Our Application and Review Process

We want to keep our processes as simple as possible, while maintaining compliance with IRS regulations and ensuring that aid goes where it is needed most.

Here’s how our process works:

  1. Those in need should complete the application form. The form will continue to request a full description of need, so we can connect people with available resources throughout the community.
  2. If the applicant is a student, we will verify that they have exhausted eligibility from Invisible Need’s Student Emergency Relief Fund.
  3. We will confirm on-campus employment through pay stubs, and confirm student enrollment with WINs (WMU’s student ID number).
  4. For bill support, we will request a copy of relevant bills and maintain those on file to maintain IRS compliance.
  5. For those who are eligible for support, we will provide funding for utility, phone, and internet bills up to $100. Individuals in need of additional support for medications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  6. Funds will be disbursed electronically to recipient checking accounts. Students who are unable to use this method will receive Visa gift cards.
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