Catholic Charities receives $15,000 capital grant from Delaware Community Foundation


August 7, 2008 — (Wilmington, DE) — Ms. Richelle Vible, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, is pleased to announce that Catholic Charities is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). This is one of 32 capital grants totaling $343,000 awarded to Delaware nonprofit organizations; the largest amount the Foundation has allocated for capital projects since the grant making program began in 1990, according to the DCF.

DCF capital grants may be used to fund construction, renovations or building repairs. Catholic Charities will use the money to help renovate and repair its facilities on Greenhill Avenue in Wilmington; Bayard House, its residential program serving homeless or transitional pregnant minors and young women in Wilmington; its Thrift Store in Wilmington and Casa San Francisco, its homeless shelter in Milton.

“Catholic Charities is very happy to be among this year’s DCF grant recipients,” said Ms. Vible. “Thanks to their help, we will be able to make needed repairs and upgrades to our facilities, enabling us to safely and comfortably serve those in need for years to come.”

The Delaware Community Foundation connects people who care with causes that matter. It manages charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations and distributes the income from the funds as grants to many nonprofit organizations in Delaware. The DCF also works with charitable organizations to assess and meet community needs. More information is available on the Web at @link href=’’> or by calling 302-571-8004.

Catholic Charities directs and coordinates the charitable and social service programs of the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington, offering a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged and build human relationships throughout the Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The Catholic Diocese of Wilmington was established in 1868 and comprises 58 parishes, 18 missions and 35 schools serving the State of Delaware and the nine counties of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. More information about the Diocese of Wilmington and the work of Catholic Charities is available on the Web at @link href=’’>