St. Joseph’s Peruvian Endowment

For the past 25 years Father Joseph Uhen and his mission staff, through the St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission, have been working to address the acute needs and long-term development of the poor in Piura, Peru.

Through their hard work and with the aid of visiting missionaries and generous donors, the mission funds programs that provide housing, nutrition, medical care, education, loans, legal aid, farming aid, and more. There has been much good work done through the people who believe in God, trust in God and want to help the poor, but the continued need in Piura is great.

The Dallas Foundation

The St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission Fund endowment has been set up through the Dallas Foundation, a community foundation founded in 1929. The Dallas Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of The St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission Fund, a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, Federal Tax ID 75-2890371.

Component funds come under the umbrella of The Dallas Foundation’s federal recognition as a tax-exempt, publicly support charity, and are state exemption from paying sales tax on purchases necessary to the function of the organization. All money distributed from the endowment will be for the sole purpose of supporting the St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission.

Make a difference that will last.

If you prefer to mail a donation, you can send us a check. Please mention the fund to which you want your donation applied. Your check can be mailed to:

The Dallas Foundation, Dept# 42321
P.O. Box 650823, Dallas, TX 75265-0823

If you have questions, please contact Jessica Whitsitt or Leigh Mundinger.


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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary

Join in celebrating the 25th anniversary of Father Joseph Uhen’s residency in Peru. To both honor his service and to ensure the next generation of poor in Piura access to continued vital assistance, The St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission Endowment Fund is being established.

The endowment will sustain St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission along with the mission staff and visiting missionaries whose work has been inspired by their Catholic faith and their desire to help the poor people of Piura. This endowment will ensure the St. Joseph’s Peruvian Mission staff is able to continue to respond to these needs for another 25 years.

“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.”

St. Vincent de Paul

“Darkness can only be scattered by light, hatred can only be conquered by love.”

St. John Paul II

"I was hungry and you gave me to eat, naked and you clothed me, without shelter and you took me in..."

Matthew 25:31