Refer a Child

Grant Criteria

CORE provides support to children and families of food and beverage employees navigating a life-altering circumstance or condition who are currently employed (or were at the time of circumstance) by a food or beverage operator. Following an application process and a review by the members of the Executive Board of CORE, grant funds will be distributed to the most pressing areas of need determined by the family and CORE’s Executive Director. CORE provides grants of support in amounts up to but not in excess of $10,000. CORE reserves the right to: determine which circumstances and conditions qualify as life-altering; grant support in amounts less than $10,000; grant support in excess of $10,000 in situations of extreme need or circumstance as approved by the Executive Board; determine how CORE grant funds are distributed and expended in fulfillment of each grant. CORE families may reapply for support after a period of at least three (3) years has transpired since the date of grant distribution.

Qualifying events include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosed Medical Condition (child or parent)
  • Injury or Accident (child or parent)
  • Death of an immediate family member (child or parent)
  • Natural disaster, fire or other unexpected housing emergency

Types of expenses we cover include but are not limited to:

  • Rent or mortgage
  • Utilities such as electric, gas, water and sewer
  • Funeral expenses including travel to out of town funerals
  • Medical bills/supplies
  • Therapy sessions/equipment
  • Hospital expenses for family: travel, hotel stays, food, gas, etc.
  • Other child needs: diapers, formula, etc.
  • Childcare costs

Expenses we DO NOT cover:

  • Cable/Internet service
  • Direct Cash/Check to Family

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I certify that the information contained in this application is true, correct and complete. By submitting this application below, I authorize CORE to request additional information as deemed necessary in the process of reviewing my request. I understand that this authorization is voluntary and may be revoked at any time by giving written notice of my revocation to the organization contact listed in this application.

I understand that the organization may contact the prospective General Manager or Director of the food and beverage service establishment's place of work for additional information regarding the application, and that it may be necessary for CORE to share certain details regarding my application with that person.