Employee Emergency Relief Grants

Emergency Relief grants are awarded to assist with unpredictable life setbacks such as an unplanned medical issue, home disaster or other life event. Emergency relief grants are capped at $5,000 unless there are extenuating circumstances to consider. Please click on the appropriate link below to apply for support or nominate a co-worker. Grant applications are due on the 15th of every month and take up to a month to process, unless you need expedited support (48-72 hours).


  • Standard Grant Applications- For situations that do not need expedited support (i.e. help with upcoming medical bills). Standard grant applications will take up to a month to process.
  • Expedited Grant Applications- For situations that require expedited support, within the next 48- to 72-hours (i.e. a house fire).
  • Co-Worker Referral Form - For employees who would like to nominate a fellow Vail Resorts colleague for support. Foundation staff will follow up with the employee in need, who will have to fill out the appropriate grant application above.  

Criteria for Emergency Relief Grants:

In order to receive support from the EpicPromise Employee Foundation, you:

  • Must be employed by Vail Resorts or inactive with SIS eligibility at the time of request and payment.
  • Must have an income that falls at or below US$48,560/CA$63,128 for a single person household. Refer to the Income Qualifications for households with more than one individual. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Must demonstrate need due to a medical issue or emergency financial hardship.  

Who is eligible?

All Australian, Canadian and US employees as well as those with SIS status are eligible as are their dependents.  At this time, eligibility does not extend to the parents of employees or extended family members. 

Additional eligibility requirements include the ability to demonstrate need due to an unplanned and recent medical issue OR emergency financial hardship. Applicants must also be employees of Vail Resorts or inactive with SIS eligibility at both the time of request and payment.

What does/doesn't the Foundation award grants for?

  • The Foundation focuses on assisting employees that have experienced an unplanned injury or mental/physical illness, bereavement, natural disaster and domestic violence incidents.
  • Ineligible events include but are not restricted to:
    • Car repair
    • Any item covered by insurance (either applicants or family members)
    • Credit card debt, payday loans, legal fees and expenses associated with divorce settlements, child custody or any current and ongoing litigation.
    • Housing assistance related to availability or expense
    • Elective medical procedures
    • Any event or incident that occurred prior to employment with Vail Resorts or that occurred more than 6 months ago.

Have more questions?  Consult our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - For full program specifics, please consult the FAQs prior to completing an application.