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ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

COMMUNITY & CATASTROPHIC ASSISTANCE APPLICATION PROCESS
All Assistance Program applications MUST come from a Referral Agency. Applications are processed as they are received, and distributions occur within three to four weeks of receipt of the completed application.
 
Referral Agencies must fax or e-mail assistance applications to The Alexander Foundation’s office on behalf of an applicant; mailed applications will not be accepted. To learn more about these programs, including the information required for Community Assistance and Catastrophic Assistance Grants, please contact a Referral Agency.
COMMUNITY ASSISTANCE GRANT
This program provides assistance to those individuals who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Community Assistance is intended for immediate needs such as rent, security deposits, medical expenses, food, clothing, utility bills, and other basic living expenses. Assistance checks are issues only to third parties; for example, the recipient’s landlord or utility company.

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Part of the LGBT community

  • Reside in Colorado

  • Pre-approved by a recognized Referral Agency

Applicants must demonstrate financial need and must not have received Community Assistance from The Alexander Foundation within the previous 12-month period. The maximum amount of assistance is $200. Individuals may only receive assistance three (3) times.

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINEERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB OF COLORADO CATASTROPHIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

This program is intended to provide support to those who are at risk of losing their ability to provide basic life needs due to treatment or complications related to cancer, a catastrophic illness, or a serious illness. Examples include medical care, housing, food, clothing, phones, and utilities. Unlike one-time assistance provided through the Community Assistance Program, this program provides fixed monthly assistance for up to 12 months. The amount of assistance is determined by the recipients’ needs but cannot exceed $2400 (or $200 per month).

Eligibility

Applicants must be:

  • Part of the LGBT community

  • Reside in Colorado

  • Have been diagnosed with a form of cancer, catastrophic illness, or serious injury. HIV positive status alone does not qualify someone for this program.

  • The applicant’s healthcare provider must certify the condition or diagnosis.

Applicants must demonstrate financial need, and cannot have received financial assistance from the Foundation during the previous 6 months. The “Certification of Medical Condition” must come from the applicant’s healthcare provider, and may also be e-mailed or faxed.

HOLIDAY LETTER ASSISTANCE

The Holiday Letter Assistance program provides one-time assistance during the traditional holiday season from November through December. The amount of assistance is based on need and the financial support appeal response from the community.

Eligibility

The recipient must be:

  • Part of the LGBT community

  • Reside in Colorado

  • Demonstrate financial need 

A certification from a Referral Agency must accompany the application. Individuals may receive Holiday Letter Assistance a maximum of three times. Holiday letter Assistance is issued to third parties based on the need expressed in the application.

Application Process

Three to four weeks before the deadline, The Alexander Foundation’s Assistance Programs Director will notify Referral Agencies when Holiday Letter Assistance applications are due (typically at the end of November/early December). Referring agencies are encouraged to contact The Alexander Foundation to ensure all mailed applications have been received.