Women’s Giving Circle

What is the Women’s Giving Circle?

The Women’s Giving Circle is a new initiative of The Catholic Foundation of South Louisiana dedicated to bringing together a group of women to learn about the needs in our Diocese and community, to raise awareness and funds for philanthropic giving. Designed as a giving circle, this group will leverage a pooled fund to have greater impact on the organizations they select.

Our Mission

Through collective giving, collaboration, and shared faith, The Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle seeks to promote philanthropy that empowers women, compels action, and glorifies God.

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Why have a Catholic Women’s Giving Circle?

The Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle brings together Catholic women from diverse backgrounds with one common goal: to bring about change through the power of grants that transform lives and build the body of Christ. Throughout the year, we will gather to learn about organizations and their needs, and decide together which projects to fund. There will also be opportunities to share ideas, serve with one another and, of course, plenty of time to socialize.

Who Should Join?

Women of any age who want to have a meaningful impact on our Catholic community.

Who We Support?

Members will vote annually on recipient beneficiaries serving the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and our local community. The voting process and grant announcement occurs late spring/early summer.


View our 2019 Grant Recipients!

2019 Recipients

Membership Levels & Benefits

Compassionate Member


  • Join our circle for Kick-Off Mass with Bishop
  • Participate in Circle’s Service Project
  • Join us for Grant Check presentation to non-profits
  • All masses

Teresa’s Voting Member


  • Ability to vote on who will receive a grant
  • All above benefits

Leadership Gift


  • Ability to Vote
  • Receives Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Circle Lapel pen
  • Invited for bus tour to visit nonprofits that receive grants

Bishop’s Society


  • All above benefits
  • Private function with Bishop Fabre

Upcoming Women’s Giving Circle Events

April 27, 2020

Virtual Sip and Learn

We are bringing our Mother Teresa Women’s Giving Sip and Learn to Your Living Room! On April 27, each of our voting members will receive a link to a website where you will have access to a presentation by each of our 10 nonprofits. We ask that between April 27 and May 1, take some time to watch the videos/review the nonprofit presentations and VOTE on your TOP 5 nonprofits you would like to see receive a grant from the 2020 Giving Circle Membership. You can learn more about the presenting non-profits here.

POSTPONED Until Further Notice

Grant Check Presentation

Christmas in May on May 8th at the Pastoral Center where our members will distribute the 2020 grant funds to the selected nonprofits in which our members voted.

Location: Pastoral Center