"A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal."

- Steve Marboli

ASC Employee Asisstance Fund

The Share to Care Fund was designed as an easy way for employees to assist fellow employees and/or their immediate family when they face a hardship.

Assistance is available for certain emergency situations beyond an employee’s control which have caused a financial burden. An emergency is defined as an unforeseen circumstance that calls for immediate action and an urgent need for assistance or relief.

This fund is intended to provide basic necessities and temporary relief to those who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, major illness or non-work related accidents.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be an active employee with at least three (3) months of continuous regular employment at the time of application. Or;
  • Be an inactive employee separated within the last thirty (30) days due to employees own serious illness or being deceased. The application for the Share to Care Grant must be filed within thirty (30) days of the separation date.
  • For the purpose of this program, your most recent hire date will be used.
  • The applicant must have sought other possible resources which were not available or are not enough to meet the current need.
    Only one grant request for assistance per employee, per year, (rolling twelve (12) month calendar) may be granted in 365-day period. Employees may only apply once per financial hardship.
  • Supporting documentation and signatures are required to be submitted with application. (Examples of documentation include: eviction/foreclosure notices, past due utility notice, police/fire report, invoice of funeral expense) Documentation must be on letterhead or statement of entity seeking collection of funds.

Examples of Grant Requests which may be approved:

  • Serious illness of employee or immediate family member which has a significant impact on employee family financial situation.
  • Prevent the loss of primary residence due to an unforeseen financial circumstance.
  • Death of an employee or immediate family member which causes a financial hardship.
  • Victim of a violent crime such as domestic violence, bodily injury, etc.
  • Funds for basic needs such as food, clothing or shelter resulting from a natural disaster (tornado, flood, earthquake, fire, ice storm, hurricane).
  • Funds for basic needs such as food, clothing or shelter resulting from a triggering personal emergency (for example house fire, flood).

Examples of Grant Requests which will not be approved:

  • Applications submitted more than thirty (30) days after qualifying event.
  • More than one request per hardship per employee, or within 365 days from prior grant.
  • Assistance to individual experiencing financial difficulties due to poor financial management or judgement or negligence.
  • Legal fees and/or fines
  • Any event that is a result of illegal activity committed by the employee or immediate family member (other than where employee is a victim of domestic violence).
  • Student Loans

How to apply for a grant:

  • All applications will be treated as confidential.
  • Review the eligibility criteria to ensure you meet the minimum requirements to proceed.
  • Complete the Share to Care Grant Application.
  • Be prepared to include all supporting documentation as outlined in the eligibility criteria section.
  • Once the application is completed and all supporting documentation has been gathered, you can give your items to the Payroll/Benefits Contact at your facility and your information will be submitted to the Share to Care Administrator at home office. All applications will be treated as confidential. Applicants wishing for direct submission to The Share to Care Fund Independent Selection Committee can contact their Executive Director or the ASC Share to Care Administrator directly to arrange submission.

Grant application review process:

  • An Independent Selection Committee composed of employees selected by the Share to Care Board will review weekly application submissions.
  • Grant applications will be reviewed and in most cases a decision will be made within seven (7) business days, provided all required documentation has been submitted.
  • The review process will not officially begin until all required documentation has been submitted with the completed application. Applicant/employee may be contacted by the review committee regarding additional questions or additional documentation requests.
  • Applicant/employee may be contacted by the Share to Care Administrator regarding additional questions or additional documentation requests.
  • In most cases for approved grants, the funds will be available within three (3) business days.
  • Independent Selection Committee decisions are final.

How to Give

Donations are accepted via PayPal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Share to Care Fund, L.L.C. provides basic necessities and temporary relief to Employees within the ASC family of companies who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, major illness or non-work-related accidents. 

The Share to Care Fund is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization funded by donations from American Senior Communities employees, employees of ASC affiliated companies and affiliated individuals. The Fund can also accept donations from members of the public.

You can submit your payroll deduction elections via the form found here: Share2Care Employee Contribution Election Form

Employees who sign up for automatic payroll deductions will see their deductions on each pay stub and annual W-2. One-time donations not processed via payroll and community member donors will be provided with an acknowledgement letter near the time of their donation.

Active employees of ASC and affiliated companies with at least three (3) months of continuous regular employment at the time of application.  For the purpose of this program, the most recent hire date will be used.  An employee meeting the above criteria and separated within the last thirty (30) days due to employees own serious illness or being deceased is also eligible. Full time and part time employees are eligible.

The Share to Care Fund is intended to provide basic necessities and temporary relief to those who encounter sudden financial hardship due to unexpected life events such as natural disaster, major illness or non-work-related accidents.

The independent selection committee will determine the type and amount of the award based on individual needs and funds, goods and/or services available and other criteria set by the committee. 

All donations will be included in the Share to Care Fund, which is available to all stakeholders and community members of American Senior Communities affiliated entities (including Home Office, Anew, Eaglecare).  This will allow a larger pool of funds to be available to all applicants in their time of need.

For the purpose of this program, immediate family member is defined as legal spouse or legal dependent child up to age 21.  Also included are children over 21 if the child is unable to participate in self-sustaining employment due to a disability which existed prior to reaching age 21 and the child receives over half of their support in the current year from the employee.

Grant applications will be reviewed, and the applicant/employee will be notified of the decision within seven (7) business days of the application provided all required documentation has been submitted.  The review process will not officially begin until all required documentation has been submitted with the completed application. The applicant/employee may be contacted by the review committee regarding additional questions or additional documentation requests.  

Only one request for assistance per family, per year, (rolling twelve (12) month calendar) will be granted in a rolling 365-day period.  Employees/dependents may only apply once for assistance per financial hardship.

Share to Care does not request or collect information with respect to the age, gender, or ethnic background of applicants and does not discriminate with respect to an employee’s age, ethnic background, gender, religion, or sexual preference in the awarding of financial assistance. Read More