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Donations and Support

The CARES Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. The Fund relies primarily on individual donations from employees and support from Fresenius Medical Care North America to fund this program. Every contribution helps and when combined with the donations of others can provide a tax-free grant to help a fellow employee in need when they are facing the unexpected.

Make a Donation

The CARES Fund offers several options for making a tax-deductible donation. Click Donation FAQs to learn about each type.

You can learn about a PTO Donation in the Donation FAQs.


The best donation method is an on-going payroll deduction donation. Click Payroll Deduction to learn more.

You can make a tax-deductible ongoing or one-time gift through our secure site using your credit/debit card by clicking Credit Card Donation.


To make a donation via check:

1. Make your check payable to the Fresenius Medical Care Foundation

2. Include “CARES Fund” and your Employee ID in the memo line

3. Mail to: Fresenius Medical Care Foundation, Inc., c/o CARES Fund, PO Box 781021, Philadelphia, PA 19178-1021

Apply for a grant

If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. administers all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. Fresenius Medical Care North America will not have any insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation is here to help applicants through their challenging times. Please click the link above for social service suggestions, educational courses that cover everything from disaster preparedness to financial education and morŠµ.