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Who We Help

Who SGF Can Help

  • As a private charitable foundation, SGF reserves its assistance for people who are sponsored by a member of the SGF’s board of directors.  We do not accept applications from the general public.
  • Our hope is to help people with a solid work history who have fallen on hard times due to a temporary situation that overwhelms them, such as
    • Sudden health problem
    • Loss of job through no fault of their own, such as downsizing
    • Unexpected major expenses

What SGF Does

  • When a person in need is identified and sponsored by a member of the SGF board, we collect information from the individual about their situation.
  • If the person qualifies for assistance based on the application, SGF determines what assistance will be provided and directly pays those expenses.
  • We also host spirit days where we select members of the community who appear to need help with direct assistance on the spot for things like groceries, school supplies, Christmas gifts, etc.

Who SGF Cannot Help

  • We do not help people with long-term problems where our help would not solve the problem
  • We do not help people who are currently receiving welfare or other public assistance

What SGF Does Not Do

  • We do not give people cash directly – SGF pays verified expenses directly
  • We do not provide assistance more than once to any person or their immediate family or member of their household.
  • We do not provide long term assistance

SGF treats people fairly, regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation.