Cardinal Ritter Birthplace Foundation (CRBF) was created in 2004 as a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating and maintaining the Ritter house, telling the story of Cardinal Ritter, and preserving the remarkable legacy of this native son of New Albany, Indiana. (See Missions/Goals)  (See Board of Directors)

Today, more than 50 years since Cardinal Ritter’s 1967 passing, the CRBF strives to mirror his legacy in the place where he was born. The Ritter family house and bakery storefront has been tastefully renovated. Our community outreach partner is the Louisville-based Home of the Innocents (HOTI), whose goal is “to maintain the peace-filled, home-like atmosphere of Cardinal Ritter House while providing a safe, engaging therapeutic space in which clients and families can feel comfortable waiting for their service provider. (See Home of the Innocents)