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Since 1981, the Floor Covering Industry Foundation (FCIF) has been assisting flooring members who are faced with catastrophic illnesses, life-altering injuries and severe disabilities. Last year, the group helped dozens of families across the U.S. by providing a FCIF grant for medical expenses and basic needs such as housing, transportation and food.

Since its founding, the group has distributed more than $7 million in grants. Beneficiaries include flooring retailers, installers, retail salespeople, distributor personnel, mill employees and industry executives.

Each grant is different and can provide relief for a variety of needs, including medical supplies, doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospital stays and more. Grant applications are taken on a rolling basis.

Behind every FCIF grant, is a story of a real person who is fighting one of the hardest battles of their life.

The criteria for application include:

  1. Someone in the home has a life-altering medical event
  2. Family must be in financial need
  3. A household member has 5-plus years in the flooring industry

Know someone in need of assistance?

  • Visit here for an application.
  • Grant applications have a rolling deadline
  • Criteria for assistance: financial need, severity of medical condition, and 5-plus years of service to the floor covering industry by a household family member.

Want to help?

The FCIF is funded by manufacturers, retailers, distributers, industry associations, trade media and suppliers from across the floor covering industry. To make a tax-deductible donation or apply for a financial assistance grant, visit the FCIF website.

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