The Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) is the premier non-profit institution for granting aid for low-income students to attend Catholic elementary and high school in the Archdiocese of Boston. Through its signature program, the Building Minds Scholarship Fund, CSF distributes more than $10 million in scholarship and programmatic aid to over 4,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade each year.
The majority of students who benefit from these scholarships come from and attend school in some of the most underserved communities in greater Boston (Roxbury, Dorchester, Brockton, Everett, Lawrence, Lynn, Revere, and Malden). Over 60% come from single-parent homes and approximately 80% are from diverse ethnic backgrounds. With an astounding 100% high school graduation rate and 98% of CSF Scholars matriculating to college, these scholarships are truly changing lives.
In addition to providing scholarships, CSF supports the educational programs and resources necessary for every child to succeed, designed to enhance academic performance and operational vitality to ensure students reach their highest potential.
Planned Giving is essential to the work of CSF because it ensures all kids receive opportunity and access to a high-quality education for years to come, and it allows our team to strategically plan for the future. CSF believes that a strong education is the foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty and leading a happy, successful life. Your planned gift makes an immeasurable impact on the lives of these students.
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CSF’s tax exempt 501(c)(3) status is separate from the diocese, allowing companies and individuals to support disadvantaged youth in the greater Boston area, even if they are unable to donate to religious organizations