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 nearly 2 million members serving in over 15,342 Councils throughout the 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.