Applications Now Open for Diocese of Allentown’s Poverty Relief Fund Grants

Guidelines and applications for the Diocese of Allentown’s Poverty Relief Fund Grants are now available at

Diocesan Poverty Relief grants, which are funded by parishioners who contribute to a special annual second collection, support a wide range of local projects and services that alleviate and address poverty throughout the Diocese of Allentown.

This year’s Poverty Relief Fund collection will take place during the weekend of Nov. 21-22. Contributions to the Poverty Relief Fund can also be made online at

“The annual Poverty Relief collection is an important part of our Diocesan commitment to serve children, families, and adults throughout our community,” said Bishop Alfred Schlert. “We are very blessed that so many kind and faithful parishioners in the Diocese of Allentown answer Christ’s call to provide for the neediest among us.”

During 2020, the Diocese of Allentown has provided more than $9.3 million in emergency food, financial assistance, medical care, and scholarship for Catholic education to people – regardless of their faith – in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Projects and organizations which involve active participation from diocesan parishes, schools, and other ministries, are strongly encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Friday, November 20.

For additional information, visit or contact Paul Acampora by email ( or phone (610-871-5200 ext. 2210).


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