Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

In Jesus Christ, The U.P. Catholic Foundation connects faith with charitable giving through long-term support for the future needs of Catholic ministries in the Diocese of Marquette.

Vision Statement

To build up the ministry of Christ in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through long-term, sustainable support to parishes, Catholic schools, diocesan ministries, and other Catholic charitable causes serving in the Diocese of Marquette.

To provide an accessible, sustainable, reliable, and socially responsible means for donors to transform lives and glorify God.

To live out our faith in Jesus Christ, our hope for the future, and our love of God and neighbor.

Rooted in the faith brought by early missionaries to the original people of the Upper Peninsula in the 1600’s, the U.P. Catholic Foundation came to life in 2016. The Foundation allows anyone to “plant” an endowment today that will bear fruit for many generations to come.