COVID-19 Hardship Grant Request Application

The current pandemic has placed an enormous burden on many Americans including a large number of Smile Brands employees, affiliates and their families. Smile Brands’ primary investor, Gryphon Investors, Inc. has provided a grant to help ease the financial hardships brought on by the crisis. Individuals meeting the following criteria are invited to apply for grant funds:

Hardship Fund Grant Criteria
  • Must be employees or former employees of Smile Brands Inc. or its affiliated Professional Corporations who have been furloughed, laid off, or impacted by a salary reduction of no less than 25 percent since March 16, 2020 or an employee/immediate household family members who have had medical or funeral expenses related to COVID-19.
  • Applicants may not be owners, board directors, officers, senior executives of the company.
  • Must have annual wages in 2019 not exceeding $90,000.00.
  • Applicants must lack resources to meet basic living expenses (e.g., food, housing, medicines, child and dependent care, necessary health and safety supplies, funeral expenses) for themselves and/or their immediate/same household families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and related events.

All applicants meeting the criteria above are invited to complete this application to be reviewed by the grant committee. Grant fund is limited in size, maximum individual grant will be $1500. Applications must be received by September 18, 2020 and applicants will be notified by September 30, 2020.