How It Works


How it works

Employees 1st partners with companies and their employees to make cash grants to employees facing unexpected difficulties that require financial assistance.

How so? Companies establish assistance funds with Employees 1st and set up accounts exclusively for their employees and their families. Once a company sets up an account, employees can donate to the assistance fund. Because these accounts are set up before a specific event, contributions are tax deductible and the recipient of the grants do not have to pay taxes.

Then, when the need arises, that money is available to assist qualified employees in their time of critical need.

Employees 1st makes it simple for companies and their employees. We use reputable firms to manage the funds and our staff handles fund requests.

Knowing that employees in distress want a simple way to apply for funds, we offer an easy application process at a secure site. And we promise a quick review process that delivers money quickly to employees who apply for assistance.