Diocese of Joliet


Stewardship and Mission Advancement – Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the Diocese of Joliet and its agencies. Please explore our “Stewardship and Mission Advancement” section below to assist in determining which of our important missions you wish to designate as your donation recipient. Additionally, to better acquaint you with the various ways in which you can make a donation, please visit the “Ways to Give” detailed below. We appreciate your generosity and want to ensure you of our personal commitment to always steward wisely the financial resources you have entrusted to us. Should you have questions or need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the Diocese of Joliet Development Office at (815) 838-8515 or development@dioceseofjoliet.org.


Stewardship & Mission Advancement

Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal
The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that supports the ministries, agencies, programs and schools that serve the spiritual, physical and educational needs of the people of the Diocese of Joliet. The CMAA also serves people worldwide without regard for religious affiliation, serving the poorest of the poor. Every Catholic family is asked for their financial and prayerful support.


Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal

Catholic Education Foundation

The Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet accomplishes an important mission in our Diocese by raising resources to allow children in need to attend elementary and secondary Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Joliet.

The CEF is a separately-incorporated entity that benefits the Diocese of Joliet.

  Catholic Education Foundation

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides a wide variety of programs and services to help individuals in need who live within the Diocese of Joliet. These programs include Counseling, Aging and Disability Services, Early Childhood Services (including Head Start), Community Services, Mobile Food Pantry, and Veterans Services. Please click here for more information.

  Catholic Charities

 Ways to Give

Donate Online
You can use your credit card or debit card to make a pledge or gift online. It’s a convenient and secure way to support the work of our diocesan ministries. It’s also the fastest—your gift will begin helping others almost immediately! Click here to get started.

Stock Donations
A gift of stock is an excellent way to support the programs and ministries of our diocese. If the stock has appreciated in value, your gift may now be worth significantly more than your initial cost, and in most cases you will be able to avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation. It’s really simple to make a gift of stock to the Diocese of Joliet. To donate a gift of stock, click here for step-by-step instructions.

Planned Giving
No matter what your age, you can leave a gift to the Diocese of Joliet. With a little planning, you can include a gift to the Diocese within your overall estate or financial plans that preserves our mission and provides you with tax benefits in return. Click here to learn more!

We’ve partnered with FreeWill to make planned giving easier than ever. Click here to write a legal will at no personal cost, and include the necessary language to support the Diocese with a gift in your plans.

Legal Name: Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet
Federal Tax ID Number: 36-2167849

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