HYPE's Self-Determination Fund is a resource for HYPE Members who are empowering themselves to achieve success, or are taking steps to gain control of their own life.
Please read the FAQ below before applying.
Members can apply for up to $400.00, and can be awarded twice in 2023.
Because SDF was on pause for a while, we will accept applications to REIMBURSE a previous purchase from 2023.
SDF must be used towards a specific item, goal, or activity. Examples include:
SDF is not intended to be used for crisis relief or emergency funding.
Other resources may be available so please connect with HYPE staff about your needs.
As a part of your application, we want to know how you’re going to use the funds and how it will contribute to you achieving success in your life! This includes describing why this is important to you and what barriers are currently in your way.
We also need documentation of the item being purchased/reimbursed. (This could be a link, bill or receipt.)
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, which means you can submit your application anytime.
All applications can be submitted online using the form below.
If you need assistance with your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
HYPE Center reviews applications on a weekly basis and will let you know your application status via email.
If approved, HYPE staff with work with you to provide the appropriate documentation. This might include gathering bills or receipts, or HYPE staff making the purchase on your behalf.
The whole process can take up to 30 days. Make sure you check and respond to emails to ensure no extra delays.