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The #FinnItForward Fund was created by Finn It Forward, Affirmations, and other collaborative funders to assist LGBTQ+ individuals with emergency funding needs. 

Finn It Forward, a non-profit organization created to honor the legacy of Finn Huston exists to support and reward individuals who exemplify kindness, leadership, courage, and creativity. This includes advancement in education, fine arts, and music as well as supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Click here to visit FinnItForward.Org and learn more about the cause. 

Affirmations LGBTQ+ Community Center was founded in 1989 with a mission to provide a welcoming space where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and cultures can find support and unconditional acceptance, and where they can learn, grow, socialize and feel safe.

Click here to visit GoAffirmations.Org and learn more about the Center.

What does the fund help with?

  • Food/nutrition
  • Medical care, dental care, medications (co-pays and one-time assistance)
  • Transportation (bus tickets, gasoline, one-time car payments)
  • Housing/eviction assistance to prevent homelessness (lease app fees, one-time rent assistance)
  • Utility bills (gas, water, electric)
  • Job training/workforce development (certification classes, application fees, tuition)
  • Other critical bills

Am I Eligible?

  • All candidates are allowed one consideration every 6 months

How Will I Know If My Request Has Been Approved?

  • After filling out the electronic form below, all disbursements will be reviewed by 5 individuals made up of at least one Affirmations staff member, one community volunteer, and one member from Finn It Forward with decisions made within 5 days of the request or sooner. You will then receive a phone call or email notifying you of your request status. 

How Soon Will A Payment Be Made To A Vendor Once My Request Has Been Approved?

  • These will be made directly to the vendor, utility company, etc., and not directly to the individual making the request. Payments exceeding $500.00 may require additional documentation for approval. The balance must first be verified with the vendor. Please note that payment could take up to at least one business day following the committee's decision
Please Fill Out The Electronic Application Form Below
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First Name
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State/Province
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These are the pronouns you prefer that other people use when referring to you. For example, if you use she/her/hers pronouns, we would say "She applied to be a counseling intern"
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What is your preferred method of communication?
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At some point, the committee members will need to be able to contact you
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