Benevolence GiftS

The purpose of the Generations Church Benevolence Gift is to provide financial aid to an individual who is in need on an urgent basis. The benevolence may not be applicable for cases which need long-term financial support. The church has the right to adjust or decline an applicant's request and may consider providing assistance other than monetary help. For other Contra Costa County resources call 211 - you will hear several support options that the county provides free of charge.


Read on for Benevolence Request guidelines and process. You'll find the link to apply at the bottom of this page.

BENEVOLENCE GIFT GUIDELINES

Gifts can only be granted based on the merit of the application of the requestor to meet primary short-term needs. These needs could include, but are not limited to:

  • Food
  • Housing
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • Medical Assistance (including counseling)

Benevolence gifts are not intended for the following:

  • Utility bills or reinstatement fees
  • Rent or mortgage payments (including down payments, deposits, association fees, etc)
  • Automotive expenses (including car payments, deposits, etc.)
  • Legal fees (including lawyer fees, bail, court fees, traffic violations, etc)
  • Long term and/or repetitive expenses

Benevolence funds can only be granted to a requestor or requestor's immediate family one time during a 12-month period


Assistance may be provided in the form of goods or services. The type of aid that is appropriate depends on the individual's needs and available resources..

BENVOLENCE FUND PROCESS

The applicant, or their representative, should click on the link below to access the online Benevolence Request Form.


Completed forms will be reviewed by the Generations Church leadership. The team will provide a final decision within 5-10 business days of receipt of the applicant's form. Please allow for the 10 day window to expire before inquiring about the status of the application. Note that we will try our best to respond more quickly for urgent needs.


Once a decision has been made, the applicant will be notified via the email address provided on the application form.


If the application is approved, a check will be issued, preferably to the vendor / business / service provider to which the applicant owes funds.


To apply for benevolence, CLICK HERE.