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Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund


About the Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund

 

Patrick “Pat” McNulty is remembered for his warm, generous and loving heart, intelligence, and wonderful sense of humor. He loved to play basketball, loved children and dogs, and he was very proud of his Irish heritage. Pat struggled with substance use disorder and, after a long period of recovery, he relapsed and tragically lost his battle with addiction in March 2023. The Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund was established by Pat’s family in June 2023. The fund supports individuals recovering from substance use disorder who need assistance with costs associated with maintaining recovery.


 

 

Apply for support from the Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund

 

The Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund supports individuals recovering from substance use disorder who need assistance with costs associated with maintaining recovery. Upon approval of a grant application, recipients can receive reimbursement for expenses, such as but not limited to, background checks, child care, dental care, education, training, rental assistance, and other expenses related to rehabilitative transitioning.

Grant awards from the Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund will generally not exceed $500, unless a special exception is made by the committee.


Eligibility

Requirements
The following requirements MUST be met in order for an individual to be considered for the grant:

  1. Have a substance use disorder diagnosis from a medical or treatment professional
  2. Be transitioning from rehabilitation or treatment services

Preferences
The following criteria provide direction on how the applicant pool can be narrowed during the selection process. These criteria do NOT exclude potential applicants outright, but demonstrate donor intent for preferred candidates:

  1. Preference will be shown to applying individuals who:
    1. Live in Lackawanna County OR Northeastern Pennsylvania
    2. Have a demonstrated financial need
    3. Have received a recommendation from a supervisor or an authority figure in the individual’s rehabilitation process

Selection Procedures

  1. Individuals seeking support from these Funds will apply via the Foundation’s online application portal.
  2. Application will require individuals to indicate their qualifications and need for support.
  3. Applications will be reviewed by the award selection committee.
  4. Selections will be made based on the above stated criteria.
  5. The Foundation will notify the recipients of the award.
  6. The recipient will be responsible for submitting invoice(s) which can be either reimbursed to the recipient or paid to the vendors directly. Preference is to pay vendors directly, when possible.

 
Apply for Support

 

Once you have created an account in our online application portal, click “Apply” at the top of the page. Once on the “Apply” page, look for the “Patrick McNulty Memorial Fund Application”.