Corporate Citizenship Center Resources



Community Resilience and Disaster Response Program Overview

The Community Resilience and Disaster Response program advances business-led solutions to create stronger, more resilient communities locally and globally. Download this fact sheet to learn more.

Resilience in a Box

Developed in partnership with The UPS Foundation, Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience. Small businesses are both highly vulnerable and can be without adequate resources to focus on preparedness actions. These resources will guide companies toward addressing preparedness issues while building in flexibility to handle potential business interruptions.

Disaster Help Desk for Business

The Disaster Help Desk provides one-on-one expert assistance to small business owners before, during, and after a disaster strikes. From preparing for hurricane and wildfire season to unexpected floods or power outages, our team is here to answer any questions you might have, including topics such as: 

  • Readiness for minor and major disasters, ranging from fires and floods to massive natural disasters.
  • Relief information for those immediate days and months after a disaster strikes your business, including federal resources.  
  • Long-term recovery advice and connections to others who can help you create a path to re-opening and staying open after a disaster.

Disaster Corporate Aid Trackers

When disasters strike, businesses mobilize their expertise, capabilities, and community resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Corporate Citizenship Center runs the Disaster Corporate Aid Trackers as part of our Community Resilience and Disaster Response program. We serve as the keeper of the records for business' response to disasters and detail how companies are responding.

Employee Assistance Fund (EAF)

An Employee Assistance Fund (EAF), also known as an Employee Relief Fund or an Employee Crisis Fund, is a program to help employees cope with unexpected hardships that place undue financial stress on them and their families. A leading way to distribute EAF funds is through an external nonprofit partner that increases the flexibility of what hardships the fund can cover, as well as lowers the administrative burden to the company.

Many employers establish these funds to assist their employees with the financial challenges these types of events present. Helping employees allows employees to recover more quickly, demonstrates a company's care for employees and commitment to their well-being, and provides co-workers an opportunity to help their colleagues.