First Watch

Relief for COVID-19 and Other Qualifying Disasters 

For 37 years, First Watch has operated around one core principle: You First. It’s a simple concept that speaks volumes to us – Our people are our most important asset, and their safety, health and well-being are always our priority. As we all work though these trying times, we’re doing everything we can to keep that core principle top of mind and provide resources and support that help us emerge from this crisis together, stronger than ever before.  

To help our employees experiencing extraordinary hardship, we are pleased to introduce the You First Fund, which has been financed through an extremely generous donation by our private equity partners at Advent International. Through this Fund, grants of $500 will be made to employees who are facing extreme financial hardship due to the impacts of COVID-19. First Watch employees can apply by clicking on the “Apply Now” link below. These grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria. This Fund is reviewed, verified, and operated by America’s Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with 40 years of proven charitable funds management expertise. 

We know that many of you reading this may also want to help your colleagues and friends at First Watch as well. We have set up a second link below, “Give Now,” to allow others to contribute to the You First Fund by making a donation on this site. Your donation will not only allow us to reach more employees, it will also be doubled through a generous match by Advent International, which will donate $2 for each dollar that is donated through this site. Partnering with America’s Charities also ensures that your donations to this fund are tax-deductible, and all grants made from the funds are tax-free – allowing us to provide maximum support to employees quickly. 

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The You First Fund

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