Is my information kept private?

Your information will be kept in the strictest confidence. No one other than the members of TheMeetingsIndustryFund Board of Directors will see your application. Also, if you prefer that any particular board member NOT see your information, please email a board member with your request, which will be honored.

Do I have to pay  the Fund back?

There is no requirement to pay the Fund back. However the Fund's ability to help others depends on having the resources to do that. If and when you are able to do so, a donation back to the Fund of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

What kinds of things are covered?

A situation that is causing you a financial crisis involving basic living necessities. We will generally approve requests that involve your ability to put food on your table and a roof over your head.

How do I apply?

Applying is easy. Simply fill out this FORM. We will contact you within 24 hours and provide an answer shortly thereafter. If this is an emergency, please email us at

Who qualifies for assistance?

Individuals who are directly involved in the planning, execution, delivery and support of meetings.

Is my contribution tax deductible?

YES.  The Meetings Industry Fund is a Washington, D.C. nonprofit organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 47-3719452). Your gift is very much appreciated and tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent allowed by law. 

What percentage of the money you raise is used for grants?

Currently, 100% of the money we receive though donations is used for grants.


Who approves an application?

The Board of TheMeetingsIndustryFund reviews and judges each application based on the criteria established in our bylaws.

How much can I ask for?

There is no set limit. Amounts granted will be determined by the Board of Directors based on each individual situation and available resources.