The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ - Matthew 25:40

What do we provide help with?

The Benevolence fund at BridgePoint Church is designed to provide appropriate levels of emergency financial assistance to church members, attendees, and those in our community who are in need.

Benevolence is intended for emergency situations including electricity, gas, water, mortgage or rent assistance, and food insecurity.  

If you require assistance, please complete the form linked below to be reviewed by our Benevolence Fund Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for benevolence?
Emergency financial assistance (“benevolence”) is available to members, attendees, and those in the community.
How often can I receive assistance?
Assistance from the benevolence fund is intended to be a one-time gift each calendar year.
How long does the application process take?
Once the application is submitted you should receive a response within a week.
Can I get immediate help?
In some cases we are able to help with small denomination grocery store gift cards, gas gift cards, bus passes, and food.
What constitutes an emergency situation?
Emergency situations include electricity, gas, water, mortgage or rent assistance. Typically, a bill should be past due as evidence of an emergency situation.
Do I receive cash?
NO cash gifts will be given as financial assistance. Payment will be made payable to the vendor/creditor (and not to the applicant). Support for amounts requested must be attached to the application (i.e. utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)
Is anything excluded?
Benevolence will not be granted for medical bills, taxes, legal fees, fines/penalties, bond posting, court-ordered restitution, alimony, or child support. This list is not all inclusive.

Additional Resources

Here are some other local organizations who may be able to offer support.

Homeless Leadership Alliance

The mission of the Homeless Leadership Alliance is to coordinate all community partners, systems and resources available with the goal of helping individuals and families to prevent, divert, and end homelessness in Pinellas County.

211 Tampa Bay Cares

211 Tampa Bay Cares provides connections to resources and services. 211 is a free three-digit phone number set aside by the federal communications commission for information about and referrals to local human service information.