About CYFUSA

Can you imagine a world where every young Catholic is fully alive in Christ, fully formed in the faith, and fully engaged in the mission of the Church?

CYFUSA can!

The Catholic Youth Foundation USA was founded June 13, 1989, by the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry to pave the way for the future of Catholic youth ministry in the United States of America by providing the financial resources necessary for promoting effective and innovative youth ministry that will assure a faithful future.

Mission

Catholic Youth Foundation USA serves the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry by providing financial resources at the local, diocesan, regional, and national levels to promote effective and innovative youth ministry to assure a faithful future.

Goals

Our goals include:

  • Supporting the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry in their ministry to young people
  • Providing scholarships for young people to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference and for adult leaders to attend the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Awarding grants for youth ministry projects
  • Aiding in the development of youth ministry programs for culturally diverse communities
  • Providing outreach to youth in crisis
  • Training youth ministry leaders

CYFUSA Commitment to Stewardship and Ethics

As a member organization of the National Catholic Development Conference, we have signed the Code of Stewardship and Ethics.

Board of Directors Officers

Mr. Jim Knowles
Board Chair

Sr. Eileen McCann, CSJ
Vice-Chair

Ms. Sheila McCarron
Secretary/Treasurer

Most Rev. Frank J. Caggiano
Episcopal Liaison

Scholarships

Catholic Youth Foundation USA (CYFUSA) provides scholarships associated with three different NFCYM conferences. While all three seek to assist those in financial need, each scholarship program/conference focuses on different groups and has different application/award processes. The three scholarship programs are:

  1. Scholarships for the National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (NCCYM). Information will be available in Spring 2018.
  2. Scholarships for the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC). Information available now.
  3. Scholarship assistance for NFCYM's Annual Membership Meeting. This program is limited to staff from NFCYM member dioceses/organizations. Information is available on the Annual Membership Meeting site in NFCYM's private intranet.

CYFUSA Commitment to Stewardship and Ethics

As a member organization of the National Catholic Development Conference, we have signed the Code of Stewardship and Ethics.