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Our Mission

The Floor Covering Industry Foundation gets families back on their feet when battling catastrophic injuries, severe disabilities, or other life-altering medical crises. Founded in 1981 by industry leaders, the 501(c)3 charitable non-profit helps industry workers by providing direct grants for housing, utilities, medical care, and other basic needs. 


Rising costs and expenses rob our beneficiaries of the basic financial freedom they deserve in their time of need. Financial help is viewed as an opportunity to say “we care” to those in our floor covering industry family.

The Foundation’s criteria for grants are:

#1 Severe illnesses, injury, or disability

#2 Extreme financial need

#3 Service to the floor covering industry from a household member of 5+ years 

Grants are awarded based on need for expenses such as medical care, medications, medical supplies, and other expenses directly related to beneficiary care, as well as such basic necessities as food, shelter, and utilities.

Behind every assistance grant we have made is a story of crisis and perseverance—of a real person struggling through a difficult time. We are helping to keep unexpected setbacks from turning into permanent roadblocks.

Who We Have Helped

Check out our success stories here.

FCIF’s caring approach allows those in need to seek help with dignity and confidence. Our beneficiaries have included:

  • a 29-year-old who was paralyzed from the neck down as the result of a hit-and-run accident
  • transplant (heart, liver) patients
  • a single parent’s two-year old son who had a malignant tumor and required chemotherapy and continuing tests for cancer
  • a man who suffered a brain stem stroke at the age of 38 and is incapacitated with severe physical and cognitive impairment