Emergency Assistance Fund

Each year a portion of the Bishop's Annual Appeal (BAA) funds are set aside to assist parishes, missions, and schools with funding for critical maintenance needs. In 2017, the amount that has been budgeted for distribution is $100,000. With this funding, we are able to provide a direct line of assistance to our parishes and schools so that they may continue to minister to their parishioners and educate their students effectively.

The grant application must be fully completed, reviewed and signed by the Pastor or Parish Administrator. The Pastor must sign whether the application is on behalf of a parish, mission or school. All applications must include supporting documentation in the form of work estimates or paid receipts. Please take a moment to review the EAF Guideline; it should help to answer most questions. The EAF Review Committee will carefully consider all applications and make recommendations to the Vicar General. Final approval of awards will be made by the Bishop of Charleston.

There are two rounds available to submit applications. The deadlines for submission are as follows:
  • Round One – April 1st Deadline, Notification by May 15th
  • Round Two – September 1st Deadline, Notification by October 15th
Applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed to:
Anne Durney:
Development Assistant:
Diocese of Charleston:
Office of Stewardship and Mission Advancement:
P. O. Box 31257:
Charleston, SC 29417:
adurney@catholic-doc.org:
Phone : (843) 261-0437:
Fax: (843) 804-9408:
2017 Grant Guidelines
Emergency Assist fund writable form