How to apply for a grant:

1. 2021 Grant Application - Download Now!

2. Please provide a personal statement describing why you qualify for the grant and justifying the amount of the grant requested. Tell us your story! Give us an idea what the impact of your medical condition is on your educational goals and your daily life at school. Let us know about your support - family, friends, or school personnel.

3. Also include letters from medical and/or academic advisors and a unofficial copy of your transcripts.

4. If you are asking for a grant for unpaid medical costs, please include copies of bills supporting your request.

5. Please email the package to PDFs and JPGs accepted. Or mail to The Orion Fund, P.O. Box 11518, Piedmont, CA 94611


Please email us at with any questions - we'll get back to you as soon as possible! You can also reach us by phone: ask for Shelley at (510) 482-2226 or leave a message with a call-back number.

Thank you, The Orion Fund


A limited number of emergency grants are available through our Bridge Grant Program, open through December this year. Please complete the 2021 application and send to, and we will help if we can.