Endowment Funds are permanent funds intended to provide long-term support for Catholic organizations. The principal for these funds is protected forever – thus allowing the fund to support its intended purpose in perpetuity, far beyond each donor’s lifetime. Endowments provide a stable, predictable source of income for Catholic organizations during good and bad economic cycles. Earnings from these invested funds are distributed annually. through grants. Endowment funds at the Foundation are invested in a manner consistent with the Catholic Values Investing principles established by the USCCB.