Who can apply for Realm Cares Financial Aid?
If you’ve created a RoC Client Portal account (by signing up, it’s free!), then you can apply for Realm Cares. Multiple members of the same family may apply, using separate applications.
Previous grant recipients are not eligible to reapply. Coupon recipients may apply again.
At this time, we cannot accept applications from outside of the United States. Applicants must have a Social Security Number and use an American bank.
If I’m accepted, how will I receive the grant money?Most Realm Cares grants are distributed via direct deposit (if you’re accepted, we’ll ask for the grantee’s banking information at that time). However, some clients are chosen to receive coupon codes instead, for products RoC supports the use of. If accepted, you will be notified upon approval of the form of your monthly grant.
For how long can I receive financial aid?If you’re accepted, you may remain in the program for up to one year, if you comply with our Terms and Conditions.
Can I opt out of the program at any time?Yes, if you no longer need or want the grant, please let us know and you will be removed from the program. You may reapply if needed, but we cannot guarantee re-entry.
If accepted, how much will I receive?The council determines the grant amount based a number of factors, such as the client's financial information, hardship, and funding available.
What if I don’t file taxes? Do I have to claim this on my taxes?According to the IRS, grant monies are considered a charitable gift and we are not required to report or file 1099's to the IRS as income for any grant money we give. Per the information found at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/private-foundations/grants-to-individuals The Realm of Caring meets criteria’s 1 and 2C. However, the Realm of Caring does not offer any form of financial or tax advice. It is the responsibility of the individual receiving the grant to discuss any potential need for reporting the grant as income on tax and/or state and federal benefit forms with a tax or accounting professional in their area. The Realm of Caring assumes no responsibility for tax liability that may be imposed upon the recipient based upon receipt of the grant.
Who is part of the Realm Cares Council that makes the decision on the process?The Realm Cares Council is comprised of compassionate, caring people who are familiar with the daily struggles that occur when chronic, debilitating conditions impact a family or individual. Currently, the council consists of a parent of a child who is medically complex, a RoC staff member, and a community member- one involved in the medical cannabis field, and the other in home healthcare. The Realm Cares coordinator does not contribute to Realm Cares Council decisions but is available to answer any questions.