Grants to Individuals and Families: Questions You Might Have
What is the goal?
To provide one-time financial assistance to individuals and families living in Yamhill County. We fund a wide range of basic necessities, including gift cards for groceries and gas; laundry vouchers; eyeglasses, dental exams, and other medical expenses; hygiene kits; shoes and clothing; household repairs and furniture.
We can often provide last-resort assistance for those who have no other options.
Who are the recipients of assistance? Most recipients are low-income adults who are experiencing temporary hardship.
Should a person seeking help contact Give a Little directly?
We work behind the scenes as a second-tier, or back-up, foundation. Given our back-up role, we cannot take applications directly from clients.
We partner with a wide range of local frontline groups (such as social service, religious, and government organizations as well as other nonprofits) that identify for us clients with genuine pressing needs.
Please see Help someone in troubleon our website for further information on how individuals can find an appropriate frontline organization to begin the process of applying for for assistance.
How can Give a Little be sure the money is used as intended?
We always pay the service providers directly rather than the individuals themselves.
Can one-time funding really help with serious problems?
In many cases, yes. The money buys time for recipients to find new employment, recover from an illness, apply for housing or food vouchers, or find other solutions.
We find that people are often creative in helping themselves if given the chance.
From a recipient: You have helped alleviate the hopelessness I have felt for so long. I realize that I am not alone in the world."