Sephora Stands Together Fund is here to help employees get through difficult situations that may happen from time to time. If you’re here and need help, we want to ensure that you have the information you need to effectively navigate the application process. Below you’ll find an overview of what is eligible for the program and a few FAQs that will help you apply.
We’re here to help. If you are in a difficult situation and need assistance, the first step is to determine if you qualify for assistance from Sephora Stands Together. Some questions to ask include: 1) Am I a qualifying employee? 2) Do I have a qualifying event? 3) Are my expenses eligible? While there is a vetting process to ensure eligibility for the program, the initial qualifiers are that simple. Let’s find out if you may be eligible based on these qualifiers:
The Sephora Stands Together Fund covers all of US and Canada Sephora Employees.
Brazil and Mexico employees – please reach out to Sephora Stands for more information about the Sephora Stands Together Fund (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The event and expenses must have occurred after the applicant’s hire date.
The event and expenses must have occurred within the past 12 months EXCEPT for short-term evacuation (see below).
The event and expense must have occurred within 45 days for short-term evacuation expenses related to a catastrophic disaster.
For disaster event: no salary maximum
For hardship event: income guidelines may apply. Please review the income criteria here. Proof of need may be required (unpaid bills, estimates and or bids).
Eligible employee examples:
Active full-time and part-time (working more than 24 hours)
Full-time and part-time (working more than 24 hours) on short-term disability
Full-time and part-time (working more than 24 hours) on FMLA or approved leave
Ineligible employee examples:
Part-time employees (working less than 24 hours)
Employees on long-term disability or unpaid leave
Temporary or seasonal workers
Joint venture resources
Eligible hardship event examples:
Death of employee, spouse/partner, dependent, or immediate family member
Unscheduled loss of Child Support
Domestic Violence situations
Violent and non-violent crimes
Eligible disaster event examples:
Catastrophic Relief (Natural disasters - hurricane, wildfire, flood, tornado, etc.)
Terroristic or Military Action
Disaster resulting from an accident on a Common Carrier (e.g. public bus, ship, airplane, train, etc.)
Eligible expense examples:
Food and clothing for disaster-related assistance
Basic household goods
Housing-related assistance, including, but not limited to, reasonable repairs, mortgage and rent payments
Basic transportation (not including routine maintenance)
Extraordinary short-term medical expenses that are NOT covered by insurance
Disaster-related evacuation expenses
Funeral, travel, and burial expenses
Ineligible expense examples:
Lost compensation due to reduced hours or missed time from work
Legal fees, garnishments or expenses associated with divorce or custody cases such as loss of Alimony
Credit card or personal loan debt
Elective medical procedures, expenses or denied health insurance claims
Insurance premiums or items covered by insurance policies
Routine automobile/home repair or those due to deferred maintenance
Unscheduled loss of Alimony
Maximum Grant Award:
Hardship Relief: While the maximum grant award for Hardships is up to $2,500 USD and $5,000 USD per 12-month period, grant amounts vary based upon the need and expenses requested with each eligible event.
Disaster Relief: The maximum grant award for Catastrophic Disaster Relief is up to $1,500 USD for evacuation support and $3,500 for long-term recovery relief.
How to Apply
Step 1 Click the apply button - Create an online account or log in (if you have already created an account) to access the application page, complete the application with the requested information.
Step 2 Submit your application - Complete the requested information and upload the required supporting document and submit for review.
Step 3 Breathe easier - A grant specialist will review your application and contact you if more information is required.
What Happens Next?
Once your application is received you will receive a notification confirming your application has been submitted. If additional information is necessary to move forward you will receive an email outlining what documentation our team needs. Upon receipt of all supporting documentation a grant specialist will review and make a decision regarding your request. If approved, a grant distribution will be made based on your payment preference selected in the application. Check back daily to see the progress of your application as it moves through the review process.