen graduate from high school
  • Help a refugee family make a new life
  • Help a family keep their lights and heat on
  • Help a student, individual or couple receive counseling
  • Help a grandparent reenter the workforce to provide for their grandchild
  • Help a family eat for a week
  • Help a mother choose life
  • Help a survivor of human trafficking

Simply, without you, our community would lose hope.


Please call our main office at (260) 422-5625 if you have any questions or preferences about your gift.

To mail your donation, please send to:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

PO Box 10630

Fort Wayne, IN 46853



Planned Giving

If you are interested in making a planned gift, please click here for additional information.



Donor Bill of Rights

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Edit your reoccurring gift here.



Learn why it is our mission to serve those in need as Christ would have us do...