April 26, 2022
Disaster and hardship relief funds are valuable resources that enable organizations to help their team members through difficult times. After establishing a fund, it is important to receive ongoing support from industry experts to maximize the success of the program. In this article, we’ll explore the fund partner support services that Emergency Assistance Foundation provides for every disaster and hardship relief fund we administer.
At Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF), we offer a wide variety of support services to all of our Fund Partners—organizations that establish relief funds with us—to ensure that the relief fund program is successful. Here are some of the main support services we provide:
Each relief fund that is established at Emergency Assistance Foundation is assigned a dedicated Relief Fund Senior Advisor (RFSA). These relief fund experts act as the Fund Partner’s main point of contact and provide guidance not only through the onboarding and launch process, but throughout the life of the fund. Our RFSAs provide expert insight and implement best practices for maximizing fund success, like increasing applications, launching and promoting the fund internally, increasing donations to the fund, and more.
Each relief fund administered by Emergency Assistance Foundation has a standalone website where team members can access the grant application and links to donate to the fund. This makes donating to the fund and applying for financial assistance quick and simple. Additionally, each website includes fund FAQS, a live chat feature, which allows applicants to interact directly with our Applicant Support team, and other important resources.
The Fund Partner Portal is a comprehensive relief fund resource hub—exclusively available to our Fund Partners. Our recently revamped portal provides partners with access to a wealth of insightful resources to boost fundraising and fund engagement - including curated eBooks and toolkits, communication samples, marketing material, webinars and an interactive forum for networking and exchanging ideas with peers.
Emergency Assistance Foundation also provides additional support services to all Fund Partners. This includes supplemental employee engagement, awareness, and participation services. For applicants that are not awarded a grant, we still strive to provide access to local resources via our EAFResources.org website.
"Knowing that I don’t have to have all the answers and I’m able to reach out to Emergency Assistance Foundation is really important. The helpline for employees is something that we really value; as a company with roughly 80,000 associates and growing every day, Emergency Assistance Foundation continues to meet our evolving needs."
Kayla Kolka - Anthem Cares, Inc.
You never know when hardship is going to strike. You don’t know where it’s going to strike or who it may impact. We’ve learned that no one is immune to it, so we can all benefit from having a little bit of assistance to get us through rough times.
Teagen Woodlock - ALDI
We provide this support to our Fund Partners and their impacted team members so that they can easily get the help they need. In the aftermath of a disaster or personal hardship, your organization needs to be able to help impacted team members rebuild and recover from the potentially devastating financial impact. A disaster and hardship relief fund can boost morale and encourage your internal communities to contribute directly to the support of fellow team members.
Establishing a relief fund can alleviate the stress that disasters put on members within your organization and allow them to stay focused on recovering from the event. If your organization is interested in starting a relief fund and wants to receive all of the support services mentioned above, consider establishing a fund with Emergency Assistance Foundation today. As a financial first responder, we are resourceful and fearless in ensuring that financial assistance reaches individuals in need, no matter the unique circumstances involved.
Proactively establishing a relief fund with Emergency Assistance Foundation ensures that your organization is ready to assist any team members who are impacted by various types of disasters, and it can even be life-saving.
By establishing a fund with us today, your organization can assist members of your team affected by disasters. Relief fund grants can help impacted individuals pull through difficult times and start on the path toward recovery. If you’d like to learn more about how your organization can help your team during difficult times, you can review additional information about how a fund works or contact us today. We look forward to helping you make a difference for those who need it most!