The RAE Family Foundation Emergency Relief Fund is designed to provide short-term assistance to employees experiencing severe financial need due to an unexpected/unavoidable emergency.

Grants will provide short-term assistance to RAE Corporation employees and leased employees experiencing severe financial need due to unexpected and unavoidable emergencies. 

The RAE Family Foundation Emergency Relief Fund is administered by the Tulsa Community Foundation, an organization specializing in assisting employees through emergency assistance and disaster relief funds. Applications are confidential and identifying details are never shared with RAE without applicant consent.


 
In the event of an unexpected and unavoidable emergency that causes severe financial hardship, employees may apply for assistance within the following categories by meeting specific qualifications. Please remember that not all emergencies will qualify for maximum assistance. Please only apply after you have exhausted all other options for financial assistance.

  • Home Catastrophe/Natural Disaster – Amount of Grant: Up to $1,500
    Assistance after a natural or localized disaster has destroyed the employee’s personal residence, rendered it unlivable or it is otherwise in need of costly repairs, in excess of insurance, after the disaster (hurricane, fire, flood, tornado, mudslide, etc.).
  • Funeral or Emergency Travel for Immediate Family – Amount of Grant: Up to $500
    Assistance for those who have incurred the loss of an immediate family member, if the employee is financially responsible for funeral arrangements and no other resources exist. For employees who must travel to visit or care for a terminally ill immediate family member or escort a critically ill immediate family member to an out-of-state medical facility.
  • Medical Emergency (emergency hospitalization, injury, etc.) – Amount of Grant: Up to $2,000
    For employees who have encountered financial hardships due to medical emergencies (injury, hospitalization, loss of income during medical emergency, etc.).
  • Personal Emergency (theft, partner laid off, domestic violence) – Amount of Grant: Up to $1,000
    For employees who have encountered financial hardships for unexpected, unavoidable reasons beyond their control (spouse’s layoff, unexpected loss of income, non-routine vehicle or home repair that restricts ability of applicant to care for self and household, etc.).
  • Military Deployment (self or spouse is deployed) – Amount of Grant: Up to $500
    For employees who have encountered financial hardships during active military duty/service. Maximum of two $500 grants available during deployment.

 

Applicants must have been employed by or worked for the company for at least three (3) months. Limit of two (2) grants for assistance per calendar year and four (4) grants per employee and his/her family per lifetime at company.* This program is intended for those who have exhausted all other options for financial assistance.

Note: To comply with IRS conditions, program guidelines restrict assistance to employees experiencing severe financial need due to specific unexpected, unavoidable emergencies which can be documented. While all emergencies and financial hardships are unfortunate, incidents outside of program guidelines cannot be approved.


Employees should use available resources such as medical/life insurance, PTO, short/long term disability, personal savings, assistance from family members, etc. before applying for assistance.  If ineligible, TCF can refer applicants to other resources in their community.

Upon approval, grant recipients are typically mailed a check made payable to the vendor requesting payment (i.e. landlord, utility company, contractor, etc.). We understand that each situation is unique so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Immediate family is defined as the following: spouse; brother/sister; children; step-children; grandchildren; parents; step-parents; grandparents; mother/father-in-law; son/daughter-in-law only.

* After receiving two grants, an employee is required to complete a budgeting/credit counseling session before another application will be considered. After receiving 3 grants, an employee is required to attend a 3-session financial education course before another application will be considered. Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) will automatically send you information about these courses if you have previously received two or more grants, OR contact TCF in advance of submitting an application, emergency@tulsacf.org.

Applying for Help
 
Detailed instructions to apply for assistance are included in the online application form.

If your needs require immediate action (24 hours), please submit the online form, then contact Tulsa Community Foundation:

 

(918) 591-2427 or emergency@tulsacf.org

 

 

Donate for Others
 

Grants from the RAE Family Foundation Emergency Relief Fund fund are funded solely by donations.

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Every dollar amount will make a difference in the life of one of your fellow employees.

All contributions are tax-deductible up to the amount allowed by law.

 


For additional information, please contact emergency@tulsacf.org.
Phone: 918-591-2427
Fax: 918-856-3537