About the BGC Partners Care Fund at United Way:
The Direct Grant program helps partners who are facing financial hardship due to a qualifying event and, as a result, do not have the ability to maintain their basic living expenses. If an application is approved, based on the eligible partner’s need, the Direct Grant can award up to $5,000, if adequate funds are available, to assist with basic living expenses. In order to receive a Direct Grant, the circumstance causing the hardship must take place during the previous 90 days and during the partner’s employment with Brookshire Grocery Company, and the partner must meet the minimum criteria.
What are the qualifications and steps to apply?
Make sure you are familiar with the minimum qualifications and process to apply. All requests must go through a BGC Sponsor (Store Director, Department Director, etc…) for pre-qualification.
The first step is to review these three documents below. The FAQ & Direct Grant Quick Test will help you understand the minimum qualifications. The Prep Packet contains important items and forms for you to fill out that are REQUIRED with each application.
Once you have gone through all of the information in the Prep Packet and have a BGC Sponsor (Store Director, Department Director, etc…) who has determined you may be eligible to apply, the Sponsor needs to submit this form below before you will have access to the Direct Grant Application:
Sponsor Acknowledgement FormSponsor Acknowledgement Form
Once your Sponsor has completed step 2 and submitted the form above, you will receive an email within the next business day from the grant administrator with a link and password to access the Direct Grant Application. Please ensure that your Financial Worksheet found in the Prep Packet is already completed and that you have all needed supporting documents ready to upload BEFORE you start the online application. You will need to allow 10-15 minutes of your time to complete this online application once you receive the invitation link. If you need assistance, contact Lisa Garder at the United Way office via lgardner@uwtyler.org

Would you like to contribute to the Partners Care Fund? Please download the form below to complete and turn in to payroll.

Contribution FormContribution Form