The Catholic Schools Endowment Foundation (CSEF) is an independent 501(c) 3 public charity established in 2017 to expand access to Catholic education. We raise funds for tuition assistance for families throughout Western Oregon who want a Catholic school experience for their children.
CSEF operates independently from the Archdiocese of Portland and from scholarship or other tuition assistance programs at individual schools. We provide tuition assistance directly to families and students. All families who wish to send their children to Catholic schools in Western Oregon and can demonstrate financial need are eligible for CSEF tuition assistance.
Your donations to CSEF are tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 81-4541803.
We have all heard it said, "Your faith and core values begin at home." We choose Catholic education because we know that our faith and family values are further strengthened by our children attending Catholic schools, creating a very solid foundation for them. Isn't that what we are called to do as the adults responsible for their formation and because we love them and care about their future? We can work together and make this happen.
Ted Grigsby, CIMA
Financial Consultant, HYAS Group
FP&A Manager, Teledyne
President, Ebi Public Affairs
Partner, Miller Nash (Retired)
Director of Sales, Kite Hill Foods
Haener and Sons Farms, LLC
Partner, Haglund Kelly LLP
Registered Nurse (retired)
Robert D. Kelly, PhD
President, University of Portland
CFO, Murphy Company
CFO and Treasurer, Reser's Foods
Msgr. Tim Murphy
President Emeritus, Central Catholic High School
Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
Educator, St. Mary's Academy, retired
President & CEO (retired), NORPAC Foods
Stewardship and Development Officer, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Bishop Peter Smith
Vicar General / Moderator of the Curia
Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
Chief Administrative Officer, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
The Catholic School Endowment Foundation of Oregon (CSEF) is committed to equity and inclusion across race, gender, age, identity and economic factors. We believe this commitment is critical to achieving a future where any family who wants to access Catholic school education can have that opportunity. To achieve this, we will:
These efforts are performed in the knowledge Catholic school teachers and staff, students, and their families and communities have unique experiences rooted in and affected by race, culture, gender and gender identity, age, belief systems, social class and income, sexual orientation, physical ability, and other aspects of individual identity. We believe that the more we can embrace this diversity and work towards inclusiveness, the stronger, more vibrant, and more effective learning institutions of learning our Catholic schools will become.