The Casa Franciscana Outreach (CFO) was established in 1988 as a 501c(3) organization through the Franciscan Province of Saint Barbara.  Its purpose is to raise funds in support of the Casa Franciscana of Guaymas Mission and its programs as it continues to address the rudimentary needs of the poor.

The CFO, as a Franciscan organization, embraces service to the poor and promotes justice, peace, and care of creation, in the joyful and prophetic spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Toward this goal, it now provides over $400,000 each year for the important work of the mission.

The mission’s current programs address the many needs of the poor of Guaymas through its medical/dental clinic, dining room for poor adults, dining room for children, food packages for the home-bound, and many social services, and the latest project Fatima Youth Center. Outreach to migrants who travel through the area has been added to our external ministry. These programs have a life-changing impact on the poor of Guaymas.

CFO funding and the leadership of the Franciscan friars has helped to establish and institutionalize a number of important cultural and support programs in the Guaymas community over the past 34 years. These include a home for the elderly, an orphanage, a safe after-school recreational and life-skills program, and music academy for youth. These programs are now sustained through local donations and ongoing major donors, including the Mexican government.

The work of the CFO is realized by a committed group of volunteers. Fr. Martin Ibarra, director of the Guaymas Mission travels to make the mission cooperative plan appeals.  We sincerely appreciate your consideration. 

Paz y Bien,

Joe Klein, CFO Secretary

To learn more about the Casa Franciscana Outreach, visit,, and don’t forget to view their mission video below.

You can support the Casa Franciscana Outreach #2404 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #2404. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #2404 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Mission Cooperative Plan