Disaster Relief for Employees, by Employees, in Times of Urgent Need

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the NYU community, including our employees, in ways that have posed personal challenges on multiple fronts. In response to these challenges, NYU’s Administrative Management Council (AMC) recently approached senior leadership with a desire to launch a relief fund – by University employees, for University employees – with the idea that those who are facing extraordinary hardships might qualify for modest, one-time grants provided through employee contributions. In response to the AMC’s proposal, the University has committed to provide seed funding for this initiative on an employee match basis; for each dollar contributed, the University will match it based on the original seed funding amount.

How to Apply

To access aid, full-time, New York-based faculty, administrator, and union staff employees are invited to submit an application for financial assistance, which will be carefully and confidentially reviewed by a committee comprised of faculty, administrators, and staff from across the University. Employees who wish to contribute to the fund may do so through convenient payroll deductions. The University will match up to $75,000 of contributions in support of the fund.

All gifts to the fund are voluntary, and your decision to participate will have no effect on your job status. All donations are considered a tax deductible and fund recipients will not be taxed on distributions. Thank you for your support of NYU employees.

Additional Information

For questions regarding giving to the Emergency Relief Fund for Employees, please contact Emergency Relief Fund Administrators at emergency-relief-fund@nyu.edu or 212-998-2434.

Log in with your NetID and password to make your gift by credit card or conveniently through payroll deduction. If you prefer to give by mail, please contact Shenese Jones.