Employee Relief Fund
What is the Employee Relief Fund?
Quest Diagnostics’ Employee Relief Fund (“the Fund”) serves as an opportunity for Quest employees to receive support in difficult times. It is a tax-advantaged fund designed to help employees cope with financial challenges that result from federally declared emergencies and disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. COVID-19 was declared a federal emergency on March 13, 2020.
The Fund is sponsored by Quest Diagnostics and administered by Bergen County United Way (BCUW). The Fund is operated as a nonprofit to allow all contributions to be tax-deductible and received grants to be exempt from income tax.
Who is eligible to request a grant from the Fund?
Applicants must be active full-time or part-time employees, on leave-of-absence or on furlough who have incurred additional expenses or are experiencing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples of possible expenses the fund can assist with include rent/mortgage, caretaking expenses, basic necessities/bills, and medical expenses. Grant requests will be reviewed for eligibility and decisioned as objectively as possible. Some applicants may not receive any or all funds requested.
Why should I donate to the Fund?
The Employee Relief Fund is dependent on donations. This is a practical way to help Quest employees impacted by federally declared emergency and natural disasters. Each donation is tax exempt. Any disbursements from the Fund are meant to help affected employees with critical expenses that are not covered in other ways.
We appreciate your consideration. To donate by credit card or PayPal please complete this simple form.
Please contact EmployeeDisasterRelief@QuestDiagnostics.com with any questions.