The HMH Employee Relief Fund was created to help employees who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen personal hardship. The Fund relies primarily on individual donations from employees and support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to fund this program. Every contribution helps and when combined with the donations of others can provide a tax-free grant (USA) to help a fellow employee in need when they are facing the unexpected.
You can make a voluntary ongoing gift or one-time gift through our secure site using your credit/debit card or directly donate through your payroll.
To make a US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.
To make a Non-US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.
To make a payroll deduction, please contact the HMH Payroll Department.
To make a donation via Text-to-Give, simply text the unique keyword “HERF" to 71777.
All donations to the fund at the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible in the U.S. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056.
If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify.
The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. will manage all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will have no insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.
The Community Resource page is for individuals looking for help from local community programs.