1 CREATE A FUND
An employer creates and names a custom fund within the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. (EAF). This fund is for the exclusive benefit of that employer's Employee Hardship and Disaster Relief Fund.
2 EMPLOYEE/EMPLOYER DONATIONS
Donations can be made by employee contributions (through payroll deduction, credit or debit card); by the employer (usually through a donation-matching program or direct contributions); by the employer’s foundation; or from fund-raising events.
3 ACCEPT EMPLOYEE APPLICATIONS
Employees seeking assistance complete applications for grants, which EAF will review.
4 INITIAL APPLICATION REVIEW
Initial application review to determine if a qualifying emergency or hardship exists and that all required documentation has been received. The applicant will be contacted if additional information is needed.
5 FINAL REVIEW
Trained EAF personnel conduct final reviews of completed applications to determine if they meet the criteria established specifically for the Employee Relief Fund. After the review, the grant requests are either accepted or denied based on the objective criteria. EAF determines the proper grant amount for approved applications.
6 FUNDS GRANTED & DISTRIBUTED
Grants are made directly to vendors/service providers on behalf of the employee applicant or directly to the employee applicant in accordance with the employer's guidelines.