Grants are distributed based on a qualifying event and documented financial need. A qualifying event is the crisis you experience that creates a financial need in your life. IRS tax laws require that a grant recipient have an approved and documented qualifying event in order to keep grants tax-free for everyone.
To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must have an approved qualifying event and be either (a) an employee employed by The MENTOR Network or a partner organization for a minimum of six months, (b) a non-Mentor independent contractor with at least 300 hours of contracted billable time in the past six months or (c) a Mentor independent contractor with at least at least 90 contracted billable days in the past six months.
Network Angels focuses on the necessities required for daily living, for example:
- Temporary shelter, food and clothing after a fire or natural disaster
- Utility bills that have gone unpaid because of extraordinary medical expenses
- Back rent or mortgage payments after an accident or illness has left an employee or their spouse unable to work for an extended period of time
- Funeral expenses for an immediate family member