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.
Applicants must be LGBT*, reside in Colorado, and 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.
All Community Assistance applications must come from a referring agency. Applications are processed as they are received, and distributions occur within three to four weeks of receipt of the completed application. Referring agencies must fax or e-mail Community Assistance applications to The Alexander Foundation’s office on behalf of an applicant. Mailed applications will not be accepted. To learn more about this program, including the information required for Community Assistance, please contact a referring agency.
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).
Applicants must be LGBT*, reside in Colorado, and 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. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and cannot have received financial assistance from the Foundation during the previous 6 months.
All Catastrophic Assistance applications must come from a referring agency via e-mail or fax. The “Certification of Medical Condition” (page 4 of the application) must come from the applicant’s healthcare provider, and may also be e-mailed or faxed. Mailed applications or applications sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted. Applications are processed as they are receive, and the distribution of the recipient’s first month of assistance will occur within three to four weeks of receipt of the completed application. Click on the link to connect with a referring agency for assistance with submitting a Catastrophic Assistance grant application.
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.
The recipient must be LGBT*, a Colorado resident, and demonstrate financial need. A certification from a referring 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.
Three to four weeks before the deadline, The Alexander Foundation’s assistance director will notify referring agencies when Holiday Letter Assistance applications are due (typically at the end of November/early December). Referring agencies must return completed Holiday Letter Assistance applications by mail to:
The Alexander Foundation
P.O. Box 1995
Denver, CO 80201-1995
Referring agencies are encouraged to contact The Alexander Foundation to ensure all mailed applications have been received. Please click on the link to see a list of referring agency.
Scholarships awarded from The Alexander Foundation provide financial assistance to those seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree of higher education from an accredited institution in the State of Colorado. Selection for awards are based on merit, need, and service to the LGBT* community. Annual scholarship award amounts range from $300 to $3,000.
The recipient must be LGBT*, a Colorado resident (photocopy of State or Federally issued ID required), and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must be attending an accredited institution of higher education within the State of Colorado. Applicants may apply as often as they wish, however, recipients are limited to a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000.
Submissions for consideration should consist of a fully completed application form, a personal essay of 500 words or less describing the applicants future goals and need for scholarship, and two letters of recommendation (must be original and signed, including at least one academic reference on school letterhead/stationery from one of your instructors). The scholarship applicant’s contact information will be shared within the Foundation and applicants may be contacted about foundation activities. Contact information will not be shared externally.
The 2015 Scholarship application had ended. Please look for our announcement for the next scholarship cycle in Spring 2016.
*LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender