Our faith precedes policy and practice and calls us to a higher level of stewardship.

This moment of grace…this moment of hope…is filled with great joy.

This moment comes not from serendipity, but from the hand of Almighty God.

Like the parable of the talents, our commitment is to service, accountability and results.

Every day we live the paradox of preservation versus innovation.


Please consider making a Memorial Gift in honor of Archbishop Patrick F. Flores and his life of humble service by giving to one of the following causes that were important to him; Seminarian Formation Endowmentto support the formation of priests. Catholic Charities Endowment to support social service ministries. Hope For The Future Catholic Schools Endowment Fundto support Catholic Schools tuition assistance. Donate now through the Catholic Community Foundation website or mail your donation to the Catholic Community Foundation, 8122 Datapoint Dr., Suite 804, San Antonio TX 78229. Please indicate which mentioned endowment you wish your donation to go towards. For more information contact: Steve Oswald CEO/President at (210) 732-2157 or at [email protected]


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Like the parable of the talents, the Catholic Fraternity Fund’s commitment is to Service, Accountability and Results. Our Faith precedes Policy and Practice and calls us to a higher level of Stewardship.

Invest with Purpose

When you entrust your funds to the Catholic Fraternity Fund, they grow through socially responsible investments managed by financial experts – and are reinvested by you for the good of the Catholic community.

Catholic Socially Responsible Investing

When considering investing your assets, people of faith, Catholic parishes and Catholic organizations are often confronted with a dilemma. How do I invest my funds in a morally and socially responsible way and still receive competitive returns? How can I trust that the companies I place my assets with will invest them in ways that benefit and strengthen my Catholic community?

In Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops advises, “All economic life should be shaped by moral principles. Economic choices and institutions must be judged by how they protect or undermine the life and dignity of the human person, support the family and serve the common good.” Clients of the Catholic Community Foundation (CCF) and its subsidiary the Catholic Fraternity Fund (CFF), an autonomous pious foundation, can be confident that they will earn competitive financial returns while generating social returns in alignment with the teachings of our Catholic Church.

All CCF/CFF investments are over 99% compliant with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Guidelines on Socially Responsible Investing. Our Foundation provides parishes and Catholic organizations with Endowments, Donor Advised Funds and Planned Giving, while the Catholic Fraternity Fund offers investment funds which will support their mission and ministries. In 2017, through generous donations to CCF’s managed Endowment funds along with their excellent investment returns, $2 Million in grants were distributed to Catholic parishes and organizations of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

At the Catholic Community Foundation, we believe we are the best possible stewards of your assets. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can assist you.

For more information, please contact Steve Oswald, CEO/President, Catholic Community Foundation at 210-732-2157 or at [email protected].

The Catholic Fraternity Fund – Three Investment Funds

Our ministry is a simple one: Through encounter and dialogue we form a covenantal relationship with our members to be the best stewards possible of their financial resources. We are committed to Socially Responsible Investing in accordance with the tenets of our faith, the highest level of accountability, transparency and performance while balancing preservation with innovation.

The Catholic Community Foundation (CCF), along with its wholly owned subsidiary, the Catholic Fraternity Fund, are committed to growing funds that strengthen our Catholic communities within the Archdiocese of San Antonio. The CCF/CFF are here to assist Catholic parish missions, ministries, and organizations be the best possible financial stewards they can be.

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CFF offers three investment funds that utilize Mutual Funds, Exchanged Traded Funds (ETFs) and Christian Brothers Investment Services. The three new diversified investment portfolio funds being offered are:

  • Endowment / Equity Emphasis Fund
  • Balanced Fund
  • Income Emphasis Fund

You can view their risk as aggressive, medium and moderate, respectively. This simplification also helps clients in their risk aversion decisions by looking at time horizons for when their funds will be needed. An Investment Fund can be established for any amount over $25,000.

