AWG Cares

Employee Charitable Foundation, Employee Relief Fund.
Next grant request submission deadline is Friday, March 29, 2024.

About AWG Cares

AWG Cares is our employee charitable foundation. The foundation focuses its efforts on three main areas of charitable work: disaster relief, medical research, and hunger/ homeless programs. All employees are able to contribute right away to help these charities and community organizations.

AWG Cares also includes an Employee Relief Fund. Employees who have experienced financial hardship caused by emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or other natural disasters, fires or explosions, significant medical situations, death of the employee or the employee’s family member, or other similar circumstances, can apply for short-term assistance. Employees of AWG and its subsidiaries can make donations to the AWG Employee Relief Fund through automatic payroll deduction, one-time payments via check, or through the online fund portal. All such donations are tax-deductible.

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Number of Grants

Since its inception in 2017, AWG Cares has made 241 grants to organizations nominated by AWG employees.

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Donated to Charitable Organizations

AWG Cares has donated more than $650,700 to charitable organizations in the communities where our employees work and live.

How AWG Cares Works

Donating to the Funds

Employees can donate a portion of each paycheck to the Employee Charitable Foundation and/or to the Employee Relief Fund or make one-time donations to one or both funds any time during the year. You choose if you want to donate and how much.

AWG matches all employee donations to the Employee Charitable Foundation dollar-for-dollar up to $250 per employee per year with a potential total match amount of $50,000. AWG also regularly donates additional resources to the effort.

The Charitable Foundation donations of all employees and the AWG match are pooled together. For additional information regarding the match to donations for the Employee Charitable Foundation, please contact your HR representative or Advisory Committee member. Donations made to the two funds are tax-deductible and non-refundable.

Employee Charitable Foundation

Throughout the year, employees who donate to the fund can submit grant requests for the charities of their choice, within the 3 main areas of focus, to receive grants from the foundation.

The Advisory Committee will meet to review employee-submitted grant requests and select the charities to receive grants from the funds each quarter.

Greater Horizons is the fund administrator and will accept charitable contributions for the AWG Cares Employee Charitable Foundation and Employee Relief Fund. Distributions to the Employee Charitable Foundation will be made by Greater Horizons after receiving and approving the written notice from the Advisory Committee following each meeting.

Employee Relief Fund

Employees who have experienced financial hardship caused by emergencies such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes or other natural disasters, fires or explosions, significant medical situations, death of the employee or the employee’s family member, or other similar circumstances, can apply for short-term assistance. The affected AWG employee fills out and submits an AWG Employee Relief Fund application, along with supporting documentation, for review. Employees who are unsure whether their situation qualifies may still submit an application for final determination by the fund administrator.

AWG Cares fund administrator, Greater Horizons, a leading provider of charitable giving services, helps manage this fund. Greater Horizons reviews all applications for assistance, based on objective criteria established by AWG and Greater Horizons. Utilizing those criteria, Greater Horizons makes a determination regarding an employee’s eligibility to receive a grant. Greater Horizons handles all communications with employees directly and reviews all required documentation to maintain confidentiality. Greater Horizons is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

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