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.
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The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants for 2014 and 2015. 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 16, 2014, September 5, 2014, December 12, 2014, March 20, 2015 and May 15, 2015.
Please contact Melanie English at (603) 663-0166 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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 $200,000. This total is the highest amount raised in over a decade.
The 2013 campaign, under the volunteer leadership of Ronald H. Covey, Jr., achieved a total of $200,470. The conclusion of this year’s campaign was celebrated at the annual summer reception on September 5 at Trudel House.
CLICK HERE to view a list of BCAF grant recipients from August 1, 2013 - September 30, 2014
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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