The three diversified funds have a very good risk/return profile and have many benefits including:

  • competitive rates of return
  • CCF/CFF funds guided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) statement on Social Responsible Investing (SRI) with all funds achieving well over 99% compliance rate
  • daily valuation with on-line access availability
  • daily processing of deposits and withdrawals
  • significant amount of passive investments of Catholic S&P 500 index, Catholic Russell 2000 Index, and Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) Index
  • reasonable money manager fees

Pershing LLC and Christian Brothers Investment Services are the Custodians of the funds. Sendero Wealth Management, a local San Antonio investment services firm is the Investment Advisor, statement preparer and on-line access provider.

The goals of the Catholic Community Foundation/Catholic Fraternity Fund are to offer you competitive investment returns, following USCCB SRI Guidelines. Our ministry is to assist you in being good stewards of your financial assets.

 

INVESTMENT FUND ALLOCATIONS

Endowment Fund and Equity Emphasis Fund Allocation

The Equity Emphasis Fund invests primarily in a portfolio of CUITs holding US and international equity securities. It may also invest in mutual funds that hold fixed income securities, mutual funds which focus on liquid alternative investments and ETFs that focus on exchange-traded real estate investment trusts, as well as in cash and cash equivalents.

Equity Emphasis Fund

Asset Class                       Weights

Cash                                      1%

Fixed Income                    19%

Market Neutral                 14%

Total Stability                                34%

Domestic Equity               35%

International Equity        20%

Real Estate                          8%

Total Growth                                   63%

Managed Future                 3%

Total Opportunistic                          3%

Grand Total                                    100%

 

Balanced Fund Allocation

The Balanced Fund invests in a combination of mutual funds that hold fixed income securities. It may also invest in CUITs holding US and international equity securities, mutual funds which focus on liquid alternative investments and ETFs that focus on exchange-traded real estate investment trusts, as well as in cash and cash equivalents.

Balanced Fund

Asset Class                       Weights

Cash                                      1%

Fixed Income                    34%

Market Neutral                  17%

Total Stability                                52%

Domestic Equity               26%

International Equity        15%

Real Estate                          5%

Total Growth                                   46%

Managed Future                 2%

Total Opportunistic                          2%

Grand Total                                   100%

 

Income Emphasis Fund Allocation

The Income Emphasis Fund invests primarily in mutual funds that hold fixed income securities. It may also invest in CUITs holding US and international equity securities, mutual funds which focus on liquid alternative investments and ETFs that focus on exchange-traded real estate investment trusts, as well as in cash and cash equivalents.

Income Emphasis Fund

Asset Class                       Weights

Cash                                     1%

Fixed Income                    44%

Market Neutral                 25%

Total Stability                                 70%

Domestic Equity               17%

International Equity        10%

Real Estate                          3%

Total Growth                                   30%

Grand Total                                   100%

 

PAST INVESTMENT RETURNS

CCF Endowment/CFF Equity Emphasis Fund – Annual Investment Returns after Money Manager Fees, before CCF Management Fees of the current Investment strategy

As of December 31, 2016                        As of June 30, 2017

1H17                                                              7.2%

1 Year              7.2%                                   12.0%

3 Years            6.2%                                     6.7%

5 Years            9.9%                                     9.4%

10 Years          5.8%                                     5.6%

 

CFF Balanced Fund – Annual Investment Returns after Money Manager Fees, before CCF Management Fees of the current Investment strategy

As of December 31, 2016                        As of June 30, 2017

1H17                                                              6.1%

1 Year                6.2%                                   9.8%

3 Years              5.6%                                   6.2%

5 Years              8.5%                                   8.0%

10 Years            5.9%                                   5.6%

 

CFF Income Emphasis Fund – Annual Investment Returns after Money Manager Fees, before CCF Management Fees of the current Investment strategy

As of December 31, 2016                        As of June 30, 2017

1H17                                                              4.9%

1 Year                 5.5%                                  8.0%

3 Years              5.6%                                   6.1%

5 Years              7.6%                                   6.8%

10 Years            5.9%                                   5.4%

 

 

For more information, please contact Steve Oswald, CEO/President, Catholic Community Foundation at 210-732-2157 or at [email protected].

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