Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.

– St. Pope John Paul II

Campaign for Catholic Life

The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena is proud to have been asked by Bishop Vetter to manage the Because He First Loved Us Campaign for Catholic Life. The Foundation’s Mission is to serve and strengthen the people, parishes, ministries, and apostolic mission of the Diocese of Helena. The Because He First Loved Us Campaign epitomizes this goal, helping us to do us St. Pope John Paul II encouraged us to do, “Look forward to the future with confidence”. We are grateful for your support. Please dedicate yourself to praying for the success of the campaign over the next five years.

Because He First Loved Us. That’s the name of our Capital Campaign. That’s the reason we do everything, because He first loved us. I hope this campaign will be transformative for all of us, in our own lives and hearts. I hope and pray that our hearts will look more like this image of Jesus’ Sacred Heart, full of the love of God, love of one another, and love for His Church. I ask you to prayerfully consider giving a gift. When we give from the heart, we are giving to Jesus. Together I know we can do great things . . . Because He First Loved Us.”  

Most Reverend Austin A. Vetter, Bishop of Helena

Learn about estate and planned giving

$37.7 Million

in Endowments

$15 Million

Distributed to Parishes/Ministries


in Grants awarded in 2023

Monthly Giving

Giving to your favorite parish or Catholic ministry is a beautiful gift, but it’s also an opportunity to show our gratitude to the Lord. Gifts of every size matter and the Foundation is here to help you decide how you want to give.


Gifts to the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena, Inc. are placed in an endowment fund chosen by the donor. These funds will perpetually serve the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Helena and its mission through the years to come so your children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to walk with Christ as you have in your lifetime.

Responsible Investing

With more than $38 million in assets, the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena takes our responsibility to wisely invest and shepherd the gifts given for the benefit of our parishes, missions, and ministries very seriously by investing only in securities that are in line with Catholic teachings.

Giving & Tax Savings

Imagine if you gave a gift, and nearly half was returned to you via tax credits. Would it change the way you give? Montana is a unique state, committed to giving back to its nonprofits through the Montana Endowment Tax Credit.

We’re Here to Help

For additional help, questions or comments, contact Daniel Thies, Executive Director.

Address & Phone

Physical: 630 N Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2200, Helena, MT 59601

Mailing: PO Box 1729, Helena, MT 59624

Phone: (406) 389-7050

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