CSUCares provides assistance for regular full- and part-time CSU faculty, staff, and students, and CSU retirees who are experiencing an immediate, severe, and temporary financial hardship due to an emergency. Eligible parties may apply for one-time grants, generally not exceeding $2,000, to meet financial needs not covered by insurance.
Who is eligible to receive assistance?
Regular, full- and part-time CSU faculty, staff, and students, and CSU retirees are eligible to apply. Online applications are accessible here.
What will the grants be used for?
Grant funds may be used to cover emergency expenses not covered by insurance. This may include immediate costs related to evacuation, pet boarding, and temporary shelter.
Is the recipients' information confidential?
Yes. Information provided by grant applicants will be treated as confidential and shared only with individuals directly involved in grant administration and processing. An independent committee will review applications and award grants.
Is this fund only for the High Park Fire?
No. While this fund will be used now to assist those impacted by the High Park Fire, it will remain in place to assist those in the CSU community who are impacted by future qualifying disasters.
Are state funds used to support CSUCares?
No. CSUCares is supported by CSU alumni, employees, and friends who have made donations explicitly for this purpose. University funds, state support, and tuition dollars are never used to provide CSUCares grants.
How can I contribute money to CSUCares?
CSU's Division of Unversity Advancement has enabled simple online donations here.
You can make a check payable to CSU Foundation and designate "CSUCares." Mail it to:
Colorado State University Foundation
P.O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, CO 80522