The Stanford Employee Emergency Assistance Fund

Stanford’s Affordability Task Force in 2019 highlighted the need to help employees when they occasionally experience personal, short-term financial emergencies. The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund was created so that benefits-eligible employees who cannot resolve their financial difficulty through personal resources can be reimbursed for expenses due to federally declared disasters (up to $1,000) or other qualified “personal hardship” events (up to $5,000). These grants are considered non-taxable income; they are not loans and do not have to be repaid.

Your Support is Valued and Appreciated
As a member of the Stanford community, please consider contributing to the Qualified Disaster Relief Program Employee Emergency Assistance Fund to support Stanford University employees in need.

Your generosity, coupled with the university’s investment in this program, will provide meaningful support to employees and their families, quickly. 

For this endeavor, we have partnered with America’s Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with 40 years of proven charitable funds management expertise. If you need help with your donation, please contact America's Charities via email ( or through an online support request (