About the Fund

 
Why was the Tenet Care Fund established?
To further reinforce our community of caring, we wanted to provide a way to assist employees experiencing a crisis situation.  The Tenet Care Fund was established to provide financial assistance to Tenet employees who’ve experienced hardship due to events beyond their control, including disasters, extended illnesses or injuries, and other special situations.  The Care Fund’s grants can help pay for essential living expenses, such as housing, utilities, food, clothing and other basic necessities. While Tenet’s Disaster Relief Fund assisted only employees affected by a federally qualified disaster, the Tenet Care Fund broadens the type of support we can provide to employees in need.
 
What is the Tenet Care Fund?
The Tenet Care Fund (or The Care Fund) is a 501(c) (3) public charity that provides assistance to employees who’ve been affected by hardship due to an event beyond their control.  The Care Fund supports employees by providing emergency information, referrals and/or financial grants to help pay for essential living expenses, such as housing, utilities, food, clothing and other basic necessities.  
 
Is the Care Fund a private foundation or a public charity?
The Care Fund is a 501(c) (3) public charity. We have chosen to be a public charity rather than a private foundation because certain federal tax laws prevent a private foundation from giving grants to employees, other than in times of a declared natural disaster. As a public charity, a significant amount of donations must come from sources outside of the corporation. Tenet employees can make tax-deductible donations to The Care Fund, and The Care Fund can subsequently make tax-free grants to qualifying employees.
 
How does the Tenet Care Fund differ from the Tenet’s Disaster Relief Fund?
Tenet’s Disaster Relief Fund currently is still in existence and is administered by The Dallas Foundation.  Remaining funds will continue to be used to assist employees in need who’ve been impacted by a federally declared disaster.  When the funds are depleted, The Disaster Relief Fund will no longer be administered, and employee assistance will be provided through the Care Fund.
 
How is Tenet supporting The Care Fund?
Tenet is covering all administrative costs related to running The Care Fund.  This allows for 100% of the donations to go directly toward providing grants to employees with a qualifying need.