The fund is available for eligible Partners or their eligible dependents (defined as a spouse, domestic partner, child,or family member who resides in the same household and is financially dependent upon the Partner) who experience financial distress resulting from an unexpected emergency hardship or qualified disaster. An eligible Partner must be employed by the company for at least 60 days and in good standing. Partners are eligible to apply if their combined family household income is less than 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline ($106,000for 2021). Requests must be the result of an event that occurred within the last 120 days(and after the Partners date of hire) creating a need for assistance. “Need” exists when a Partner lacks the resources to provide the basic necessities of life (food, water, shelter) or meets the contingencies created by an emergency situation. Verification of the emergency and documentation or copies of the invoices or bills that are to be considered for payment should be submitted with the application. Please download a copy of the application for assistance here: Submit completed applications with applicable supporting documentation to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed within ten (10) business days.
If your grant is approved, payment will be made directly to the vendor, company, or organization. Multiple applications cannot be submitted for the same disaster or hardship. If your application is denied, you can submit a new application for a different incident after six months.
All awards are subject to the availability of funds and extent of need. Because the Partner Assistance Fund is supported by donations, there is no guarantee funds will be available at any given time. You may receive assistance of up to $1,500 per year, and you must apply within 120 days of a qualifying incident.
Applications are kept strictly confidential. Assistance granted is a gift, not a loan and is not required to be repaid. Partners are eligible to apply for assistance regardless of if they donate to the fund. Repayment is however encouraged and welcomed once the recipient’s crisis has passed and financial stability is achieved as this aids in assisting other Partners.
The Partner Assistance Fund grants are funded by tax-deductible donations made via payroll deductions. Giving to the fund allows us to partner with those in our work family during their time of need. Please use the form here to start your donation today!