Our Employee Assistance programs are designed to allow compassionate employers to support their valued workforce in times of great need. These Employee Care Funds give company leadership the opportunity to focus on the organization’s most value asset — the employees.
Employees who have experienced one of four types of qualifying events can apply directly to the Community Foundation through the application process specific to their employer. The Foundation works with each applicant on a one-to-one basis, and assistance funds are used to pay outstanding bills on behalf of those who are approved. All applications are confidential.
What situations will qualify?
This includes a situation such as a flood, hurricane, tornado, wildfire, severe storms or earthquake, which has damaged or destroyed a primary residence.
This includes the employee, spouse and eligible dependent(s). Employees do not automatically qualify for assistance when they, or their dependents, are diagnosed, and assistance from a Fund cannot be a substitute for medical insurance. Applicants must demonstrate resulting financial need, including an inability to pay basic living expenses.
This includes both death of the employee or of eligible dependent(s). A Fund cannot pay for travel to funerals or other funeral expense, but it can help when the loss of income or the cost of funeral expenses or medical bills prevent an employee or the employee’s family from affording basic living expenses.
These may be but are not limited to: house fire; major home damage that an employee could not avoid or prevent; serious crime against an employee such as robbery, arson, assault, domestic abuse; or another reportable crime that impacts the ability to afford basic living expenses.
Qualified Employees of our Employee Care Partners can apply for short-term, emergency assistance with housing, basic utilities and certain other basic living expenses.Donate or Create Employee Care Fund