Celebrating 25 years as the Catholic Foundation of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. Twenty-five years ago, the Catholic Foundation was founded on the basic principles of Christian stewardship – accountability, generosity and the willingness to give back more – all stemming from a spirit of gratitude. Since its founding in 1991, the Catholic Foundation has distributed more than $17.7 million to support Church ministries and services for the spiritual, educational, and social needs within the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. As members of the One Body of Christ, we are all connected – men and women, young and old, rich and poor. The Church is more than just a community. We are a communion of believers – past, present, and future. The Catholic Foundation strengthens these connections by providing a way to care for those in need, build on the work of past generations, and insure the growth of the Church ministries for future generations. One of the many ways the Catholic Foundation gives back is through their annual competitive grant program. This year the Foundation awarded $353,150, reaching out to all regions of the Archdiocese. To celebrate the grant recipients, their hard work, and their strength in making a difference in their communities, the Foundation hosts an annual Grant Awards Luncheon. At this year’s luncheon The Catholic Foundation celebrated twenty-five years of gratitude for all of the continued support they have received from the people and communities of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. “Because of the faith and dedication of our Catholic community, the Foundation will be able to continue to serve for many generations.” –Ed Larrañaga, Executive Director.