McKesson Taking Care of Our Own Fund

Sometimes, things happen that you can’t plan for, whether it’s a hurricane or a house fire. Learn how you can get help through a grant from our employee relief fund — or how you can donate to help others.


Shaunette’s Story


Shaunette’s Story

A We Care Grant from the McKesson Taking Care of Our Own Fund helped our colleague when her daughter became ill.

At McKesson, we care about our people

At McKesson, we care about our people — when you’re at work, at home or anywhere in between. And we know that life can sometimes take you by surprise, whether it’s a natural disaster or a family emergency.

That’s why we set up our employee relief fund. It’s a way for our people to get (and give) help during difficult times. It’s how we take care of our own. Read our FAQ page for more information.

How and when to apply for a grant

If you find yourself dealing with an unexpected emergency, you can apply for a grant from McKesson’s Taking Care of Our Own Fund. We offer two types of grants: the Get You to Safety Grant and the We Care Grant. Both are administered by the Emergency Assistance Foundation.

Get You to Safety Grant

Do you need immediate financial help due to a natural disaster or other catastrophe? We provide $1,000 evacuation assistance grants for McKesson employees who have been evacuated, displaced or stranded by a government-declared disaster.

There are no income requirements for this grant. You just need to be a McKesson employee who works 20 or more hours per week.

Apply for a Get You to Safety Grant. 

We Care Grant

Depending on your situation, we provide grants up to $5,000 to cover basic costs after a personal hardship or government-declared disaster. We know these situations are time-sensitive, so we’ll get back to you as soon as we can — typically within 3 to 5 business days. If approved, you should receive payment within 2 weeks.

Because it’s a grant — not a loan — you never have to pay us back. But to make sure we can help those who need it most, income guidelines apply. Read the FAQs to find out if you qualify. If this grant feels like what you need, here’s what to do.

First, click here to register your name and email.

Then, click here to apply for a We Care Grant.

About the Emergency Assistance Foundation

McKesson supports the Taking Care of Our Own Fund, and it’s run by the Emergency Assistance Foundation (EAF), an independent nonprofit organization. They review the applications and make the decisions. You can count on EAF to keep your information confidential. We won’t share your story unless you choose to.


Make A Donation to the Fund

Make A Donation to the Fund

When you donate to the Taking Care of Our Own Fund, the McKesson Foundation will automatically match your gift. That means you don’t need to make a separate request for a matching gift — which means your donation goes twice as far.

All donations to the fund at the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are not tax deductible in Canada. The donation web pages are currently only available in English. French-language pages are forthcoming. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056.

Donations FAQs





“I was out of power for over two days and lost all the food in my fridge and freezer. The grant helped me completely re-stock my fridge. Having to worry about financial help is hard when you’re going through a natural disaster.”

– Cheyenne R., a Patient Care Coordinator in Cary, N.C., who received a Get You to Safety Grant after a hurricane 


Heather’s Story


Heather’s Story

When Heather’s husband suffered an injury and couldn’t work, their mortgage was at risk. But a grant from the McKesson Taking Care of Our Own Fund helped the family get back on track. 




Do you need another kind of help?

The McKesson Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is separate from the Taking Care of Our Own Fund. Contact our EAP 24/7 if you need help with things like relationship support, legal or financial issues, or identity theft.

Call 1-844-880-9142 or visit



Find out more about the grants, eligibility and how to apply

About the Fund
Learn more about the fund and the two different types of grants

Get You to Safety Grant – How to Apply
Start here if you need evacuation assistance

We Care Grant – How to Apply 
Start here if you need financial help during a time of crisis

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Slide – In Time of Natural Disaster

Slide – General Information