People First Fund

People First Fund logo


In March of 2020, with swift approval from our Board of Directors, the People First Fund (PFF) was created to help our employees during the coronavirus pandemic. Since its launch, hundreds of IFB employees, many of whom are blind or visually impaired, have received assistance with things like childcare when schools closed and financial help when work slowed. For those who contract the virus, recovery can be stressful.

The IFB Solutions executive team is committed to relieving stress with this Fund. To better assist those who are directly affected by the virus, we are refining the qualifications for PFF.



Employees will still need to apply for PFF assistance. See your supervisor for information.

Effective August 9th 2021, employees who have not been vaccinated, nor received approval from HR of an accommodation, will not be eligible for payment under the People First Fund.

  • Nonvaccinated employees who are infected with COVID-19 or asked to quarantine due to an IFB contact tracing event will be expected to use their paid time off or take unpaid leave.
  • Eligibility to receive PFF paid time off requires employees to be employed for a minimum of 90 days with IFB Solutions and fully vaccinated.
  • PFF paid time off is limited to up to 40 hours at 100% of wages for eligible employees.