Member Assistance Grants

One of the most meaningful aspects of membership in Alpha Chi Omega is the comfort of knowing you have the support of loyal sisters through life’s unpredictable moments. We know our members face ups, downs and events that will significantly alter their lives. To help our sisters through times of hardship, Alpha Chi Omega provides member assistance grants to assist with financial struggles.
These grants are reserved for members facing extreme financial emergency in meeting their basic needs of life (food, shelter, medical expenses, etc.) and cannot be used to pay dues and fees associated with Alpha Chi Omega membership.

Grant amounts vary each year depending on market returns on our endowed funds and the distribution voted on annually by the Board of Trustees; however, typical grants range from $250-$2,000. Grants are made possible by generous donors who have established endowed funds with the Foundation and through the Foundation’s Alpha Chi Assistance Fund and Disaster Relief Member Assistance Fund. To see a list of member assistance funds, click here. (You must log in using your username and password to view the fund listing).

Want to help other sisters in need? Make a gift to a member assistance fund.

In the spring of 2020, the Foundation used reserve funds to provide more than $135,000 in grants to sisters impacted by the emergency measures enacted by universities, communities and employers during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Foundation continues to support sisters who are struggling financially due to the pandemic and we encourage those with significant emergency needs to apply. However, member assistance funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year, particularly those designated for collegiate members, are limited.

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis.

To apply for a member assistance grant, uses these links:



For more information or questions, contact Marsha Grady, chief development officer.
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