Knights of Columbus
We change lives, we save lives
The Knights of Columbus founded in 1882 is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, with more than 1.9 million members serving in over 15,342 Councils throughout world.

In 2016, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 18th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from $175 million in 2015 to a new total of $177,500,673 in 2016. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2016, volunteering more than 75 million hours of service.