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Thank you for your interest in making a financial contribution to advance the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Our goal is to provide contribution options that are convenient and secure.  For assistance, please contact the Office of Development at (814) 695-5579 or via e-mail at

Checks may be made payable to the “Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.” Please enclose a note with instructions on how you would like us to use your contribution.  Please mail both to: Office of Stewardship & Development, Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, 2713 W Chestnut Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock (held for more than one year) allow a contributor to receive a federal income tax deduction on the full, appreciated value of the stock.  Gifts of stock also avoid any capital gains taxes.  The after-tax costs of a stock gift are less than outright gifts of cash (checks).

The diocese processes gifts for diocesan ministries as well as individual parishes.

Stock Gift Procedures

IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions may be donated by individuals as young as age 70-1/2 for the benefit of a parish, school or diocesan ministry within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.  QCDs do not increase your adjusted gross income.  Provisions in federal law permit for these tax-free withdrawal of IRA assets when distributed directly to a qualified charitable organization such as the diocese.

IRA QCD Gift Procedures

Giving Opportunities and Events

Through the “Donation” link below, you may make an electronic contribution from your checking account or credit/debit card to the Catholic Ministries Fund (formerly ACA), Priests Medical and Retirement Collection, Gallitzin Canonization Cause or a diocesan ministry of your choice.  At times, we will also accept registrations for special events as announced.

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