The Employee Benevolent Fund provides financial support to PHCS employees in times of unusual need. The Fund is supported through employee donations and is a program sponsored by Princeton HealthCare System Foundation.
Applications are accepted from eligible PHCS employees and remain confidential throughout the process.
The Employee Benevolent Fund (EBF) Committee reviews each application. The EBF Committee is made up of employees from various departments. In order to protect the applicant's privacy, applicant's names are not shared with the EBF Committee. The Religious Ministries department facilitates the application process. Final decisions on grants are made by the EBF Committee.
How the Funds are Distributed
Once it is determined that the application meets all guidelines and is able to be funded, a check of up to $500 will be issued directly to the service provider the PHCS employee owes.
How the Fund Helps
- Expenses that may be covered include:
- Medical and dental expenses not covered by insurance, and after the deductible is met
- Impending eviction/foreclosure
- Expenses related to an unanticipated family emergency affecting the employee
- Unexpected transportation repairs preventing the employee from going to work
- Expenses related to a "major disaster" as declared by a state or federal official
Criteria for Applications and Approval of Funds
- Donations to the EBF are voluntary and will not affect the chances of receiving or not receiving a grant
- Applications may be submitted at any time
- The maximum granted to each employee is $500 per year; and an employee may receive funding a maximum of three times per lifetime.
- The amount given depends on the total available balance in the Fund
Eligibility for Application
PHCS Employees who:
- Have applied for 40 hours of MyTime through Human Resources
- Have been employed by PHCS for more than one year
- Are not in a final warning disciplinary action status
- Are not on an unresolved Performance Improvement Plan
How to Apply for Assistance
Review criteria and eligibility, then fill out an application form downloadable here or you may pick one up at any of the locations below:
- Employee Self Service
- Human Resources
- Religious Ministries office (UMCP)
All applications must be submitted via hard copy to ensure privacy.
How to Contribute to the Employee Benevolent Fund
Employee donations are crucial to the success and availability of this fund. To support your colleagues in times of need, please fill out the EBF brochure and send it through interoffice mail to EBF/PHCS Foundation. Contributions can be made to PHCS Foundation by check, cash, credit card or payroll deduction.
For more information, please contact the Foundation office at (609) 252-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org