A look at who the Knights of Columbus are. If you are wondering, “Why join the Knights of Columbus?” or if you’re already a member and looking to answer that question for others, this overview explores who the Knights of Columbus are and what we do in the areas of Charity, Faith and Security for families.
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal organization. We are a band of brothers, a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor.
If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving the Church and your parish, growing in your faith or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.
The Knights of Columbus (KofC) was founded in 1882 by the Venerable Servant of God Michael McGivney, a parish priest in New Haven, Conn. The Knights has grown to become the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.8 million members worldwide. In the last fraternal year, the Order donated more than $170 million and more than 70.5 million hours of service to charitable causes.