Hardship Relief Program
The Foundation provides financial grants to reduce the hardships of Justice Federal Members, and members of affiliated associations, and to their immediate families. It also may provide hardship grants to individuals, and organizations in the greater law enforcement and justice community. Additionally, the Foundation may provide financial grants to other nonprofits engaged in similar hardship relief programs.
Foundation assistance for individuals is intended for those qualified recipients who have experienced true emergencies, disasters, medical crises, or other personal hardships and tragedies which require a measure of temporary financial relief. The Foundation’s hardship program grants are not intended to provide long-term, continuous relief. The applicant bears the burden of sufficiently documenting the hardship. Based upon the available information provided, the Foundation Board of Directors or their designee(s) will determine the grant amount and must approve all hardship grants.
Foundation funding for the program will determine whether hardship grants are available.
The Foundation will make every effort within its resources to assist Credit Union Members and members of affiliated associations who are in dire need, however, unfortunately cannot help all who request assistance.
Every case depends on the facts and circumstances peculiar to that case, and is defined by the totality of the circumstances. The hardship grant information and any further information requested will be for the sole use of the Board of Directors, or their designee (s), and will be retained in the strictest confidence.
Financial hardship grants to individuals range from $250 up to $3,000. Once a grant decision is made by the Directors, the financial hardship grant application will not be reviewed or considered additional times unless there is significant new and specifically relevant information.
How to Obtain Assistance
A Foundation assistance grant application with preliminary information must be filled out in full and submitted by email or mail to the Foundation.
The preliminary information in the grant application is required by the Directors of the Foundation so they may review it, determine the next steps in the process and ultimately approve or disapprove whether any financial hardship grant will be made.
Request a Foundation Assistance Grant application by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 703.480.5300, extension 3158.
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Justice Federal Credit Union Foundation
5175 Parkstone Drive, Suite 200
Chantilly, VA 20151