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Press Release: Porto Charities Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

Jul 28, 2021

Porto Charities, Inc. has provided grants of over $75,000 to ten Catholic Schools and the Diocese of Arlington to support inclusive education efforts. Schools submitted applications in March of 2021 and were chosen for their commitment to inclusive Catholic education for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The recipients are:

  • Diocese of Arlington

  • The Basilica School of St. Mary, Alexandria, VA

  • Bishop Ireton HS, Alexandria, VA

  • Bishop Denis J. O'Connell HS, Arlington, VA

  • Holy Spirit School, Annandale, VA

  • St. Anthony of Padua School, Falls Church, VA

  • St. John Paul the Great HS, Potomac Shores, VA

  • St. Mark Evangelist School, Vienna, VA

  • St. Theresa School, Ashburn, VA

  • St. Thomas More School, Arlington, VA

  • St. Veronica School, Chantilly, VA

Porto Charities, Inc. looks forward to a continuing partnership with these schools and expanding its outreach to even more schools in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington in the years to come.

For more information on how you or your company can support Porto’s mission, please contact: Mr. Larry Rzepka, Executive Director, at or visit Porto Charities Inc. at

Porto Charities Inc. is a recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the educational, employment and housing resources available to young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through a grants program in the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, VA.

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