C.H. Robinson Employee Hardship Fund

Application Instructions and Materials

UPDATE: As of March 17, 2020, the Minneapolis Foundation office hours may be limited due to the COVID-19 situation. It is recommended that all applications are emailed directly to: eaf@mplsfoundation.org. Applications may be faxed in, however response time to these may be delayed.

Take the time to carefully review the eligibility requirements for the C.H. Robinson Employee Hardship Fund. If you have any questions about the eligibility requirements, a hotline is available to answer your questions at 612-672-3869. Your call will be returned, usually within 24 hours. Applications cannot be approved over the phone but someone will be available to clarify the guidelines of the Fund.

Download the application and carefully read through and answer all of the questions. Once you have completed the application, make sure you have gathered all supporting documents (i.e. C.H. Robinson paystub, recent tax return (1040), copies of bills, and any other documents that may be related to your qualified incident). After you have everything together your application can be faxed to The Minneapolis Foundation at 612-672-3846 or mailed to:

C.H. Robinson Employee Hardship Fund
800 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The Minneapolis Foundation will review all applications and contact you within five business days about whether your application has been approved or denied. In some cases, you will be asked to supply additional information before a final decision can be made.

If your application is approved, a check will be sent to the vendor(s) on your behalf. You will receive a confirmation email detailing what was paid.

In the event that your application is denied you will be notified in writing and will be eligible to apply to the Fund for a separate incident in six months. You will have the opportunity to appeal the decision in writing and may include additional documentation with your appeal.


After carefully reviewing the eligibility requirements, please complete the application, attach all required documentation, and submit your application via mail or fax.

Financial Assistance Application

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Questions? Call the C.H. Robinson Employee Hardship Fund
Hotline at 612-672-3869