Air travel assistance
Emergency assistance - America's Fund
America's Fund is a program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This is a program of the Semper Fi Fund.
As injured heroes from different branches of service are treated side by side at our nation's military hospitals, requests for assistance to all branches have continued to grow. We are excited to begin fulfilling those requests today!
Today, our first priority is providing family support grants. These enable families to spend time at loved ones' hospital bedsides, free from the financial pressures of travel, temporary lodging and lost wages.
With your support, we plan to quickly expand our range of services to include assistance for specialized and adaptive equipment, adaptive housing, adaptive transportation, education and career transition, therapeutic arts, and PTSD and TBI support. Additionally, we want to continue building programs that have proven beneficial to rehabilitation and recovery, such as team-based athletics and the Tim and Sandy Day Canine Companions Program.
Emergency assistance - Coalition to Support America's Heroes
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes provides emergency financial aid and other assistance to troops who have been severely wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The Coalition focuses on helping servicemen and women with the most debilitating injuries, such as those who have been severely burned, blinded, paralyzed or brain-damaged.
Because so many of our wounded heroes will need expensive, long-term care, we're also trying to educate the public - and our elected officials - about the importance of getting the government to fulfill its obligations to our wounded troops and their families.
Emergency assistance - Heartbeat for Warriors
The Emergency Assistance Program we offer gives financial help for life’s daily and unexpected needs. A wounded service member separated from family for medical reasons still has living expenses. Separation can last months — two households must survive on one salary, especially if the family lives in another state.
Delayed military pay, which happens at times, and reduced pay, can mean no electricity for the home. Sometimes it means no food for the baby. We also offer assistance with airfare to bring a family member to the wounded warrior. A service member might also need to travel for a family funeral.
Emergency assistance - Helping our Heroes Fund
The Helping Our Heroes Foundation provides a way for donated funds and services to directly reach our injured military and a way for concerned Americans to volunteer to actively support our armed forces.
The role of the foundation is to provide patient advocates, identify and fund educational opportunities for the soldier, coordinate specialty counseling (financial assistance, career, housing, etc.), and assist with emergency funding needs as deemed appropriate.
Emergency assistance - Hope for the Warriors
The mission of Hope for the Warriors™ is to enhance quality of life for US Service Members and their families nationwide who have been adversely affected by injuries or death in the line of duty. Hope for the Warriors™ actively seeks to ensure that the sacrifices of wounded and fallen warriors and their families are never forgotten nor their needs unmet, particularly with regard to the short and long-term care of the severely injured. To accomplish our mission, we have designed special programs that allow and encourage community involvement. We welcome you to read through our website to learn more about how we help and how you can too.
Immediate Needs Grants - Hope For The Warriors™ is prepared to help provide financial assistance once a notice of very severe injury is made. Travel is expensive and sometimes financially prohibitive, especially overseas. Funds are available so that a spouse or parent will be able to be at their loved one's bedside.
Emergency assistance - Michigan National Guard Family Fund
The Michigan National Guard Family Fund was created to assist Air and Army National Guard families who experience financial difficulties with temporary emergency financial assistance, and to fund programs and training to maintain and improve the quality of life of our Michigan National Guard families. What constitutes a need? Emergency loss of income through activation for military duty, inability to maintain employment due to injury or sudden illness, or job loss; unexpected medical expenses; pay problems; or the accumulation of legitimate bills (e.g. rent, mortgage, electric, oil, gas, etc.). Inability to pay for basic needs: food, shelter, utilities, clothing, medical bills, and transportation due to unforeseen circumstances. Applications are required to be submitted with the necessary documentation.
Emergency assistance - Operation Homefront
Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors.
Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families
Operation Homefront provides direct services to alleviate a military family’s or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden, as well as counseling and/or recovery support. Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. Other emergency funding assistance, which an applicant receives within 24 to 72 hours, includes the following:
- Critical baby items: formula, food and diapers
- Home and appliance repair
- Furniture and household items
- Wounded Warrior Transitional Family Housing
Emergency assistance - TAMCO Foundation (Florida)
TAMCO Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan charity which provides direct support to military veterans from Florida who have been severely wounded and disabled while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Emergency financial assistance helps resolve immediate, short-term financial needs for you and your family, usually during hospitalization or rehabilitation. Examples would include assistance with car payments, rent, utilities and child care.
Emergency assistance - The Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation's Emergency Financial Assistance
The Foundation receives referrals from the command, groups working with soldiers and their families, military relief societies and associations regarding wounded service members who are experiencing financial crises. The Foundation reviews these requests to insure they are truly “unmet needs” which cannot be supported by government agencies. Then we take action.
Emergency assistance - The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes
Disabled American Veterans of the War on Terror must struggle every day to overcome life-changing sacrifices such as the loss of a limb, significant burns, and the reality of being in a wheel chair.
The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes was created to provide a way for individuals, corporations and others to support our troops by helping severely wounded and disabled Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families rebuild their lives.
The mission of The Coalition to Salute America's Heroes is to help the people who have given so much on our behalf overcome these obstacles and resume a productive and fulfilling life through programs targeted to their specific needs.
We are helping these brave men and women and their families rebuild their lives in many ways. For some, it’s paying bills because the financial strains of the adjustment are so overwhelming. For others, it’s a computer so they can continue their education. And for some it’s as simple as getting out and going to a concert to break to monotony of rehabilitation. There are five key programs targeted to the specific needs of returning heroes:
One of their programs: Emergency Financial Aid - Direct financial aid to disabled American veterans and their families in crisis.
Financial - American Military Family
Provides financial aid and assistance to our wounded warriors, as well as facilitates Remodels, Bar-b-Ques/Holiday Parties/Social Events.
