The mission of the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund is to present to the City of Philadelphia, its citizens and visitors from around the world a lasting memorial honoring the life and accomplishments of the
19th-century civil rights activist Octavius V. Catto. 

In 2004, the Memorial Fund was established with the long-term purpose of broadening public awareness about the contributions of African Americans throughout American history, locally, regionally and nationally. The memorial will become the catalyst for revealing and interpreting this history through ongoing educational programming.


Our Fiscal Sponsor

The Philadelphia Foundation, serving as our fiscal agent, accepts all contributions on behalf of the Octavius V. Catto Memorial Fund, a 501(c)3. Click here to visit their site to make a tax-deductible contribution.