Associates for Associates
WHAT IS ASSOCIATES FOR ASSOCIATES?
The Associates for Associates Emergency Fund is an opportunity for associates to provide support to fellow associates through supplemental assistance in times of extreme financial hardship. This fund is managed by Emergency Assistance Foundation to provide emergency assistance, which includes community resources and monetary aid to associates as a result of a catastrophic event or severe personal crisis. These events can include, but are not limited to, a home being destroyed by fire, a serious medical condition and a natural disaster.
HOW IS ASSOCIATES FOR ASSOCIATES FUNDED?
Simply put — this is a family effort. The Associates for Associates Emergency Fund is funded by associate contributions and company matching. They are pivotal in providing support to fellow associates in times of extreme financial hardship. All donations made to the Associates for Associate emergency fund will be matched dollar for dollar by The Victoria’s Secret & Co Foundation and will be tax deductible.
NOTE: Acknowledgement of your tax-deductible donation will appear on your W-2.
HOW WILL MONEY BE DISTRIBUTED?
The Emergency Assistance Foundation will review and make decisions on all applications for assistance. A licensed caseworker will apply pre-determined guidelines in support of “qualifying events” as agreed upon by Victoria’s Secret & Co. to assess the immediate situation and determine eligibility. Once approved, funds will be paid directly to the associate or vendor where dollars are owed.
EAF independently administers all Fund activities, including accepting donations, objectively reviewing grant applications, and awarding and distributing grants.
HOW DO I HELP?
All interested associates can make a one-time or recurring tax-deductible donation to help those impacted by unforeseen disasters or personal hardships through accessing our internal associate Community portal.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE?
To apply for a grant, go to www.VSCoA4A.com and click on the “Apply for Grant” button. The first time you access the online grant application platform, you must register by entering your first name, last name, and email address.
After submitting the registration form, you will receive a link to the application via email. You can use this link to return to your application at any time. Be sure to look for emails in any filtered inboxes and spam or junk folders. After completing your application, including providing all required supporting documentation, submit the application for review.
Please review our Grant Application Guide at eafrelief.org/appresourcedocs for step-by-step grant application instructions.