Philanthropy Efforts

What we do for the poor, what we do for those who have no one to help them and no one to turn to — what we do for them, we do for Jesus.

Archbishop José H. Gomez

When you make a gift to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, you have tremendous flexibility in determining how the funds will be used, as well as many options for making your gift.

Directed gifts allow you to designate your gift to a program such as Together in Mission, Catholic Education Foundation, or the Priest Retirement Fund to name a few. When you make a directed gift to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.

You also have the option of designating your gift for current use or for endowment. Current-use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term, whereas endowment gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the Archdiocese’s financial base and creating a predictable source of future income for such things as tuition assistance and priest retirement.

If you need assistance making your donation please contact Advancement Services at 213-637-7341 or For gifts of stock or securities, please complete the following form.”

Together in Mission

Together in Mission is the annual opportunity for thousands of Catholics like you to recommit to building God’s kingdom and investing in our local community. Some of our parishes and schools struggle to minister to their communities and others worry they may have to close their doors – doing so would affect thousands, were the need is greatest. Your gift will sustain and equip these centers of the community to stay alive today and for generations to come.

Give to TIM

Catholic Education Foundation

Your gift continues a 34-year legacy of providing a quality Catholic education to the most financially deserving students in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Donate to CEF Here

Priests Retirement Fund

Your gift to the Priest Retirement Fund is a meaningful investment and true blessing for the care and comfort of our spiritual fathers as they enter the later chapters in life.

Donate to PRF

Queen of Angels Center for Priestly Formation

Queen of Angels Center for Priestly Formation serves college-age seminarians who are completing their academic studies on the undergraduate level and discerning a vocation to the priesthood. As a program of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Queen of Angels seeks to form seminarians committed to an ongoing relationship with Jesus and to foster a spirit of generous service for God’s people. Queen of Angels encourages seminarians to grow in apostolic zeal to be missionary disciples. We are called to inspire and challenge these young men to live out God’s call for them.

Donate Here

St John’s Seminary

St. John’s Seminary, is an international institution in Southern California devoted to preparing men who have responded generously to God’s call to the priesthood. Founded in 1939, St. John’s has formed more than 1,300 priests for both religious and diocesan ministry.

Support Our Seminarians

Called to Renew

Called to Renew is a historic, five-year campaign to strengthen parishes, families, and communities through unity and action; together we commit to renewing what is important so we can pass it on to those who we love.

Give today!

Year-end giving considerations

The end of the year is the perfect time to share God’s many blessings with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles through its various fundraising initiatives and programs.

Many people choose to gift assets that have increased in value for the tax advantages. If you itemize tax deductions, you may receive an income tax deduction up to the full market value as well as avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation.

A year-end distribution from your IRA can also be tax-advantageous. lf you are 70 ½  or older, the IRS requires required minimum distributions (RMDs) from tax deferred retirement accounts. A qualified charitable distribution (QCD) can satisfy your RMD for the year, up to $100,000, excluded from your taxable income.

Gifts must be postmarked by December 31 to be eligible for a tax deduction.

Credit card donations, stock transfers, and gifts of securities must be received by 11 :59 p.m. PST on December 31.

The Archdiocese requests receipt of RMDs by December 17 to ensure timely processing.

For more information, contact Advancement Services at 213-637-7341 or
Tax ID #95-1642382

This information is not intended to be legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal, tax, and financial advisors for specific advice on these matters.



If you need assistance making your donation, or would like to make a gift of stock or securities, please contact Advancement Services at 213-637-7341 or   

Thank you for supporting the Archdiocese of Los Angeles!