Vt. Catholic Charities distributes $55K in nonprofit support

Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc. has awarded grants to 26 nonprofits that make meaningful differences in the daily lives of individuals and families throughout Vermont. 

Funding for these “Bishop deGoesbriand grants” was made possible by parishioners all over Vermont whose donations to an Ash Wednesday parish collection totaled about $55,000.

Among the award winners was Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity in Williston, which will use the $1,500 awarded to help build affordable and energy efficient homes for low-income working families.

In a press release, Mary Beth Pinard, executive director of Catholic Charities, said, “Vermont Catholic Charities appreciates the tremendous support from parishioners throughout Vermont. Through this generosity, countless numbers of individuals will receive critical emotional and financial support.”

Vermont Catholic Charities has awarded more than 200 grants totaling more than $400,000 to local nonprofits seeking to support those in need in their communities since the program began in 2011.