Funding In Part By

BBBSZ Emergency Fund Straker Foundation

How Does It Work?

Emergencies and unexpected financial hardships happen. Big Brothers Big Sisters wants to be better able to serve and support our Bigs, Littles, and families. Through our applications process, you can receive up to $500 to cover the cost of the unexpected. This could include:

  •  Utility bill
  •  Medical bill
  •  Support with an activity (Ex. Summer camp, school/educational trip, basic needs, etc.)

Many other financial emergencies will be considered.

BBBSZ Emergency Fund Straker Foundation Online Application

Who Qualifies?

To qualify for the Emergency Grant, you need to:

  •  Be enrolled in any of the Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.
  •  Provide documentation of the financial emergency.

After your application is received, a decision will typically be made within 48 hours. The grant is made payable directly to the vendor.

Financial awards are given one time per household and are based on emergency and financial needs. Awards will be determined at the discretion of the Executive Director and BBBSZ team. Awards will be made until funding is exhausted.

Online Application

Assistance is granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Thank you to our corporate sponsors!