LAUNCHING A FUND







Demonstrate your commitment to taking care of your own by launching a Relief Fund in just six simple steps.

STEP ONE:
ESTABLISH THE FUND

Provide your company’s legal name, the chosen name of the Fund, the email of the person who will sign the agreement, and the number of members of the Fund’s Charitable Class (those eligible to apply for a grant).

After completing this step, you’ll be assigned a dedicated Relief Fund Senior Advisor who will guide you the rest of the way.


    STEP TWO:
    DONATE TO THE FUND

    Make an initial donation to support the Fund's launch. We'll provide a variety of donation methods to choose from.


    STEP THREE:
    DEFINE THE FUND'S CHARITABLE CLASS

    Establish the Fund's grant criteria by determining:

    • WHO can apply for a grant?
    • WHAT must occur to make an applicant eligible for a grant?
    • WHEN can an application be submitted?
    • HOW large of a grant can be requested?

    STEP FOUR:
    EAF CREATES THE FUND WEBSITE

    A custom Fund website is essential to the success of your program. It houses:

    • A link to the Fund’s dynamic, cloud-based application.
    • The Fund's donation and application FAQs.
    • Access to the Fund's donation portal.
    • A dedicated phone number and email address for applicant support.
    • Additional resources.

    STEP FIVE:
    MAKE FUND ADMINISTRATION SELECTIONS

    Determine the essential basic information related to the design and administration of the Fund.


    STEP SIX:
    PREPARE FOR EDUCATION & COMMUNICATION

    FAQ documents can be used to educate team members about the Fund. Our model versions are based on industry best practices but can be modified to better align with your organization. When completed, we will review your edits to make suggestions and identify any regulatory conflicts.

    ESTABLISH A FUND