About the Grant Application Process

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CORE Grants

If a family qualifies for CORE support, they receive a financial grant that is a gift. Each grant is unique and based on the applicant’s specific qualifying event. The following expenses are costs that may be covered by a CORE grant: rent/mortgage, utilities, medical supplies, medical or therapy equipment, therapies, prescriptions, over the counter medicine, travel costs, costs associated with a funeral, groceries, clothing, other essential needs a family might need to navigate their specific circumstance. We work with each family to create the best and most impactful grant for their family. All information provided to CORE is kept confidential. Documentation is required.

CORE reserves the right to determine which circumstances and conditions qualify as life-altering and determine how CORE grant funds are distributed in fulfillment of each grant. CORE families may reapply for support after (3) years since the date of grant distribution. If you are interested in applying for support or referring a family for support, please visit our grant application.

Qualifying Events

Qualifying events include but are not limited to:

• Diagnosed Medical Condition (child or parent)
• Injury or Accident (child or parent)
• Death of an immediate family member (child or parent)
• Documented domestic abuse (child or parent)
• Natural disaster (loss of life or home)

Expenses Covered

Types of expenses we cover include but are not limited to:

• Rent or mortgage
• Utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer
• Funeral expenses including travel to out of town funerals
• Medical bills/supplies
• Therapy sessions/equipment
• Hospital expenses for family: travel, hotel stays, food, gas, etc.
• Other child needs: diapers, formula, etc.
• Childcare costs

Expenses we DO NOT cover:

• Cable service
• Direct Cash/Check to Family
• Hospital bills
• Car repair
• Past due balances unrelated to circumstance

Reapplication Policy

Former CORE grant recipients may only reapply for CORE assistance when 12 full months have passed since the previous award date. Their new application can be for the same chronic condition that previously qualified them or for a new qualifying circumstance.  All existing CORE qualifying criteria must be relevant to a reapplicant’s case and adhere to CORE qualifying policies.


All CORE grant recipients are limited to a lifetime cap of $7,500. Once that amount is reached, a candidate is no longer eligible for CORE support. In extreme circumstances, a case may be presented to the Executive Board if the committee recognizes and agrees that the circumstance should qualify for additional assistance outside of the $7,500 cap.