Established through a $10 million contribution from CCI, the foundation – CCI Giving – will support Catholic organisations and others carrying out Catholic mission in Australia.
CEO Roberto Scenna said the foundation would “make a difference” to those who need it most.
“A growing number of organisations and causes are going unfunded each year, while other charities are at funding capacity. I’m a firm believer that what you say has no credibility unless it’s backed up by your actions and behaviour – that’s why CCI Giving focuses on gaps in current social welfare areas,” Mr Scenna said.
“CCI Giving is our way of formalising over 100 years of support for the Catholic community. We’re giving back to those overcoming challenges and adversity, and especially those who need us the most.
“We’re stepping up to promote compassion and generosity, and create change on a greater scale. That’s why we’re working with Catholic organisations and charities, staff, and CCI clients to achieve positive social impact for disadvantaged and marginalised communities and make future generations proud.”
Mr Scenna said CCI Giving was a perpetual charitable foundation that would not be reliant on public funding.
CCI has been insuring Catholic entities and organisations in Australia for more than 100 years. Owned by the Catholic dioceses and religious institutes of Australia, CCI has a long history of ethically and compassionately giving back to the Australian Catholic community.
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