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 difficult moments. We know our members face ups, downs and events that will significantly alter their lives. To help 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 difficulties 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. These grants are not intended to assist with educational expenses except under certain emergency circumstances.
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 $500-$2,000. Member assistance grants are awarded on an ongoing basis on a first-come, first-served basis until budgeted current year distributions are depleted.
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.
Want to help other sisters in need? Make a gift to a member assistance fund.
Interested in learning how you can establish an endowed fund to provide member assistance grants for sisters in need? Click here to learn more about endowed funds.
Need assistance during a difficult time of your life? Applications are accepted and reviewed on a continuous basis.
apply for a member assistance grant
For more information or questions, contact Foundation Operations Manager Erin Parks.