THE FOUNDERS HERMANDAD

COMMUNITY FUND

ABOUT

In recognition of the great challenges affecting our Hermanos due to COVID-19 and other societal upheavals, La Fraternidad (LUL) and La Unidad Latina Service and Education Fund (SEF) have partnered together to launch an emergency relief fund for the benefit of Hermanos of LUL; The Founders Hermandad Community Fund (HCF).  HCF has been funded with an initial $30,000 donation which we will seek to grow through additional tax deductible donations.

Goals:

The primary goal of HCF is to support and assist Hermanos in times of extreme crisis, disaster, pandemics, and other periods of great hardship and need.  The initial focus of HCF is to assist with needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anticipated types of need include medical expenses, housing and food expenses, transportation expenses, and funeral expenses.  HCF is intended to fill needs that are not readily met by current public and private aid and relief resources. Proceeds from HCF may not be used for non-essential needs, luxuries, or entertainment. 

WHO CAN APPLY TO RECEIVE AID?

All Hermanos of La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc., including undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, are eligible to apply for aid.

WHO CAN APPLY TO RECEIVE THIS GRANT?

WHO CAN APPLY TO RECEIVE THIS GRANT?

WHAT AMOUNT OF FUNDING WILL BE AWARDED TO THE RECIPIENTS?

Currently, aid recipients may receive between $250 and $500 and will have no repayment requirement. These amounts may change in the future.

AID CRITERIA:

Aid will be determined based on the following criteria: 

  • The applicant is an Hermano of La Unidad Latina.

  • The applicant demonstrates unmet financial need arising from illness, job loss, or other consequence of COVID-19 or other health or societal emergency, including, but not limited to: 

    • Transportation expenses (e.g. costs related to travelling from a university to your home because of the suspension of school or to attend to an ill family member);

    • Temporary housing costs (including hotel, airbnb, etc.)

    • Food and essential supply costs 

    • Medical expenses not covered by insurance, including copays and deductibles (out of pocket expenses must be documented, however, if such documentation is not available at the time of the application, an award may be granted on the condition that documentation is subsequently provided).

TYPE OF DOCUMENTATION THAT MAY BE REQUIRED

  • Letters and statements from employer showing loss of employment;

  • Proof that university housing has been lost due to the closure of on campus instruction;

  • Medical bills;

  • Affidavit that the expenses being claimed are unmet by third party sources; and

  • Other evidence and documentation reasonably required by LULSEF.

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LULSEF is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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