The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) was established by Cardinal Clancy in 1993. We are governed by our Charter and Rules and are administered by the Archbishop through an Advisory Board.
We exist solely to benefit the Charitable Works of the Archdiocese of Sydney and its Parishes. We are a means through which Catholic Church entities can make the most of their financial resources and activities by distributing surpluses to further our mission through Charitable Works.
CDF Sydney exclusively services a range of Catholic Entities including Parishes, Schools, Agencies, Chaplaincies, Religious Institutes, Clergy and any entity that falls within the definition of an “Associate” under the Corporations Act 2001 (Act) Exemption Instrument 2016/813 (Wholesale Charitable Investment Fundraising) and an “Affiliate” under the Banking Exemption No. 1 of 2017 of the Banking Act 1959.
CDF Sydney does not and will not offer, issue or sell products to individual retail investors who are not Associates and Affiliates, and as such, its products are not retail products and are therefore not available to the general public.