Local Poverty Relief Fund

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


Proceeds from the annual Diocesan collection are used to fund projects and services that alleviate or address poverty as approved by the Bishop of the Diocese. This year’s collection will be the weekend of Nov. 17-18.


Organizations within the Diocese of Allentown, including St. Vincent de Paul Societies, are encouraged to apply. Requests from individuals will not be considered.


Projects must demonstrate appropriate use of funds, oversight and fidelity to Church teachings. Organizations that receive these funds must not participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Church.


The active participation of Catholic pastors, parishes and other institutions is encouraged.


The amount of funds collected will determine the number and amount of grants awarded. Grant requests cannot exceed $10,000.


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


Applications must be completed and returned by Friday, Nov. 16 to receive a response by March 1, 2019.