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Request for Assistance

You must complete the form in order to be considered for assistance.  Incomplete forms will be returned until all requested information is provided.

Please Note: We are located in Columbus, Ohio, and we are only able to serve people in our local region, Central Ohio.  This includes people who live in the following counties in the Columbus, OH area:  Franklin, Union, Delaware, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison.

Applications are only accepted online.  No paper applications are accepted.  Further instructions can be found here: SGF Application Instructions

Application for Help

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Qualifying Questions

Please answer the following questions to see if you meet our guidelines before finishing the application.
You must live in central Ohio, in the counties of Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, and Union. Applications from outside this area are not eligible and will be denied.
To qualify for SGF assistance, applicants need to have a solid work history.
SGF does not provide assistance to applicants who are already receiving public assistance.
We are not a long term solution to ongoing financial struggles. We exist to help people with a short term problem to get back on their feet.
SGF provides one-time assistance to those in need. Larger problems that require repeated help from multiple sources are beyond the scope of what SGF can do.
SGF provides one-time assistance to those in need. People who have been helped by SGF in the past are not eligible for help from SGF.
The goal of SGF is to help hard working people stay financially independent by helping them get through an unexpected problem. We are not a long-term solution to ongoing financial difficulties.
In general, your answers to the above questions must be "True" in order to be considered for help from SGF. However, if you answered "False" and you think you still qualify to be considered for assistance from SGF, please explain here.

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