This program provides emergency assistance to those individuals who are experiencing temporary financial difficulties. Emergency assistance is intended for immediate needs such as rent, security deposits, medical expenses, food, clothing, utility bills, and other basic living expenses.
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 emergency assistance from The Alexander Foundation within the previous 12-month period. The maximum amount of assistance is $200. Individuals may only receive emergency assistance three times.
Emergency assistance is processed once a week. All emergency assistance applications must come from a referring agency. Referring agencies must fax emergency assistance applications to the Alexander Foundation’s office for an applicant. Mailed applications will not be accepted. To learn more about this program, including the information required for emergency 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 Emergency 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.
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. A medical doctor 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.
Medical institutions must call The Alexander Foundation office at (303) 331-7733 or fax (303) 331-1953 to request Catastrophic Assistance for an applicant. Mailed applications will not be accepted. Catastrophic Assistance applications must originate from a medical institution, office, or clinic. To learn more about this program, including the information required for Catastrophic Assistance, please contact a referring agency.
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.
Referring agencies must respond to the request for applications usually sent in early November, or call The Alexander Foundation office at (303) 331-7733 or fax (303) 331-1953 to request Holiday Letter Assistance for an applicant. Applications mailed directly to The Alexander Foundation without referring agency certification will not be accepted. To learn more about this program, including the information required for Holiday Letter Assistance, please contact a 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 less than 500 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 application process is closed for the current year. Please check back for any updates.
Note: The Alexander Foundation does not accept scholarship applications online. You may print an application from our website. All materials must be submitted in hard copy form.
*LGBT: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender