Over the last two decades we have learned a great deal about how readiness and resilience go hand in hand with employee relief programs. We want to provide access to what we have learned and researched over the years.

In 2021 we were inspired by the meaningful work we get to do on behalf of our remarkable clients. Employee Relief Funds provided global support for ongoing pandemic relief, natural disasters and hardships that impacted employees across many industries and geographies.

Check out a snapshot of E4E Relief's work in our 2021 Relief Review

Employee Relief programs are a meaningful part of any corporation's social responsibility platform. Historic wildfires and hurricanes, on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight just how critical charitable grants are for employees in crisis. They also create opportunities for employee engagement, social impact and the potential for increased corporate loyalty.

In 2019 E4E Relief fielded a survey to over 20,000 former grant applicants to gain a deeper understanding of the impact that charitable employee relief fund grants have on grant recipients.

E4E Relief CEO Holly Welch Stubbing, with representatives from our research partners at Canary, lead this webinar on the Impact of Relief Grants on Financially Fragile Employees. Watch now to learn how this first in its field research reveals key insights on relief grants, the positive impact employee relief funds have on employees and businesses, and what's on the horizon for E4E Relief's COVID-19 impact research.

In 2020 we updated our previous research to reflect the full Impact on applicants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in countries outside of the United States. We sent a survey to over 50,000 former grant applicants around the world to draw insights on the demographics and impact Employee Relief Programs had.

Employee Relief Best Practices

Best Practices


The pandemic showed that a crisis can strike anyone at any time. And because crises can severely impact employees and workplaces, disaster relief should be part of a comprehensive financial well-being strategy designed to help employees gain security and peace of mind.

Recent E4E Relief research confirms that employee relief programs directly contribute to employee well-being in times of crisis. Key data shows that relief programs allow companies to generate goodwill and employee engagement, while mitigating crisis and volatility in their workforce

Nonprofit organizations worldwide study ways to capitalize on corporate relationships in their fundraising efforts. Having been on both sides of this equation, Holly Welch Stubbing, the President & CEO of E4E Relief, identifies specific challenges she sees as nonprofits try to connect with corporate leaders. She shares her thoughts on how corporations can look at philanthropy differently given the competing agendas they are constantly having to manage.

The market has spoken: Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are quickly elevating as top priorities for corporate management and boards. In today's ever changing business climate, attention to ESG issues is becoming critical to long-term competitive success.

How companies can provide timely and compassionate support to employees in their time of need.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and related state and local lockdowns took hold, employers scaled back their businesses dramatically, laying off millions of employees during a time when finding a new job would be difficult at best. Even people who kept their jobs may have lost household income if spouses or other family members were laid off or furloughed. Read to learn how creating an Employee Relief Fund can help you help your employees.

Listen in to this sgEngage episode by Blackbaud to hear E4E Relief's CEO Holly Welch Stubbing discuss how employee relief funds differ from other charitable efforts, the possible negative consequences for companies that don't consider the impacts of employee stress, and how companies can start an employee relief program.

Listen in as E4E Relief CEO Holly Welch Stubbing joins CAF America President Ted Hart, ACFRE, CAP and David Shevlin, partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP to discuss the legal & process considerations for creating a global Employee Relief Program.

Today's employees want more than a paycheck. They want purpose. And consumers expect more than a product. They expect companies to take the lead in championing positive social change.

Disaster and Hardship Relief for Employees:


Attorneys of esteemed law firm Robinson Bradshaw address the federal tax-related restrictions that apply to companies that wish to sponsor an employee relief fund.

Acting CEO of E4E Relief discusses the benefits of Employee Relief Programs for employers who want to provide financial assistance during times of disaster or hardship.

In this hour-long webinar E4E Relief CEO, Holly Welch Stubbing, and Truist Foundation President, Lynette Bell, share their experiences partnering to establish a charitable employee relief fund program providing grants to teammates for basic life necessities such as food, medical expenses and housing through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.

E4E Relief CEO discusses macro trends in disaster and hardship relief along with how corporations can engage in relief, recovery and resilience as part of their business continuity efforts and their efforts to ensure employee wellbeing.

2020 was a year like no other. Together with our corporate clients and partners, E4E Relief was able to provide substantial charitable support to employees in need across the globe.

Click here to see all that was accomplished.

What is Rapid Relief?

Partnering with E4E Relief provides your company with a trusted business solution to provide rapid relief to your employees during times of disaster. Learn more about rapid relief and how to quickly scale to meet the needs of your employees.

Making Ends Meet : Financial Vulnerability in the Workplace

We have seen the rise in natural disasters have a devastating impact on employees, communities and businesses worldwide, and appreciate the opportunity to engage around the importance of disaster planning. We also know that many of our colleagues and peers face daily challenges trying to make ends meet.

This white paper illuminates the financial vulnerability experienced by many working individuals and families. It addresses four main questions:

  1. Why are so many working individuals and families financially vulnerable in our booming economy?
  2. How do these vulnerable individuals and families survive when living so close to the edge, especially when faced with a financial hardship?
  3. How does the financial stress of employees manifest in the work¬place and affect a business's bot¬tom-line?
  4. What are some programs employers offer to make their employees less financially vulnerable and what value does that add to the company?

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