Endowments - HLDF

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The Human Life and Development Fund of the Diocese of Duluth

On October 3rd, 1989, we the people of the Diocese of Duluth celebrated our Diocesan Centenary. As a thanksgiving sacrifice to God for His many blessings during those first 100 years of our existence, we have established this fund, The Human Life and Development Fund.

Our PURPOSE is twofold: First, to reach out to those among us who are needy—the poor, hungry, homeless and jobless; and Second, to champion the sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception through all its stages to natural death.

About the Fund

The Human Life and Development Fund  was officially incorporated in March of 1994. It is governed by a corporate board of directors and the Bishop of the Diocese of Duluth serves as the President.  The financial statements of the Fund are audited each year by and independent auditor.  A committee meets twice each year to evaluate grant applications and make recommendations to the corporate board.

Ways to Support the Fund

  • Direct gifts of cash, securities, paid-up insurance policies, and other personal property and real estate
  • Bequests to the Fund under the terms of a will
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Distributions from a charitable trust
  • Designation of the Fund as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy or IRA


Human Life and Development Fund
2830 E Fourth St
Duluth, MN  55812

PH: 218-724-9111
FX: 218-724-1056