Benevolence Fund FAQ

Benevolence Fund to Help Neighbors in Need

At times we all need a little help. We’ve all been there. That’s why in 2019, the CYCA board decided to start a benevolence fund. 

What does that mean? 

Every CYCA board member gives a yearly financial contribution above and beyond a membership. The money that is given by the board members is earmarked to a benevolence fund which goes directly to the residents of Cooper-Young community who may be in need of financial assistance because of unavoidable circumstances. 

Who is eligible to receive funds?

Those eligible to receive help from the benevolence fund are Residents of the Cooper-Young Community bounded by Central to the north, Southern to the south, Mclean to the west, and E Parkway to the east and residents of the Cooper-Young Community who are nominated by Cooper-Young residents to receive financial help. 

How can I donate or receive funds?

If you are in need of financial assistance or if you know a Cooper-Young resident who may need financial assistance please go to www.cooperyoung.org/benevolence or contact our office. 

We also accept nominations from the community that can be earmarked for the benevolence fund. If you would like to make a donation, please email info@cooperyoung.org or call our offices.

What are the guidelines for this fund?

This IS a direct payment to MLGW, your landlord, or a gift card to Kroger, CVS, etc. This IS NOT a check made out to you, or payment on a debt. Full benevolence fund guidelines can be requested at info@cooperyoung.org

Benevolence Fund Application

Nominate someone in need
  • If no email, please list no email address
  • If different than above. If no email, please list no email address
    Those eligible to receive help from the benevolence fund are Residents of the Cooper-Young Community bounded by Central to the north, Southern to the south, Mclean to the west, and E Parkway to the east and residents of the Cooper-Young Community who are nominated by Cooper-Young residents to receive financial help.
  • Cash or check cannot be personally given to an individual. Instead, it must be sent to a business or creditor in the name of the recipient. A gift card may be donated to the indivudal if approved by the CYCA board.
    Individuals or families seeking assistance from the Benevolence Fund shall follow the steps below: Obtain and submit an Application for Assistance from the Cooper-Young Community Association Benevolence Fund (along with all supporting documentation). Provide all additional documents and information requested by the CYCA Board of Directors. Review and approval of the Application, as well as communication of the amount and form of assistance, shall be done by the CYCA Board of Directors at the earliest possible date. The CYCA Board of Directors generally meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and ample time should be afforded for requests to be considered. This fund is for temporary financial need, not ongoing aid.