Complete the following application in full. We cannot approve any incomplete stipend applications. A completed application does not guarantee or entitle any applicant to a grant. Grants will be provided at the discretion of The Sanneh Foundation and in consultation with The North Stands.
Before filling out the application, please note applicants must:
1) Reside in Minnesota.
2) Be working in the hospitality industry as of March 17 or before (date of closure) and able to document current loss of pay AND-
3) Must provide documentation that the position was impacted due to COVID-19 shutdown.
(Documentation includes emails, copies of letters or correspondence from supervisors, employers, HR departments)
4) Must provide documentation that an unemployment application was submitted.
(Acceptable forms of documentation include: photos of received UI letters, UI application completion emails, etc. Redact private information such as social security numbers and case files that could compromise your online safety. We do not need this information to distribute funds.)
5) If you are selected to receive a stipend, you will be sent an email and you must reply and submit the above requested documents to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Lastname_Firstname_Company_Date”.
(This must be submitted within 72 hours of receiving your email stipend approval. If documents are not received, the application will be marked incomplete and the offer of stipend withdrawn.)
Please understand there are many people hurting. While 100% of the funds received will be distributed to as many applicants as possible, the amount of need may outweigh the funds raised by The North Stands, and we may not be able to provide relief for every applicant. AFTER ALL DOCUMENTATION CRITERIA IS MET, we will be distributing funds based UPON THE DATE AND TIME THE APPLICATION IS RECEIVED (EARLIEST WILL BE EVALUATED FIRST) and how great the need for relief is (based on information from the applicant). Stipends are intended as on-time support, and are expected to be around $400 depending on the number of applicants and dollars raised. If The North Stands fund continues to receive donations, the application will be reopened for further rounds of stipend support. Stipends distributed will not have to be repaid.