We exist to help others…and that includes helping our own people, when they need it most. The Ace Helpful Fund is designed to provide short-term, emergency support to qualified Ace Hardware corporate, RSC and field team members, as well as Ace store retail associates who experience financial hardship as a result of certain unforeseen and unpreventable circumstances and who cannot afford housing, utilities, and other basic living expenses. These circumstances include natural disaster, death, serious or life-threatening illness or injury, catastrophic or extreme circumstances.

The Ace Helpful Fund also allows all Ace team members, friends and family the opportunity to participate in this effort by contributing to the fund in support of members of the Ace family who may experience such a hardship. Every donation, no matter the amount, is appreciated.

Considering applying but not sure if you qualify?

Please click on application for details. We encourage anyone with questions to  contact our team to discuss your situation. If you would like help with the process, send an email to  emergencygrants@cfmt.org or call 615-321-4939 and ask to speak to someone about the Ace Helpful Fund.

Employees affected by a major natural disaster, such as a hurricane, should use this application:

Major natural Disaster - Apply for help

Those affected by other types of hardship should use this application:

Apply for help online Donate Online Make a donation via Ace Store Statement (Ace Retailers only)

To donate by check, please make check payable to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee with

 The Ace Helpful Fund in the memo line.

Mail your donation to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee

Attn: Ace Helpful Fund
P.O. Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244

Contact Information

Chris Stowe

Chris Stowe

Associate, Employee Care Funds

  • cstowe@cfmt.org
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Benja Hutchens

Benja Hutchens

VP of Human Resources and Administration

  • bhutchens@cfmt.org
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Shemika Walker

Shemika Walker

Senior Manager of Employee Care Programs

  • swalker@cfmt.org
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