Catholic Charities Receives $20,000 Grant from Bank of America 
to Help ‘Most Vulnerable’ in Diocese of Wilmington

May 7, 2024 – Wilmington, DE – Catholic Charities, Inc. of the Diocese of Wilmington, a local non-profit organization dedicated to addressing human suffering and providing services to those in need, has received a $20,000 grant from Bank of America (BofA). 

The grant will help with homeless prevention, rapid rehousing, food assistance, financial coaching, and outpatient counseling, while improving economic mobility throughout Delaware. Catholic Charities’ programs address key barriers to housing stability and financial security for those in need, while creating access to case management services to promote long-term sustainability. 

“Catholic Charities is grateful for the $20,000 grant provided by Bank of America. This award will allow Catholic Charities to provide critical assistance with basic living expenses and counseling to the most vulnerable,” says Samantha Wallace, interim Executive Director. “We appreciate BofA’s generous support and continued investment in our mission and our community.” 

The grant is part of Bank of America’s philanthropic giving efforts in local communities. Awardees were selected for their commitment to address basic needs and workforce development for individuals and families. 

“Catholic Charities offers comprehensive resources that address the basic needs of our most vulnerable community members to ensure their well-being,” said Chip Rossi, Bank of America Delaware President. “By partnering with Catholic Charities, we support their work toward helping Delawareans access meaningful housing, food assistance, and behavioral health services that will help them to achieve success and long-term stability.”

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington is a faith-based, social services organization, delivering critical direct care human services to over 83,000 individuals and families residing in Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 69 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 3,800 retail financial centers, approximately 15,000 ATMs (automated teller machines) and award-winning digital banking with approximately 57 million verified digital users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business households through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BAC).

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