Emergency Assistance

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The emergency assistance program is available to eligible full-time and part-time employees who are in good standing and meet the need-based financial qualifications, and are experiencing financial hardship. Certain times of crisis or emergencies do not require a financial-need-based qualification, but they are rare (ex. House fire, tornado). All Trilogy Community Foundation granting will be applied to a qualifying charitable class and must show financial need. The Foundation has adopted an industry best practice standard of defining charitable class as 350% times the federal poverty guidelines per person/family members in a household (https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines).

2022 Poverty Guidelines: 48 Contiguous States (all states except AK and HI)

Household/Family Size100%350%
1$13,590$47,565
2$18,310$64,085
3$23,030$80,605
4$27,750$97,125
5$32,470$113,645
6$37,190$130,165
7$41,910$146,685
8$46,630$163,205
9$51,350$179,725
10$56,070$196,245
11$60,790$212,765
12$65,510$229,285
13$70,230$245,805
14$74,950$262,325

The Executive Director for campus employees or the employee’s immediate supervisor at the Home Office must approve each request for emergency assistance for submission to the Selection Committee. The employee will submit third-party documentation to confirm the emergency with their application for assistance (accident report, hospital admission report).

Primary Family: This is defined as either the employee themselves or someone that they have primary responsibility for (spouse/domestic partner and dependent children, not parents of the employee).

  • Requests Not Funded: $0
    • Requests with Executive Director Denial
    • Requests from employees who received Foundation Assistance in the last 12 months. (Exceptions can only be made when the employee was awarded CDF $200, and then suffers a more serious occurrence. This 2 nd request may only be funded up to $800.)
    • Requests for assistance that exceed $1,000 on an annual basis will be directed to the Committee for additional consideration.
    • Requests related to hour adjustment due to census.
  • Campus Designated Awards: $200
    • Car Repair/Payment
    • Food Assistance
    • Utilities Shut Off/Payment
    • House Eviction
    • House repairs (when not created through natural disaster. E.g., Air-conditioner replacement, plumbing, etc.)
    • Non-life-threatening medical emergency for primary family member only
  • Foundation Designated Awards: $500 to $1,000
    • Life Threatening Medical Emergency for Primary family- (Cancer, Domestic Violence, etc.)
    • Death of an immediate primary family member
    • Catastrophic loss of property due to natural disaster- (Fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, etc.)
    • Domestic violence

Board approval is required for very rare extenuating circumstances over the $1,000 annual limit. The Trilogy Community Foundation (Foundation) will form a selection committee of Trilogy Community Foundation Board members to approve special requests above the $1,000 level for significant events, crises or situations that exceed the guidelines below. The Selection Committee will be formed on January 1 st of each year and each committee member will serve for one year.

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