About the Foundation
We are a non profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in late 1982 and incorporated in 1983, whose purpose is to support students and the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford. We primarily distribute scholarship grants and support special projects.
The Foundation is keenly aware of the needs of families who have determined that a Catholic school education is the right choice for their child but for whom the cost of tuition is prohibitive.
FACS raises the dollars needed to fulfill its mission with fundraisers such as the Archbishop’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in Hartford and the Archbishop’s Annual Columbus Day Breakfast in New Haven.
We also count on the generosity of donors who contribute to our annual appeal, to special projects, and who remember us in their planned gifts and wills. We ask you to help us to invest in students.
We are committed to help as many students as we can.
We are also committed to building a strong endowment which will be a significant source of support to our non-profit Foundation and the schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford making FACS an excellent repository for those whose wish to give a lasting gift in support of Catholic education in the Archdiocese. Some donors have chosen to endow special funds within the FACS portfolio to show their enduring support for specific schools or regions. FACS stewards and distributes those funds according to the wishes of the donor.
Through this outpouring of generosity and vision, we were able to distribute over $600,000 in scholarship awards and grants for Academic Year 2018-2019!
Because none of our scholarships cover the full cost of tuition, all our school families commit to doing their share as full partners in their children’s education and this often involves a significant sacrifice.
For more information about the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford visit the website of the Office of Education, Evangelization and Catechesis of the Archdiocese of Hartford.
FACS (The Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to FACS are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If you would like to make a charitable gift to FACS, have questions about how you can include FACS in your estate plans or have other question please contact:
Foundation for the Advancement of Catholic Schools
467 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, CT 06002
Phone: 860-761-7499 FAX: 860.242.0361
The Foundation is successful because many people of vision and generosity give of their time, talent and treasure. To support the work of making a Catholic school education in the Archdiocese of Hartford accessible through scholarships there are many ways to give to FACS.
Archbishop’s St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast
This annual event held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 has been assisting students with scholarships to Catholic schools since 1983. Net proceeds from the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast fund the Archbishop’s Scholarship, which provides four year renewable awards at both the elementary and high school levels throughout the Archdiocese.
36 Years of Service
We are committed to help as many students as we can. We are also committed to building a strong endowment which will be a significant source of support to our non-profit Foundation and the schools of the Archdiocese of Hartford making FACS an excellent repository for those whose wish to give a lasting gift in support of Catholic education in the Archdiocese.