Mutual Aid Fund

Since March 21, 2020:

FUNDS DISBURSED: $66,401 to 504 GRADS

FUNDS REMAINING: $0

Figures updated June 22, 2022

** Please note that unfortunately, our Mutual Aid Fund is empty at the moment. The Mutual Aid Committee is using this time to reevaluate the purpose and operations of this fund; if you’re interested in joining this conversation, email mutualaid@taa-madison.org! **

As part of the TAA’s broader commitment to supporting the most vulnerable and precarious members of our community, we have set up a Mutual Aid Fund (MAF) where graduate student employees can request aid to respond to an urgent financial need.

If you are a graduate student at UW–Madison in need of urgent financial support for yourself or your loved ones, related to COVID-19 or otherwise, we urge you to make use of our MAF. Requests will be met on a first-requested, first-served basis. In the spirit of minimizing trauma, unnecessary bureaucracy, and harmful practices of arbitrating among ‘worthy’ and ‘unworthy’ claims, there are no evaluative criteria, and there is no need to ‘justify’ your requests for funds. Please read the FAQ about fund parameters before proceeding, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions: https://bit.ly/TAAMAFdetails.