As a benefit to parishes, the Catholic Services Appeal Foundation provides parish rebates to help fund their own ministries. Parishes within the Archdiocese are given a yearly CSAF goal which is either 5% or 6% of their offertory income, depending on if they are affiliated with a school. Parishes are able to receive a rebate of 25% of the money collected if they reach 100% of their goal. If they reach 90 – 99.99% of their goal, they would receive a 10% rebate of all money collected.
2017 CSAF Goal Amount: $1,800,000
For most ministries, CSAF funds only part of their annual budget. Some ministries have other sources of funds, such as participant fees and direct donor gifts for some of their programs.