GUCares Employee Emergency Fund

About the program

The GUCares Fund, seeded with initial contributions from the University, will be supported by donations from Georgetown University employees in partnership with matching funds from some of our business partners and vendors. Upon request, financial assistance may be provided to an employee through this emergency fund designed to help University employees (faculty, AAPs and staff) recover financially from loss due to recent natural emergencies, accidents, catastrophes, deaths or illnesses. The Fund relies on donations from University employees to ensure that we can continue to provide emergency financial support to our community.

Contribute to the fund

Starting this spring, you are invited to play an important role in the creation of this new pilot fund. Your gift will support those members of our community during times of financial hardship. You can help by making a regular monthly donation by standing order through payroll contribution; or you may choose to make a one-time gift either through payroll deduction or personal check. Your donation is tax-deductible.

Payroll Deduction Contribution Form

Payroll deduction contribution forms can be emailed to, or faxed to 202-687-9148.

Checks can be sent via intercampus mail or regular mail to Matthew Kelly-Montresor, Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits, 6th Floor, 2115 Wisconsin Aven, N.W., Washington, DC, 20007.

Apply for assistance

Grants for emergency assistance will be available to all employees working 75% time beginning Fall of 2015. 

Application form

Applications and supporting documentation can be submitted securely by uploading to Box sending to, or faxed to 202-687-9148. You may also hand deliver your application to Darnall Hall, 2nd Floor, M-31, or to 2115 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the current maximum grant? The maximum grant is up to $1,000. At the end of the first year of the program, this amount will be reevaluated.

What are the tax implications for these grants? If you are a recipient of a grant, the amount you receive is subject to payroll taxes. If you are contributing to the fund, you may claim your donation as a charitable contribution on your annual income tax filing.

How long must I have been employed at Georgetown University before applying for assistance? You must have had one-year of continuous service before applying for a grant.

How many times can I apply for assistance? You may apply once every three years.

How quickly will I learn if my application for assistance has been approved? Within 5-7 business days your application will be reviewed and a decision will be communicated to you. If approved, the grant amount will be distributed to you either by check or direct deposit within 3 business days of the approval of your request.

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