Benevolence Fund Parameters
Benevolence funds can only be granted based on the merit of the application of the requestor to meet primary short-term needs. These needs are defined as those necessary for physical, emotional, and spiritual survival resulting from natural disaster.
These needs are as follows:
o Medical assistance (including clinical care/counseling)
Benevolence funds cannot be granted for the following:
o Utility bills or reinstatement fees (including cell phone, cable, internet, etc.)
o Rent or mortgage payments (including down payments, deposits, association
o Automotive expenses (including car payments, deposits, repairs, etc.)
o Housing expenses (including repairs, home improvement projects, etc.)
o Legal fees (including lawyer fees, bail, court fees, traffic violations, etc.)
o Long term and/or repetitive expenses
• Benevolence funds can only be granted to a requestor or requestor’s immediate family one time during a 12-month period after assistance has been approved and paid.
• Assistance may be provided in the form of goods or services.The type of aid that is appropriate depends on the individual’s needs and available resources.
• A maximum of $100 is available for assistance toward approved applications.
• If the applicant requests an amount greater than $100 for a specific need, the applicant must provide proof that the difference between the requested amount and the $100 monetary assistance will be met by the applicant.
• In some cases that meet the specified requirements, amounts greater than $100 may be approved by the Waves of Faith pastoral staff and elders.
Benevolence Fund Process
• Download our Benevolence Fund Assistance Forms here.
• Completed forms will be reviewed by the Waves of Faith pastoral staff. The team will provide a final decision within 5-7 business days of receipt of the applicant’s form.
• The applicant will be contacted by a member of the staff with the final decision or request for additional information. Please allow for the 5-7 business day window to expire before inquiring about the status of an application.
• At the discretion of the staff, documentation regarding income,
personal bank statements, and expenses may be requested. The staff may also request to speak directly to the vendor/business/service provider.
• If approved, a check will be distributed to the vendor/business/service provider for which the applicant owes funds.
It is our desire to serve and assist you in times of need; however, we also understand our financial challenges in attempting to meet the needs of our community and members of our congregation. As a result, we utilize community resources who share our passion for helping families in need. Here is a list of agencies that you may want to contact as well.
All Church Home For Children
1424 Summit Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76102
249 Thornhill Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76115
2917 NE 28th St
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Case Management for
Pregnant Women & Children
Catholic Charities Housing
709 Magnolia St
Arlington, TX 76012
Job Resources through the City of Forth Worth
HR Staffing Services
1000 Throckmorton Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Tri Community Center
2950 Roosevelt Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76106
Nortside Community Center
1100 NW 18th St
Fort Worth, TX 76164
Community Action Partners (CAP) 817-392-5790
1600 Circle Park Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76164