Endowment Funds

St. John the Baptist Endowment Funds

Endowment funds sustain our church, school, and cemetery in perpetuity.  The principal is invested, and the interest earned is disbursed on an annual basis, providing a continuous source of income to support our parish for generations to come.

St. John the Baptist currently partners with the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota for these six endowment funds:


When repairing is not enough, the Capital Endowment steps in to replace and provide, taking the general maintenance of our parish facilities to a new level. 


Provides for the needs associated with the maintenance of and improvements to our cemetery, as well as help planning funerals, offering grief support for the bereaved, and providing respectful care for the deceased. 

General Operations

Provides support to meet the needs of the parish including the upkeep and repair of our physical plant, the development of our staff, and enabling the parish to respond to emergencies and special opportunities.

Pastoral Care

Supports the many outreach ministries to the elderly, homebound, and sick, and members of our parish community in time of need. 

The Pastoral Care Endowment was founded with a gift in memory of Julie Hammer.

School Operations

Provides support to meet day-to-day needs of the school such as:

  • Subsidizing teacher salaries to attract and retain highly qualified staff.
  • Providing ongoing maintenance and covering the cost of minor repairs.
  • Purchasing new school equipment and keeping technology up-to-date.
  • Funding faculty and staff development and continuing education.

The School Operations Endowment was founded with a gift in memory of Joseph K. and Marcia E. Counter.

Tuition Assistance

Provides financial aid for tuition assistance for St. John the Baptist School families in need.

For more information on St. John the Baptist Endowment Funds, please contact Mary May, Director of Development, at the parish office 651-633-8333, x1253 or email maym@stjohnnyb.org.