The Community Financial Fund was established in the 2010-2011 academic year, when students passed a measure allocating a new student fee of $2.10 per student per quarter to initiate the program. In the fall of 2011, the Fund began its work by supplementing the AS Emergency Loans Program. In its second operating year, the CFF inaugurated a well-liked grant program, which provides additional financial assistance to the student populous. The grant program also established the financial literacy workshop, which has been instrumental in equipping students with important financial information. The Fund works closely with the Financial Aid Department, and the AS Food Bank in order to reach-out to students living with food insecurity as a result of their financial instability.