Safety Net Services are those that are critical to establishing stability and safety for an individual or family. Examples include: food, emergency/short-term housing, emergency financial assistance, case management, benefits access assistance, information referral, transportation assistance, acute (short-term outpatient treatment for a injury, illness, or urgent medical condition) healthcare services and crisis support.

The Buck Family Fund will support organizations which: 

  • Have safety net services as a core component of their mission and offering 
  • Exhibit a high level of financial and operational competence 
  • Have documented expertise in serving the target population 
  • Have a track record in successfully delivering safety net services

Safety Net Services grants are by invitation only. 

Current Grantees


For questions regarding this initiative, please contact

Clifton Zarate Barbara
Barbara Clifton Zarate

Director for Economic Opportunity

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