The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is a not-for-profit organization within the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The Fund enables the Bishop of Manchester, through a board of directors, to make grants to not-for-profit organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. Volunteer lay men and women, who serve as Directors, make recommendations to the Bishop of Manchester for grants with an emphasis on meeting basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, heat and other necessities. The grants go to organizations in New Hampshire whose mission and operations are consistent with the mission of the Roman Catholic Church.
At a reception for donors and volunteers for the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF), the Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Tenth Bishop of Manchester, thanked all in attendance for raising more than $186,000. This total is the highest amount raised in over a decade. READ MORE
VIEW PHOTOS from the reception.
The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants for 2013. The BCAF gives preference to tax-exempt organizations that assist with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing and home heating. Guidelines and instructions on how to apply are available though the application form.
The board meets quarterly to review grant applications. If your organization is interested in applying for a grant we need your request in by noon on May 17, 2013, September 13, 2013 or December 13, 2013.
Please contact Melanie English at (603) 663-0166 or at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The 2012 campaign, under the volunteer leadership of Ronald H. Covey, Jr., achieved a total of $187,435. The conclusion of this year’s campaign was celebrated at the annual summer reception on September 6 at Trudel House.
CLICK HERE to view a list of BCAF grant recipients from October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
The BCAF has a volunteer board of directors that is responsible for both raising funds and reviewing and approving grant applications.
Information on the types of grants made by the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund as well as an application form are available to download.
The latest edition of the newsletter and listing of recent grants.
For more information, please contact:
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
Fax: (603) 669-0377
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