BLEF Application

Application to Receive Assistance from 
The Big Love EMERGENCY Fund

** We have been honored to administer this fund and support so many in our community. Since mid-March, we have been able to grant over $43,000!

This fund is closed for now and is no longer accepting applications. Thank you to our funders and all who donated to make this opportunity happen.**

We cannot yet make any announcement of other programs that are in development, but we do hope that we can continue to aid members of our community effected by this pandemic.

** If you submitted an application by midnight May 15th, 2020, we have received it and will be reviewing it this week. **

Sadly, this pandemic has created a need far larger than this fund could ever fulfill, and we wish that we could help everyone in need in our community. Here are some possibly helpful resources, grants, fund, and opportunities around pandemic assistance:

If you’re an artist, please consider also applying to this opportunity:

The Big Love Emergency Fund is currently closed.

The Big Love EMERGENCY Fund has been created to address the needs of those who have had a sudden loss of total income due to shut downs for coronavirus containment in the greater Akron/Cleveland community. Examples of eligible applicants are musicians, yoga teachers, massage therapists & healers, restaurant servers, artists, and the self-employed with small businesses. Priority will be given to individuals/households who do not have any other source of income.

The fund will supply eligible individuals and families help in the form $100 by check or PayPal. You will be able to reapply for additional funds after one month.

To be eligible, the applicant should not be currently receiving governmental support (unemployment, disability, social security).

Your application will be kept strictly confidential.

If you are interested in DONATING to this fund, CLICK HERE. The Big Love Network is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible.

**As of April 28th, we are not able to send checks, and so are requiring PayPal access. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.**

* terms and conditions may change over time.



Triple Diamond
Anonymous (5)

Double Diamond
($1000 – 2400)
Dance Your Soul
Hudson Community Foundation
Spiritual Life Society and Yoga Center
The Old Church on the Green
Anonymous (2)

($500 – 999)
Pattie Wagner on behalf of Release Yoga
Anonymous (3)

($250 – 499)
Anonymous (7)

($100 – 249)
Anonymous (14)
Holly Timberlake, Ph.D.
Tara Scott
Amy Mussay
Farnam Foundation, Inc.

($50 – 99)
Lisa Evert
The Spiritual Life Society
Anonymous (5)

($0 – 50)
Anonymous (19)
Mary Bricker
Mindful Creative Counseling, Candace Kaptain, LPCC-S
Cindy Namaste Gardiner
Melissa Lyons
Real Nutrition LLC
In thanks for April 7 Yoga/Meditation
Jim and Debbie Karas
Salty Not Sweet
Julie Norman Yoga week ending 4/10/20 on-line classes 20%