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Staff Emergency Fund

Staff Emergency Fund

The CSUSB Staff council is excited to introduce the Staff Emergency Fund.  This fund is made available because of CSUSB staff and faculty, like you, who have donated funds to provide assistance to staff in need.  There is NO repayment required, so if you are not in need at this time, please consider contributing to the Staff Emergency Fund, so that we can continue assisting staff members in the future! 

Help When It's Needed Most

Have you had an unexpected expense occur before pay day?
Have you suffered a loss and need financial help this month?
Have you exhausted all your resources and need help from your CSUSB family?


A temporary financial hardship is one caused by a specific event such as: 

Personal, family, living, or funeral expenses incurred as a result of a qualified disaster. 

Emergency temporary housing assistance which could include additional rent, security deposit, short-term hotel costs incurred to relocate, quarantine or isolate, for personal safety, etc. 

Unexpected medical, mental health or dental costs related to the emergency and not covered by insurance. 

Unplanned travel expenses related to the emergency to receive medical care, to self-quarantine or isolate. Examples could include airfare, car rental, bus or train fare, etc. 

Temporary assistance with food insecurity resulting from the emergency. 

Unplanned or additional childcare costs for staff and faculty required to work on campus during an emergency. 


Emergency funding is not guaranteed and is based on demonstrated need, short-term nature of the financial emergency, committee approval and available funds.

**Given the limited amount of funds, all requests cannot be approved even though there may be a clear need for assistance. This fund may be insufficient in the case of widespread disasters, community crisis, or war/terrorism.

Donate to the Staff Emergency Fund

We have all experienced an emergency expense that can create emotional and financial obstacles.  The Staff Emergency Fund endeavors to offer some financial assistance to help during such a difficult time.  By supporting the Staff Emergency Fund, you can help make a difference, when help is needed most.  All donations, large or small, can make a difference and all donations are tax-deductible.  Please consider a donation today.

Colleagues who are interested  in donating may go to the CSUSB Advancement website.

  • Click the orange  “Make a Gift” button (on the top left) and they can have their gift be directed specifically to the CSUSB Employee Emergency Fund (P2304-P201327)
  • Colleagues also have the option for payroll deductions (Payroll Deduction Authorization Form).

How to Apply for Emergency Assistance

Complete the Staff Emergency Fund application if you are in need of emergency assistance.

Feel free to email with any questions at
Staff Council, Staff Emergency Fund Committee