Thanks to a generous bequest from Leo DeVany, the Cathedral Commnity is privileged to maintain a fund to improve the lives of the poor among us.
The DeVany Fund provides financial assistance to agencies, church ministries and other organizations that provide direct assistance to the poor or that work to address issues that impact the poor. For example, grants have been awarded to assist with providing winter clothing, indigent burial, tutoring services, skill building, after-school supports, emergency services or job training. DeVany Fund grants may not be used to provide individual donations to cover a person’s personal needs.
All grants proposals must support charitable works that are consistent with the moral, ethical and doctrinal teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Grant awards range from $500 to $5,000; the number of awards depends on the growth of the fund.
Applications are due by May 30th each year and recipients will be announced by June 30th of each year. Questions about the DeVany Fund or eligibility for grants may be directed to Carla Palumbo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-647-4072.