THE EMERGENCY & TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUND was developed to complement the Foundation's traditional grant making by giving the Foundation the flexibility to respond effectively to organizations' needs in situations where timing may be a critical factor.

There are three areas where funding can be considered:

I. Emergency needs that would lead to a cessation of service or threaten the health and safety of the clientele and/or staff of the organization (An emergency is defined as a one-time occurrence that is beyond an organization's control and unrelated to any ongoing resource development or related issue);

II. Small discrete projects that proceed over a short time frame, are generally one time in nature of need, and can be effectively addressed through a grant in the range of $2,000 - $5,000; and,

III. Technical assistance, (e.g., board development, program planning, evaluation, strategic planning, resource development, fiscal management, and in-service training) intended to enhance or expand internal operating capacity, efficiency and effectiveness.

The ETA Fund is very limited, and therefore, highly competitive. Grants typically range between $2,000 and $5,000. The Fund may be exhausted before the end of the Foundation's fiscal year and priority will be given to requests for emergency needs.

To apply, please review the Steps to Apply section on this site.