Boost funding, online giving and other resources are awarded to qualifying fundraising campaigns based on medical diagnosis, financial challenges and fundraising activities. Applications are reviewed weekly. Funding is prioritized for individuals/families burdened by substantial expenses due to a catastrophic medical condition.
Timelines and Award Criteria
Funding: Lend A Hand Up will award a $100 boost gift for every $500 raised, up to $5000 total boost per family For Example: $500 raised becomes $600, $5,000 raised becomes $6,000 and $25,000 becomes $30,000. ($1000 maximum boost per donor applies)
Online Campaign: Applications for boost funding and other resources may be submitted at any time. If approved, Boost Funding is awarded based on online gifts made through lendahandup.org, effective upon approval date (90 day maximum campaign). Gifts raised through other sites or by cash/check are not eligible.
Benefit/Events: Applications for boost funding and other resources must be submitted at least 30 days in advance of a scheduled benefit/community event (event must be open to the public). If approved, Boost Funding is awarded based on online gifts made through lendahandup.org, as well as cash and check gifts deposited into an established benefit fund, effective upon the formal approval date (90 day maximum campaign). Gifts raised on other online sites are not eligible for boost funding awards.
Note: A benefit/event may be added to an online campaign while in process without needing to submit a new application as long as event information is received and approved before the end of the 90 day campaign.
In follow-up to a 90 day campaign, recipient/families are not eligible for additional funding for at least 1 year.