Children's Special Needs Grant Application

Children's Special Needs Grant Application

Make A Difference — "This is the first modified vehicle the family has ever owned. It is an awesome blessing! I am deeply grateful to the Community Foundation for helping to make this possible for us." -Karen Miller

Refer A Child

If you would like to refer a child for grant consideration from this special fund, please download and complete the forms included below. Submit them electronically to Salina Chicon, Grants and Projects Manager. A printed version will be accepted if the applicant is not able to submit electronically. The Community Foundation will contact the family for additional information.

NOTE: The Community Foundation respects the privacy of all children and families we serve. All medical information is confidential and is not disclosed with outside parties unless we have the consent of the child's parent(s) or guardian(s).

Eligibility Criteria

The criteria for eligible children:

  • Must be under 19 years of age
  • The child must live in San Benito County
  • Must be under a doctor's care with a critically ill or chronic illness
  • Must have financial need

The fund will consider support including, but not limited to to the following areas:

  • Equipment and accessories to enhance quality of life
  • Special therapeutic treatments outside of the medical field
  • Transportation, respite care, family counseling
  • Special recreational travel arrangements

The fund will NOT be used for the following areas:

  • Medical expenses
  • Hospital stays
  • Doctor bills
  • Medicine
  • ADA Home Modifications