Hardship Fund

The Hardship Fund was created to assist university staff and faculty members who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship.

Tier Levels

The Hardship Fund has two tier levels:

  1. Tier 1 - provides financial support to staff and faculty members who are experiencing a financial hardship due to a catastrophic event. View Tier 1 Guidelines.
  2. Tier 2 - provides financial support to staff and faculty members who are experiencing a financial hardship due to a temporary emergency or who do not meet all criteria to receive funding from Tier 1. View Tier 2 Guidelines.

Eligibility

In order to apply, you must:

  • Be a regular faculty or staff member of Emory University working at least 20 hours per week
  • Have a minimum of one year of service
  • Not have any active disciplinary actions against you that resulted from violating Emory's Standards of Conduct Policy within the past twelve months

How to Apply

Complete the Hardship Fund Application Form (pdf) and submit it to HR, along with ALL supporting documentation. To download the application form in MS Word, go here.

You can submit your application by email or fax to:

Email: hardship.fund@emory.edu
Fax: 404‐712‐1470

  • In order to preserve your anonymity, any identifying information on your application will be omitted prior to review by the Fund Review Committee.
  • If your application is incomplete or needs additional information, you will be contacted by HR.
  • If an employee is unable to apply, an immediate family member of the employee may apply on their behalf.

To learn more, review our FAQs

About the Fund

The Hardship Fund is funded entirely by voluntary donations from Emory University's faculty and staff as well as any other person or entity wanting to assist Emory community members facing unexpected financial challenges. The program does not receive annual funding from the University.

If you wish to give, please visit the Emory Together Fund.

Contact

Department:
Benefits and Work Life
Address:
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322