The following form was developed to provide a mechanism to provide rapid relief while remaining in compliance with IRS regulations regarding disaster relief to individuals. The foundation’s decision about how its funds will be distributed must be based on an objective evaluation of the victim’s needs and loss at the time the grant is made.
Immediately after a grant request is submitted the Foundation will acknowledge the submission, we estimate it could take up to 60 days to approve and distribute grant funds or alert the applicant that their request was denied. The reason it could take that much time is because we work to raise as much funds as possible for each grant applicant.
Eligibility is based on if the applicant lives or works in an AD member or supplier community and was impacted by a natural disaster. Individuals and families do not have to be totally destitute to be eligible to receive assistance; they may be temporarily unable to be self-sufficient as a result of sudden & severe emergency.
Under established rules, charitable funds cannot be distributed to individuals merely because they are victims of a disaster. In any event, there are no restrictions on the grant recipient’s use of donated material or grant funds.
Please be advised, the IRS requires that foundations make their annual returns open to public inspection and disclose a grant recipient’s identity and address, the grant amount, and a description of the grant purpose.
PURPOSEMaterial and or cash grants for individuals and families who require assistance due to disaster, such as hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, earthquakes, etc.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR ASSISTANCEEligibility is based on if the applicant lives or works in an AD member or supplier community and was impacted by a natural disaster. And if individuals and families are temporarily unable to be self-sufficient as a result of sudden & severe emergency.
APPLICATION DEADLINEDue to the immediacy of this form of assistance, this application must be submitted within 5 weeks of the disaster.
HOW TO APPLYSections 1-5 should be filled out by the nominator or the applicant. The completed form should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org or 500 E. Swedesford Road, Wayne PA 19087