Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc., (“ASK”) provides financial assistance for dependent children of widows and widowers under the age of 18.
The financial assistance must be used to fund a program or class within the areas of education, sports, music or the arts. Applications that are for purposes other than these four areas will be discarded.
Each application will be reviewed by the Grant Committee to ensure that each application is complete and valid. Invalid applications will be discarded.
Applicants should submit their request for financial assistance at least 60 days prior to the date the funds are needed.
Your application must include (1) a copy of the deceased parent’s death certificate; (2) a copy of the dependent’s birth certificate; and (3) a copy of your most recent IRS Form 1040 which shows the legal dependent status of the applicant. We will protect the confidentiality of each of these items – they are needed solely to show us that you are a widow or widower with dependent children and are eligible to apply for financial assistance under Acts of Simple Kindness’s qualifications. Failure to provide these documents will be grounds for denying this grant request.
Documentation of use of funds may be required of financial assistance recipients by Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. If it is learned that the funds were used for something other than intended, Acts of Simple Kindness, Inc. reserves its right to demand repayment, in full.
Acts of Simple Kindness reserves the right to set the amount of financial assistance monies to be awarded. One application for financial assistance request per applicant, per calendar year. The maximum amount of a grant application request is $200.00. There is a $500.00 maximum per family, per calendar year.
No phone calls, please. ASK is completely volunteer driven, and all members work full time outside of their duties at ASK. It is more efficient for us to correspond via email.
All applications will be considered, but due to limited financial resources, cannot be guaranteed.
Examples of Qualified Activities:
- Education – driver’s education classes, tutoring assistance, SAT preparation
- Sports – registration fees, new uniform
- Music – instrumental rental, music lessons
- Arts – ballet lessons, watercolor class
Examples of Unqualified Activities:
- School tuition