Established in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, the Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund provided a means by which Raytheon employees could respond to the immediate tragedy and help address and ease the suffering of those personally affected. Funds contributed to the Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund can be used to respond to national emergencies and to make grants of up to $10,000 to Raytheon employees who face catastrophic events in their lives.*

* Please note that due to recent changes to IRS guidelines governing Employee Disaster Relief Funds, requests for grants to employees impacted by catastrophic events can only be considered if they are the result of a federally designated disaster.

Fund Guidelines

The distribution of funds from the Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund for the purpose of disaster relief whether national, local or individual will be supervised and directed by a Selection Committee chosen by Raytheon and the California Community Foundation (CCF). CCF is a non-profit organization that maintains possession, receives and administers contributions to the Fund.

The Selection Committee is composed of both individuals familiar with the Raytheon community and its culture (retirees), as well as members of external non-profit organizations, to ensure complete impartiality in the selection process. Raytheon’s Vice President of Community Relations will coordinate the work of the committee and serves as a non-voting committee member.

It is the duty of the Committee to recommend distributions from the Fund. Recommendations of the Committee are made to CCF and are submitted in writing and signed by the Chairman of the committee or a duly authorized committee member.

Procedure and criteria for selecting individual recipients:

  1. Preference will be given to full-time and part-time employees of Raytheon. Applicants who are Raytheon employees must have been employed in a full- or part-time capacity at the time of the event. The Committee may also make grants to individuals not associated with Raytheon for disaster relief purposes.
  2. The amount of any grant will be at the sole discretion of the Committee at the time the grant is given, but is not to exceed $10,000 per event or incident. No more than one award may be granted to any individual applicant or family in a three-year period.
  3. Only Raytheon Company HR Managers may recommend applicants. Prospective recipients may not self-nominate nor apply for grants. The Committee may also seek input from the regional Community Relations Team, Community Relations Manager, ranking Business Leaders, Vice President of Community Relations and the Vice President for Communications and Corporate Affairs, consistent with the process for input and recommendations from time to time developed by the Vice President of Community Relations.
  4. Applicants will be selected on the basis of financial need and the severity and impact of the disaster on upon the named applicant and his or her family.
  5. Selections will be made without regard for race, color, national origin, age or sex of applicant.
  6. No members of the families of the Committee, or employees of the Foundation, shall be eligible for grants.
  7. Neither the Committee nor the Foundation shall be liable for the acts, neglects or defaults of any person employed by the Committee or by the Foundation selected with reasonable care, or for any error in judgment, or any act done or steps taken or omitted upon the advice of counsel, for any mistakes of facts or of law, or for anything the Committee or Foundation may do or refrain from doing in good faith.
  8. The Committee will meet as often as it is deemed necessary.
  9. The Committee will not be under obligation to distribute funds if no suitable applicants are found in any given period of time.

Application Instructions for Human Resource Managers

A HR manager may nominate an individual for consideration of a grant from the Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund. The HR manager must apply in writing providing the following information:

  • HR managers name, employee number, location, address, phone, fax and email address.
  • Employee or disaster victims name, employee number if a Raytheon employee, work location, address, phone, fax and email address.
  • The HR manager must submit in writing a description of the disaster, the circumstance of the employee or individual warranting the application for a grant and the purposes to which the funding, if awarded, will be applied. That description along with the HR manager’s and disaster victims contact information must be submitted in writing by mail or email to:

    The Raytheon Employee Disaster Relief Fund
    C/O Community Relations
    870 Winter Street Waltham, MA 02451-1449

Questions may be referred to the same email address above.

Please allow three weeks from submission of the application to notification. Notice of decisions will be emailed to the HR manager submitting the request.