I have a Need

Practical assistance for those in need.

Community Support

Here at Journey, we are a family and part of being a family is understanding that “life happens” and that we can all find ourselves in a difficult financial situation. If that is you, we would love to help!

This is a limited financial and practical needs resource, made available through an application process to those who are a part of the Journey Church community. Filling out this application in no way guarantees approval; and all information will be kept confidential.

For more information, check out our FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Application

Process

Made to Impact to assist us in this process.

  • Applications will be reviewed in 5-7 days.
  • Approved request may take up to 30 days to receive assistance.
  • When funds have been secured, financial assistance will be paid directly, or made payable to third-party agencies.
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Counseling Referrals

At Journey, we believe in counseling and the well being of our church members’ mental health. Visit our counselor referral page for a list of counselors and their specialities, as well as details on how to get connected with a Journey pastor.

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Refer a Friend

Do you know someone in the Journey community in need of assistance? Refer a friend to Made to Impact, and they will contact the individual directly to review the need. Referrals are anonymous and your information will not be shared with the referred individual.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Fund?

The purpose of the Journey Church Community Impact Fund is to meet the specific needs of those in our community that are facing an unforeseen financial hardship.

How is the Fund governed?

This Fund is governed by The Community Impact Fund (CIF). CIF is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that is responsible for responding to all inquiries, vetting all applications, and distributing grant funds to approved applicants.

How can someone apply for a grant?

Applications for grants are submitted directly on the Journey Church Community Board.

Community Board
Application Link

What is a campaign?

A campaign is an online fundraiser hosted on a community board for a specific need. Campaigns are posted for up to 30 days unless fully funded before that time.

Where does the funding for the campaigns come from?

Donors (employees, members, vendors, etc) make a contribution directly on the community board. The ability for the fund to make ongoing grants is directly correlated to the donations going into the fund. The church may also match a portion of the credit card donations that are made to each campaign.

Will this be confidential?

All donors, applicants, and recipients of grants will be provided complete anonymity throughout the entire grant process.

How are approval decisions made?

Approval decisions are made based upon the information provided by the applicant. Applicants are required to provide a completed application, valid government-issued identification, and supporting documentation for the need.

How are grant payments made?

Grants to approved recipients will be coordinated based on the total monetary amount approved for charitable need as well as the money raised through the Fund. Grants will be distributed by CIF to the approved recipient. Payments will be sent within 48 business hours of the grant being funded or closed.

What is the maximum grant amount?

Grants are based on the needs cited in the application. The maximum grant amount is $2500.

Who is eligible to receive a grant payment from the Fund?

The Journey Church Impact Fund provides financial support to employees, members, and community members who are facing an unforeseen financial hardship and are unable to meet a basic need with their own resources (according to IRS guidelines). Financial hardship may include, but is not limited to, unforeseen expenses caused by health/medical expenses, family emergencies, acts of nature, major disaster, as declared by a state or federal official.

  • Individuals may apply for a grant one time per year.

Financial hardship may be demonstrated by (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Living expenses (food, clothing, shelter, safety, healthcare, and transportation) exceeding income
  • Applicant would need to take on debt to pay unexpected expense

What qualifies as an eligible expense?

An eligible expense is a basic necessity (as defined by IRS guidelines) that the individual can not cover without having to sacrifice in some other basic necessity. Categories of eligible expenses include: Medical Expenses, Housing Expenses, Auto Expenses, Other (ex: funeral expenses). Examples of expenses that are not covered include, but are not limited to, pet expenses, optional home repairs, traffic fines, personal travel as well as expenses without documentation.

Will my grant payment be deemed as taxable income?

Any grants received by applicants will not be deemed as taxable income.

Will my donation to the Fund be tax deductible?

The IRS recognizes the Community Impact Fund as a 501(c)3 public charity. Contributions to CIF may be eligible for tax deduction in the U.S.A., please consult your tax advisor for eligibility.

Will I receive a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, you will receive an email tax receipt at the time of donation from The Community Impact Fund. If applicable, donors will receive a year end tax statement.

Who do I contact if I have any questions?

Please contact CIF at Support@CommunityImpactFund.org or Journey at Info@JourneyColorado.com if you have any questions.