How do I request assistance?

If you’ve experienced a qualifying event and need assistance, please complete our online application: Application for Assistance.

Who can receive assistance?
If an employee finds themselves facing a financial need arising from a severe hardship or emergency circumstance that qualifies for assistance, we would like to help. Qualifying events include: Natural disaster (flood, tornado, etc.), fire, domestic abuse, funeral cost for spouse, domestic partner, or child.
What type of assistance is covered?
The foundation will be looking to help with immediate needs arising from a severe hardship or emergency circumstance. Each qualifying event will be handled differently but, in general, help would be available for temporary housing, loss of personal belongings, funeral expenses or services related to burial, etc. If already covered by insurance reimbursement, assistance through the foundation would not be provided.
What type of information will I need to provide?
Financial assistance from the LCG iCare Foundation is intended to meet a genuine financial emergency. To help us determine the level of support we can provide, we’ll collect information from each applicant including total household income, essential household expenses, etc.
How much assistance can I receive?
Currently, grants of up to $2,000 can be requested. Employees are eligible to receive a maximum grant allowance of $2,000 within a 24-month period and a maximum grant allowance of $4,000 for the full duration of employment with Learning Care Group. Maximum grant amounts and allowances will be reviewed on an annual basis.
What if I know of someone in need of assistance?
If you know of someone within the Learning Care Group community that may qualify for a grant, please encourage them to visit this website and start the application process. The best and most efficient way for us to evaluate a grant need is for an employee to contact us directly. Additionally, we do have a general email address where you can send questions or information to the foundation: info@lcgicarefoundation.org. If we are notified of someone in need, we will do our best to reach out them to start a conversation. Note that all communications between the foundation and employees requesting or potentially requesting funds will be kept strictly confidential.
Will my identity and information I provide be kept confidential?
Information and documentation that an employee shares with the foundation is treated as private and confidential. Information will only be shared outside of the foundation as necessary to provide appropriate financial assistance and with the applicant’s express consent.
Can you answer questions regarding my employment with Learning Care Group?
No we cannot. The LCG iCare Foundation is a separate entity from Learning Care Group and we do not have information regarding the terms and conditions of your employment.
How can I contribute to the LCG iCare Foundation?

There are several ways to support the foundation. The easiest and most consistent way to support the foundation is through bi-weekly payroll contributions. Additional annual opportunities to support the foundation include our Golf & Games outing, natural disaster relief drives, and more. Visit our How You Can Help page for more information.

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?
All one-time donations made by check, money order, or credit card—and accompanied by name/address—will be provided with a receipt from the foundation. All weekly contributions made through payroll deduction will be noted on your annual W-2 form from Learning Care Group.