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Our Recipients

They've been honorable service members with missing arms and legs. They've been sweet little girls with SMS who just need a way to get to the doctor. They've come from everywhere from Maine to California, with the bravery to not accept their circumstance and to stand up for their own happiness. And we've been there, trying our best to make their lives just a little better though harnessing your unwavering kindness.

Chive Charities has helped, and will continue to help, hundreds of needy and under-served people throughout the country. We find our own happiness in the happiness of others. We will fight alongside those fighting for themselves. We will change lives, together. We will champion the underdog.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application process to be a Chive Charities grant recipient can be a highly involved one. That's no accident. Our system is meant to ensure money drawn from the Green Ribbon Fund is entrusted to people who need it most. Please take some time to read the following FAQ sheet to establish if your cause is eligible.

  • General

    Chive Charities is dedicated to championing the underdogs. Among the causes we focus on are: individuals with rare medical conditions, veterans and first responders with medically-related needs, underfunded special needs education initiatives, and 501(c)3 organizations that assist the aforementioned populations. Currently, we can only help causes in the United States.

    • Therapy equipment & sessions not covered by insurance
    • Handicap accessible home & car modifications 
    • Mobility items
    • Purchasing of developmental & learning devices
    • Other medical needs as recommended by a medical professional
    • Past medical bills
    • Funeral costs
    • Lost family income due to disability or death in the family
    • Experimental Procedures that do not have Federal or other Governmental body approval
    • In Vitro Fertilization Costs (IVF)
  • Eligibility

    Due to the sensitivity of information we require, you may apply for yourself, a family member, someone for whom you have guardianship, or an organization for which you have the authority to speak on behalf of.

    As a guide, we use the NORD List and the GARD List of rare diseases to classify whether a medical condition is rare. We do place an emphasis on the rarity of the medical condition. If your medical condition is not rare, it may be disqualified from consideration.

    Veterans who have served in the military and have received an honorable discharge after their service are eligible for a Chive Charities grant. The Veteran must also have a medically related need due to a current diagnosis and be able to provide medical documentation. First Responders must be able to provide proof of previous employment as a Police Officer, Fireman, or EMS/Paramedic. The First Responder must also have a medically related need and be able to provide medical documentation.

    If you are a first responder or veteran with a rare medical condition, you absolutely qualify to apply. Please fill out the first responser / veteran application.

  • Application Process
    • Signed medical diagnosis and prognosis from a healthcare professional
    • Recipient's medical contacts: primary care physician, specialists, therapists
    • Recipient family's financial information (monthly expenses, monthly income, current benefits and programs providing financial assistance)
    • Research on the medical condition: rarity of the medical condition (see definitions), general information from a reputable source
    • Digital photos of the recipient (original photos not copies preferred)
    • A list of proposed items for which the recipient requests financial assistance, including quotes and invoices for each requested item.
    • Any amount of funds raised for you
    • Links to social media you are using to promote your cause
    • Specific items you are seeking financial assistance with
    • Documentation of the recipient’s diagnosis signed by their doctor
    • Recipient’s primary physician contact information
    • Recipient’s household financial information
    • Digital photos of the recipient (original photos not copies preferred)
    • A list of proposed medically related items for which the recipient requests financial assistance, including invoices and/or links for each requested item
    • Amount of funds raised for the recipient
    • Links to social media being used to promote the recipients cause
    • A professional reference letter that confirms your current or past employment as a first responder.
    • Documentation of the recipient’s diagnosis signed by their doctor
    • Recipient’s primary physician contact information
    • Recipient’s household financial information
    • Digital photos of the recipient (original photos not copies preferred)
    • A list of proposed medically related items for which the recipient requests financial assistance, including invoices and/or links for each requested item
    • Amount of funds raised for the recipient
    • Links to social media being used to promote the recipients cause
    • Honorable military discharge documents (DD214)
    • Military ID or VA Benefits Card

    We receive anywhere from 10-50 applications per day.  Please be patient as our small staff processes the information and vets each application thoroughly.  You may receive ongoing notifications regarding the status of your application.

  • General

    Chive Charities is dedicated to championing the underdogs. Among the causes we focus on are: individuals with rare medical conditions, veterans and first responders with medically-related needs, underfunded special needs education initiatives, and 501(c)3 organizations that assist the aforementioned populations. Currently, we can only help causes in the United States.

  • Eligibility

    All organizations seeking aid must be public charities with their federal 501(c)(3) determination letter. Organizations must support causes relating to veterans and/or first responders with medically-related needs or underfunded special needs education initiatives. 

    Organizations may be disqualified if their annual revenue is below $200,000 or above $10 million and / or if program expenses make up less than 70% of total expenses.

    Organizations must submit at least one FORM 990. Please note that neither FORM 990-EZ nor FORM 990-N will be accepted.

    Due to the sensitivity of information we require, you may apply for yourself, a family member, someone for whom you have guardianship, or on behalf of an organization for which you have the authority to speak.

  • Application Process
    • Federal determination letter and proof of 501(c)(3) public charity status
    • Proof that you can speak on behalf of the organization
    • Financial information for the organization: IRS FORM 990, Profit and Loss statements
      • NOTE: IRS FORM 990-EZ and/ or 990-N will not be accepted
    • The charity's mission statement and purpose
    • Digital photos of the organization and its programs

    We receive anywhere from 10-50 applications per day.  Please be patient as our small staff processes the information and vets each application thoroughly.  You may receive ongoing notifications regarding the status of your application.

  • Financial Information

    It used to be called the income statement, and many nonprofit organizations produce a variety of versions of this report calling it various names such as budget report, profit & loss, income and expense, etc. No matter what it’s called, the statement of financial activities (SOA) shows the nonprofit organization’s income and expenses for a specific period of time. The report reflects the changes to an organization’s net assets resulting from income and expenses that occur during the current fiscal year. For more information see here.

    The budget is used to show how the organization maintains control over their finances, and to show funders exactly how their money is being used. For more information see here.

    Total Revenue: The amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned merchandise. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income.