The Fund

The Chaplain’s Emergency Fund is supported almost exclusively by donations and provides financial assistance to Wake Forest University students, faculty, staff, and contract workers in times of disaster, personal emergencies, and/or unanticipated financial hardships. This includes individuals that work on the Wake Forest University Reynolda Campus, Graylyn, Wake Downtown or are employed by an outside contracted group. The fund supports individuals with essential expenses such as housing, utilities, uninsured medical expenses, etc.

Make a Donation

The number of individuals experiencing temporary financial hardship in the Wake Forest community is immense. Your generous donation will ensure that all eligible applicants receive the funding they need to regain financial stability for themselves and their households. Thank you for providing all members of the Wake Forest community with the resources they need to flourish and thrive.

Instructions for payroll deduction: Please note “Chaplain’s Emergency Fund” in the Other/Designation section.

Receive Assistance

If you are experiencing financial hardship and need help paying for essential expenses such as housing, utilities, or uninsured medical expenses, please review the eligibility requirements and complete the application below.

  • WFU and contract employees must be employed for at least 90 days.
  • WFU students must be currently enrolled.
  • Making direct payment to vendors (landlord, utility company, hospital, etc.) is preferred but not always possible. Documentation is required.
  • A maximum of $500 can be awarded in a 12 month-period.
  • Car payments and car insurance are not considered essential expenses.

We are currently experiencing a high-volume of applications and will process your application as quickly as possible. Please note that applications are not reviewed or processed after-hours, on weekends, or when the University is otherwise closed, such as during Winter Break.


Contact Christine Yucha, Office Manager, at or 336.758.5210.

For more information, review the Chaplain’s Emergency Fund Policies & Procedures.

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Chaplain’s Emergency Fund

Providing financial assistance to WFU students, faculty, staff, and contract workers in times of unanticipated financial hardship. More info here.