Emergency Fund

The Emergency Fund supports community groups in organizing quick actions in response to a sudden development outside of the organization’s control. The maximum grant is $500. Emergency Fund examples include:

  • legislative hearings with very short notice
  • breaking news about US military action
  • unexpected opportunity for organizing/gatherings such as a surprise visit by a national figure

The Emergency Fund does NOT support:

  • expenses resulting from budget shortfalls or a lack of planning
  • on-going, regularly scheduled programs
  • start-up or general operating costs


  • Organizations meeting Crossroads Fund's Funding Criteria
  • Organizations with annual expenses under $300,000
  • Priority is given to Crossroads Fund grantees

Deadline: ongoing
Due to the nature of this grant, the completed application may be e-mailed (emily@crossroadsfund.org) or faxed (773.227.7790).

Fill-in Form (Microsoft Word)
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