About SPCF

The Saint Peter Claver Foundation (SPCF)  fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the quality of life for all citizens by working in partnership with the Claver community. The Foundation renders service to God and His Holy Church while recognizing the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.

For over 100 years, the purpose of the Knights of Peter Claver has been to adopt the attributes as defined in the spiritual and corporal works of mercy to assist the Hierarchy and clergy of the Roman Catholic Church in the Apostolic work of which they have dedicated their lives by planning, promoting, sponsoring and executing commendable works of Catholic Action wherever and whenever possible, for giving edification by good example in deportment, in word and in deed, especially to the youth who will emulate these virtuous deeds.

The mission of the Foundation is to promote and enhance the benevolent goals of the Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary by addressing the multiple charitable needs and aspirations of the Orders members, parishes, and the greater community.

We envision a vibrantstrong, and healthy community in service to God, the Church, and stakeholders resulting in a higher quality of life for all.


Spirituality. We believe and subscribe to the teachings and philosophies of the Roman Catholic Church. We have experienced, first hand, what Faith can do and wish to enable others to share in its riches.


Inclusiveness. Although we subscribe to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, we realize that we are not on the earth alone.  Our goal is to partner with organizations of service to our community at large.  We view diversity as a strength.

Accountability. Each Board Member of the St. Peter Claver Foundation understands his or her responsibility to its donors.  The Board of Directors operates under a strict code of ethics.  The Saint Peter Claver Foundation is committed to making sure that donor funds are used for the intended charitable act(s) and to support programs effectively.