(Jan. 11, 2023) — Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF) — a U.S.-based, public non-profit providing companies with the administration of relief fund grants to eligible individuals in times of unforeseen disaster or personal hardship — today announced that it awarded more than $45 million in financial assistance to nearly 49,000 individuals worldwide in 2022. Additionally, relief funds administered by EAF received more than $52 million in donations from sponsoring organizations — or EAF “Fund Partners” — during the calendar year. Individual, general public donations were also accounted for in this total.
As a third-party administrator, EAF independently administers all fund activities for its Fund Partners — including accepting donations, objectively reviewing grant applications, and awarding and distributing grants — all while ensuring funds are regulatory compliant. Because EAF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, public, non-profit organization, all grants awarded within the U.S. are tax free, and U.S. donations to the funds are tax-deductible.
“The 2022 calendar year was a successful one thanks to our growing network of Fund Partners, all of whom supported our mission to find a way to assist those in unexpected need worldwide through quick, seamless grant processing,” said EAF President Douglas Stockham. “From disaster relief to challenging life moments one can never plan for, we were able to meet these needs in a timely manner for struggling individuals and families around the world.”
In addition to individual, unexpected hardship relief, EAF notably supported Fund Partners, Grant Applicants and Grant Recipients through large-scale disasters around the world in 2022, including the Ukrainian conflict, the third wave of COVID-19 in China, Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Ian in the U.S., and Tropical Storm Nalgae in the Philippines, among many others.
“We have our pulse on disaster events occurring around the world in real time, and our 100-plus team members, located across 10 time zones, are equipped with multilingual response abilities,” said Stockham.
Over the last three years, EAF has not only awarded nearly 300,000 grants totaling over $207 million but has also received more than $291 million in donations. EAF currently administers 350 relief funds, altogether serving more than 12 million individuals across six continents.
Additionally in 2022 — and to maximize fund success for its sponsoring partners — EAF launched its revamped Fund Partner Portal based on feedback from its existing partner network. This relaunch now provides for a more user-friendly, engaging experience and includes assets like eBooks, Fund Partner toolkits, internal communications samples, a partner forum and more.
“EAF remains agile and adaptable by harnessing cloud-based technology, developing scalable platforms and procedures, and constantly evaluating and improving our relief efforts,” added Stockham. “As evidenced in our impressive 2022, this agile approach to compliance-based relief is working for our Fund Partners and for those in need we seek to serve.”
For more information on Emergency Assistance Foundation or to inquire about its Fund Partner advisory services, visit eafrelief.org or call (866) 308-7838.
About Emergency Assistance Foundation
Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF) is the oldest and largest standalone charity designed solely to administer global disaster and hardship relief funds, thereby providing grants to individuals in need around the world. As a third-party administrator, EAF independently administers all fund activities — including accepting donations, objectively reviewing grant applications, and awarding and distributing grants — while also advising our Fund Partners to ensure that each fund is regulatory-compliant and effective. As a financial first responder, we must be resourceful and fearless to ensure that financial assistance reaches individuals in need as quickly and efficiently as possible, no matter the unique circumstances. We remain agile and adaptable by harnessing technology, developing scalable platforms and procedures, and constantly evaluating and improving our processes. EAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that currently administers more than 350 disaster and hardship relief funds, serving over 12 million individuals across six continents. We have our pulse on disaster events occurring around the world in real time, and our 100-plus team members, located across 10 different time zones, are equipped with multilingual response abilities. Learn more at eafrelief.org.