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Individual Grants

Pfaffinger Foundation is here to help you with essential needs during times of unforeseen hardship

To be eligible for a grant, your work history must be one of the following:

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    Current Employee or Recently Separated Employee

    Must be in good standing and worked a minimum of one year at an eligible company during a qualified time period.

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    Retiree or Former Employee

    Must have at least one year of service at an eligible company during a qualified time period.

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    Eligible Family Members

    Includes a spouse or surviving spouse and minor children.

Who We Help

We help employees, former employees and retirees of the newspapers that were once part of the Times Mirror companies. Spouses and minor children are also eligible for assistance. If you are having difficulty paying for your essential needs, please contact us.

Former employees who were once considered no longer eligible may now be eligible. In 2017, we expanded our eligibility to include assistance for employees who worked at a former Times Mirror company for a minimum of one year during a qualified time period.

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    The Advocate (Stamford, CT)

    • Greenwich Time (Greenwich, CT)

    The Baltimore Sun

    • Homestead Publishing
    • Patuxent Publishing

    The Hartford Courant

    • New Mass Media

    Los Angeles Times

    • California Community News
    • San Diego Union-Tribune
    • Times Community News

    The Morning Call (Allentown, PA)

    Newsday (Long Island, NY)

    Times Mirror Corporation

    Times Mirror Press (Los Angeles, CA)

    *There are a few additional companies that may have eligibility with the Foundation during years of qualified ownership. Please call us to inquire.

Your eligibility may be affected by your start date, length of service, and various other factors.

If you do not see your employer on this list and think you may be eligible, please contact us at 213-680-7460.

How We Help

We are here to help individuals who apply for assistance with their basic living expenses during times of unforeseen financial hardship.

Assistance may be considered for:

  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Health insurance premiums
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical supplies
  • Medical devices or equipment for persons with special needs
  • Caregiving services
  • Assisted Living fees
  • Pre-approved dental expenses
  • Short-term rent or mortgage payments
  • Utility bills
  • Pre-approved auto repairs
  • Funeral costs for immediate family members
  • Other needs deemed essential
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Pre-Application Check - Individual Assistance Program

Complete the simple pre-application check to verify if you may qualify for Pfaffinger Foundations Individual Assistance Program