Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Our mission: We provide assistance to individuals living and/or working in Blaine County who are experiencing financial hardship due to an unanticipated crisis.
The awards from BCCF are need-based, and criteria include access to other resources (such as federal & state benefits, savings, other community-based relief or support, etc.), household size, and recent employment changes. There are many ways that applicants can attempt to address their financial crisis before they contact the BCCF. Please refer to these Community Resources. Applicants should be ready to demonstrate how they have already attempted to address their crisis.
Because of the current “shelter in place” due to COVID-19, and resulting closure of businesses and schools, priority for those affected by these situations will be considered over others.
These awards are intended to help with household expenses that are in immediate need of payment and cannot be deferred or negotiated. These may include health insurance premiums, immediate medical needs such as medication, rent, car insurance payment, or other immediate expenses.
To apply click here (in English & Spanish): Blaine County Charitable Fund financial relief application & FAQs
Applications are due the last day of the prior week/month for consideration. (i.e. submit application by Friday to be reviewed the following Wednesday or by December 31st for review in January).
Applications are reviewed by the BCCF Board of Directors monthly, but during the COVID-19 pandemic the board will attempt weekly review. This review typically (though not always) occurs on the first Wednesday of each month, or the Wednesday of each week during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Thank you to so many generous people that have come forward with support! We will need to build adequate resources in order to be responsive to the needs that are approved by BCCF. 100% of your donation will go to those who are approved for assistance with basic living expenses that cannot otherwise be deferred or negotiated! DONATE NOW!
We are in the process of securing our 501(c)(3) status. Once approved, all donations will be retroactively tax deductible.