Financially Sound

Our ministry is to actively manage, protect and grow investment funds entrusted to us by institutions of the Catholic Church through three distinct investment funds. The Endowment and Investment funds were established in 2007 and are opened to Catholic entities within the Archdiocese of San Antonio and its provinces. The Investment Fund is offered through our wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary: The Catholic Fraternity Fund. Currently the total of all funds consists of 136 accounts totaling over $100 million. The fund is actively managed under the precepts of Socially Responsible Investing fully reflective of our Catholic faith. One of the advantages of being a part of a Catholic Community Foundation Fund & Catholic Fraternity Fund investment fund is that it provides the member organization the opportunity to be a part of a much larger fund providing critical mass of investment size so as to make a real difference in increasing the fund’s investment opportunities, mitigation of risk, increasing diversification options, lowering of money manager fees and maximizing the appreciation potential/returns paid to its members. The Fund is also unique in that it offers three investment funds for members to choose from and, what’s more, a member may divide their investment across as many of the funds as they wish with no additional fees.

Our Growth and Rates of Return

The goal of each fund is to offer competitive returns while investing according to the Catholic faith as outlined by United States Conference of Catholic Bishops statement on Social Responsible Investing. The investment strategy was slightly updated in August 2019. Note: Returns below are a historical look back of the current Investment funds and are not representative of a participants return.

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

As of March 31, 2020

Fund $100,000 or more            Small fund under $100,000

1 Year            -6.4%                             -6.0%

3 Years           3.2%                               3.4%

5 Years           4.1%                               4.3%

10 Years         7.3%                               7.4%

 

As of December 31, 2019

Fund $100,000 or more            Small fund under $100,000

1 Year            24.2%                            24.3%

3 Years          11.5%                             11.8%

5 Years            8.4%                              8.6%

10 Years         9.9%                               9.9%

 

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

As of March 31, 2020

Fund $100,000 or more           Small fund under $100,000

1 Year              -1.9%                            -1.6%

3 Years              3.7%                             3.9%

5 Years              3.9%                             4.0%

10 Years            6.3%                             6.3%

 

As of December 31, 2019

Fund $100,000 or more           Small fund under $100,000

1 Year              19.1%                            19.2%

3 Years              9.2%                             9.4%

5 Years              6.7%                             6.9%

10 Years            8.0%                             8.1%

 

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

As of March 31, 2020 

Fund $100,000 or more        Small fund under $100,000

1 Year                0.3%                           0.6%

3 Years              3.3%                           3.4%

5 Years              3.1%                           3.3%

10 Years            4.7%                           4.8%

 

As of December 31, 2019 

Fund $100,000 or more        Small fund under $100,000

1 Year              13.3%                          13.4%

3 Years              6.6%                           6.8%

5 Years              4.9%                           5.1%

10 Years            5.8%                           5.9%

 

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


Catholic Fraternity Fund Investment Committee

The Catholic Fraternity Fund (CFF) is led by a group of visionary Catholic business and community leaders who provide morally responsible, professional, confidential and effective investment management for Catholic institutions. The CFF Investment Committee is a dedicated group of financially experienced members of the Board of Trustees along with individual Non-Trustee Committee members.

Richard C. Dietz

Richard C. Dietz

Chair, Investment Committee

Retired AT&T Officer,  Catholic Community Foundation Board of Trustees

Michael S. Ciskowski

Michael S. Ciskowski

Retired Executive VP & CFO, Valero Energy Corp.

Elizabeth F. Crawford

Elizabeth F. Crawford

Advisor to the Investment Committee; CEO, Sendero Wealth Management

Stephen M. Dufilho

Stephen M. Dufilho

Chair, Catholic Community Foundation/Catholic Fraternity Fund, Board of Trustees & Board of Directors

Investments

Deacon Harry M. Flavin

Deacon Harry M. Flavin

Former Chair, Investment Committee

Managing Director with Avalon Advisors, L.L.C.

Richard Kardys

Richard Kardys

Retired Group Vice President –   Frost Bank

Frank M. Kudla, Jr.

Frank M. Kudla, Jr.

 President & COO, FNK Ventures, L.L.C.

Steve Oswald

Steve Oswald

CEO/President, Catholic Community Foundation/Catholic Fraternity Fund