Owe A Lot
Unrelated to the non-profit's grantmaking, but I have had a memorable and unexpectedly life-changing encounter with the holding corporation owner who started this. I was on NextDoor and saw a post come up about how if you're in a tough spot, explain quickly andthe writer would pick some people and solve their problem.
My retriever had to have emergency surgery after getting severely injured by a coyote, I couldn't pay for it, so I opted to apply for CareCredit (brochure was on the vet's counter). Luckily the $3,000 limit they issued me along with my own cash was able to cover the bill. I wasn't focused on anything else at that moment as my dog's wellbeing was my only concern. Well, when I snapped back to reality a few days later, I realized there was no possibly way I could make my upcoming rent (save for robbing a bank). Anyways, I saw the post on NextDoor and figured it was 99% just a scam/waste of time, but less than 30 minutes later, this man sends me a virtual corporate expense card with $5500 set as it's limit which allowed me to both pay my rent and my CareCredit bill off. AND, he bought my dog a year of pet insurance (at my dog's age and condition??! I have never had a stranger be so kind to me, and not only that, truly helping for the sake of the act and not some tiktok clip where every good deed is suspiciously subsequently broadcast for the world to see). Respect.