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About the North Star Relief Fund

Giving Back is one of our core values at Macy’s. We show up in times of need, and we take care of the communities we’re a part of.

When our Macy’s family is the community that needs support, our colleagues always seek out ways to help take care of one another. This is the inspiration behind our North Star Relief Fund.

The North Star Relief Fund provides colleagues with rapid, direct financial assistance in times of need. At this time, only grants that quality for assistance are to support death of an immediate family member. Grants awarded will be between $500-$1000, based on the applicant’s situation and need.


Currently, we are not accepting donations for the North Star Relief Fund.

Apply for a Grant

If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify. 

The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. administers all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. Macy’s, Inc. will not have any insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation is here to help applicants through their challenging times. Please click the link above for social service suggestions, educational courses that cover everything from disaster preparedness to financial education and morе.