Welcome to the Brave of Heart Fund

While most of us have sought shelter from the COVID-19 crisis, brave frontline healthcare workers have put themselves in harm’s way to help those who desperately need it – risking their lives every day to save ours. Seeded with $50 million in funding from the New York Life Foundation and the Cigna Foundation, the Brave of Heart Fund will offer financial support to the families of healthcare workers who lose their lives to COVID-19.

The New York Life Foundation will also match – dollar for dollar – individual contributions, up to $25 million. Please consider donating today.

Show support for the surviving families of frontline healthcare workers.

Giving FAQs

Who is E4E Relief?

E4E Relief is a wholly owned subsidiary of Foundation For The Carolinas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. With more than a decade of experience serving clients across the United States, E4E Relief is the nation's leading provider of employee disaster and hardship funds.

Can I designate my contribution to a specific front line worker?

While gifts cannot be designated for a specific individual or event, they do guarantee funds are available to assist front-line associates who are experiencing financial hardship and meet the criteria of the program.

Are my gifts to the fund tax-deductible? Will I get a statement at the end of the year?

A donation to the Brave of Heart Fund administered by E4E Relief may be tax-deductible, provided no goods or services were received in exchange for the donation. A gift acknowledgment will be provided for all gifts, $250 or more, made directly to the Fund via E4E Relief. Cash gifts, depending on the amount, may or may not require a receipt for tax purposes. Please check with your tax advisor for more information.

Do I need to give to be eligible to apply for assistance from the Brave of Heart Fund?

Gifts to the Brave of Heart Fund are voluntary and are not required to apply for assistance.

Can I give by sending a check, instead of making an online donation?

To make a gift by check, please make check payable to E4E Relief, listing the Brave of Heart Fund ID #3750 on the memo line of your check.

Checks may be sent to:
Brave of Heart Fund
c/o E4E Relief
PO Box 896796
Charlotte, NC 28289-6796

Contact US

If you have questions about making a foundation, corporate or major gift, please call us at 888-616-0330 for additional assistance.