The Employee Emergency Grant (EEG) is comprised of funding allocated to support employees in times of emergency. It is designed to provide employees and their immediate families with short-term assistance during unexpected hardships and emergencies.
Grants are used to cover hardship expenses such as food or clothing assistance, temporary housing, support in paying rent or mortgages or utilities, or for medical and hospital bill payments.
The Covid-19 pandemic was a difficult time for everyone. Under the strain of job loss, food insecurity and lack of childcare, financial uncertainty began to infiltrate the lives of many. Within weeks, the MGM Resorts Foundation expanded the Employee Emergency Grant Fund to assist eligible employees and their families by providing financial assistance. Thanks to generous donations from MGM Resorts employees, board members, Las Vegas entertainers, and Kirk Kerkorian’s estate, the Employee Emergency Grant Fund disbursed over $15.6 million, which covered 22,000 bill payments during 2020 on behalf of current and former employees in need of assistance.