Welcome to the Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.).

There is an old saying that charity begins at home and as an Employee Partner, you are our most important asset. The E.P.C.F. was founded in 2007 and is a 501(c)3 fund established to help ClubCorp’s Employee Partners in need of financial assistance in times of crisis. The E.P.C.F. assists with hardships due to illness, injury, death, fire or other catastrophic events.

Guidelines for Determining Assistance

How to Request Assistance
The E.P.C.F. Board meets every Tuesday at 2 p.m. (Central). In order to best help the Employee Partner, please submit all requests by Monday at 12 p.m. (Central).

Temporary Assistance
Temporary assistance is defined as a situation that is devastating, but will not impact the Employee Partner for the rest of his/her life. The situation is expected to last several days, several weeks or several months. The examples are, but are not limited to:
• Broken limb/surgery
• Sick child, spouse, family member
• Temporary hospitalization
• Domestic abuse

Long-Term Assistance
Long-term assistance is defined as a situation that will affect the Employee Partner for the rest of his/her life. It not only affects the Employee Partner monetarily, but emotionally as well. It is expected that the Employee Partner may or may not return to full capacity. Aftercare may be required. The examples are, but are not limited to:
• Long-term illness
• Loss of limb
• Child, spouse, parent, family member diagnosed with ongoing disease
• Death of a family member (immediate or otherwise)

Death
Assistance may be given in the way of funeral payment and/or assistance with expenses after the death.
• Up to $7,500 is given toward funeral expenses for an employee, spouse and/or dependent(s). Life insurance, work status, and age of children are considered.
• Assistance for non-dependents, such as a parent or sibling, is up to $1,500, depending on travel and assistance for payment of funeral invoice. 
• Parents or siblings under the care of the Employee Partner will also be considered, with documentation.
• Assistance may be extended to the family if the primary wage earner of the home is deceased.
• Consideration is extended based upon the request of the family. It is expected that costs will vary.
• Costs may include airfare for the Employee Partner and/or family, as well as shipping of deceased.

Fire
Assistance due to a fire in an Employee Partner’s residence is extended in the form of gift cards. This allows the Employee Partner to purchase items lost as a result of the fire, smoke, and/or water damage.
• An amount, not to exceed $5,000, is awarded to the Employee Partner, with consideration for homeowner’s or renter’s insurance.
• An additional amount, up to $750, is awarded per each immediate family member and/or child in the household. This does not include roommates.
• If the Employee Partner resides with his/her parents, assistance is given only to the Employee Partner, not the homeowner(s).
• In addition, assistance may be extended to the Employee Partner to find new housing. One month’s rent and deposit is standard.

Vehicle Repairs
Assistance for vehicle repairs will be considered on a case-by-case basis when the affected vehicle is the Employee Partner's only form of transportation to and from work and will generally not exceed $1,000. 

Loss of Employment by Spouse
Assistance may be granted due to loss of employment by a spouse or significant other after review by the Board on an individual basis.
• An amount, not to exceed $2,000, may be awarded as a one-time-only gift, depending on spouse's previous salary and time without employment. 

Revisit
Revisit is defined as a request that has been approved by the E.P.C.F. Board, but further assistance is needed.
• Additional documentation is required, such as a physician’s letter.
• Revisits occur on occasion.
• The E.P.C.F. Board must explore all aspects of why a revisit is needed. If unclear, the General Manager of the Club must be consulted.
• The Board will typically accept requests from an individual Employee Partner a maximum of three times during a 12-month period. The collective maximum amount awarded during a 12 month period will be $7,500.

Natural Disaster
In the event of a natural disaster, such as a tornado, hurricane, or earthquake, Employee Partners may have the option to use their available vacation time. According to ClubCorp policy, Employee Partners may not use Personal Time, Sick Time, or borrow against Vacation Time to cover wages/hours lost due to the natural disaster. Also, if the Club is able to provide financial assistance (e.g. a pay advance), the Employee Partner should request the same from the Club. The E.P.C.F. generally does not provide support on a group basis or care packages.

All requests for assistance will be reviewed on an individual basis, and E.P.C.F. Request Forms should be completed in their entirety. Assistance will be awarded in the form of gift cards.

Worker’s Compensation/Work Injury Plan
Employee Partners Care Foundation (E.P.C.F.) requests are submitted for an Employee Partner, even though they are receiving WC Benefits.
• The WC Coordinator must investigate the request before proceeding.
• On occasion, it may be necessary to extend E.P.C.F. benefits in addition to WC benefits, based on the percentage of the WC payments.