Local Poverty Relief Fund

The Diocese of Allentown is accepting grant applications for the Diocesan Poverty Relief Fund.

Diocesan Poverty Relief grants, which are funded by a special annual second collection, support a wide range of local projects and services that alleviate and address poverty in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

This year’s Poverty Relief Fund collection will take place during the weekend of Nov. 16-17

Poverty Relief Fund Grant Applications may be submitted using the online form or by mail. 

Click here for the new online application!

Under the word Resources on this page, you'll find the guidelines and the printable applications. 

Projects and organizations, including St. Vincent de Paul Societies, which involve active participation from Diocesan parishes, schools, and other ministries, are strongly encouraged to apply.

For additional information, feel free to contact Paul Acampora by email or phone: 610-871-5200 ext. 2210 or Michele Mullikin by email or phone: 610-871-5200 ext. 2282.

Application deadline is Friday, November 15.