Financial - American Soldier Foundation
The American Soldier Foundation was created to assist soldiers on extended active duty and their dependents, and the dependents of those lost in the line of duty. Military life often places a difficult burden on families, both financially and emotionally. We believe that the lives of the men and women keeping our country safe should not be any harder than they have to be. It is in that spirit that we offer our support. They fight for us - let's fight for them.
The foundation can provide grants or interest-free loans for: food, rent or utilities, funeral expenses, family/marriage counseling, medical expenses, financial planning, personal needs when pay is delayed or stolen, education planning and scholarships, fines or legal expenses, business planning, liquidate or consolidate debt, home purchase or improvements, purchase, rent or lease vehicle, debt or credit card bills, etc.
Financial - Arizona Heroes to Hometowns
AZ Heroes to Hometowns is designed to welcome home Service Members who, because of injuries sustained, can no longer serve in the military. Arizona's Heroes to Hometowns is not a single organization but a coalition of community resources.
The Arizona Heroes to Hometowns Project has a fine history in assisting those who need us. Support has included:
- help with paying the bills
- finding suitable homes and adapting as needed
- transportation to medical appointments
- finding jobs and providing educational assistance
- arranging welcome home celebrations
- help working through bureaucracy and obtaining government benefits and entitlements
- sports and recreation opportunities
- community support coalitions
Financial - Armor 4 Troops
One of our missions is to help provide financial assistance to families of our critically wounded troops that have been admitted to Walter Reed Hospital or Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, D.C. for severe trauma treatment. We will also provide a variety of "after-care" services to our critically wounded troops that have sustained the loss of limb or eyesight.
Financial - Army Homefront Fund
Army Homefront Fund provides emergency financial and other support to the families of soldiers, with a focus on wounded warrior care and transition assistance.
Through generous, widespread public support and a collaborative team of exceptional staff and volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. Where there is a need we do not provide, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families.
Financial - Brave Aid
Brave-Aid, Inc. is a wounded veterans assistance fund that was created as a non-conventional vehicle whose goal is to give financial, emotional, and when requested, spiritual assistance to the veterans who sacrificed so much for our freedom.
Brave-Aid, Inc. also extends its support to the families of those veterans who gave their lives for our country.
Our mission is not only to provide assistance for our heroes, but also provide an ethical, honorable and honest employment opportunity by procuring assistance for our veterans.
Financial - Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund
The CFSRF was founded in order to provide support to surviving US military children and spouses that have lost a loved one in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars or whose service member has sustained a serious disability. Our objectives are to help US military children and spouses with college grants as well as provide financial assistance to those families in need of help with housing, utilities, food and clothing. Often, when a loss occurs in these families, what was a two person income becomes one. The financial hardships placed on these families are very difficult to deal with. Their lives are devastated and forever changed. We are determined to help make the last wishes of those lost to the casualty of war possible by assisting their families with their needs.
Financial - Evan Ashcraft Foundation
The mission of the Evan Ashcraft Foundation is to help soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan adjust to civilian life. There is often a gap between the services that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is able to offer and the needs of the veterans and their families. These needs include treatment for post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The foundation seeks out non-government organizations that treat combat-related injuries and supports them financially with grants resulting from fundraisers and private donations.
Financial - Families of the Wounded Fund
Our mission is to provide financial resources in support of family members/caregivers of military service men and women who have either been wounded in combat operations or injured as the result of line-of-duty activities in support of combat operations. This assistance is available while these patients are receiving prescribed medical treatment.
Our support may be used for lodging, meals, transportation, healthcare, child care, long-distance phone calls, and a variety of miscellaneous needs experienced by these family members/caregivers while they are attending to their loved ones.
Financial - Family and Friends for Freedom Fund
Our mission is to raise funds for Injured Marines and their families. Our severely wounded Marines continue to fight battles here at home with their struggle to adjust to their injuries. Our mission is to provide financial support to injured Marines while they continue their long road to recovery. As stated in our Bi-laws, Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, Inc is organized exclusively for charitable purposes to provide financial aid to injured marines and their families, as well as post traumatic stress disorder cases from war, and all branches of the U.S Military as the need arises.
Financial - Freedom is not Free
Aiding wounded Troops, their families and the families of the fatally wounded - Since its establishment in 2005, Freedom is not Free has raised funds to serve,support, and increase awareness with the aim of easing our heroes' and their families' burdens.
We have assisted with travel expenses for families of fallen heroes; purchased "burn-beds" for road side bomb victims; helped to refurbish the Wounded Warrior Barracks at Camp Pendleton, CA; arranged the venue and accommodations for a surviving spouse conference; allocated funds for the purchase of equipment to convert conventional clothing into burn victim "tear-aways"; provided logistical assistance and funding for the renovation of a brain trauma center on Camp Pendleton; and provided funds for living expenses for recovering warriors and their families facing extreme financial hardship.
Financial - Hard Hats for Heroes
We are dedicated to supplying whatever tangible items and assistance our injured service men and women need. We are committed to all those who have so gallantly and selflessly made our freedom possible.
Hard Hats for Heroes is a nationwide organization of construction workers dedicated to providing essential services to our injured service personnel. Other men and women and children from all walks of life become “Honorary Hard Hats” by joining our cause. Companies, individuals and groups such as commercial airline pilots and children holding fund raising events are all joined together to benefit our wounded Armed Forces personnel. Your “Share the Power of a Quarter” contributions go towards discovering what our injured Heroes require and then supplying it. If they need a ramp for wheelchair access to a home, a new prosthesis, assistance with medical, prescription, rent or mortgage payments, funds for groceries or help to simply cope with it all, Hard Hats for Heroes will be there for them. They have fought so that we can be free and our debt to them is unending. Wherever, whenever and however they need us, we must be there for them and their families. With your generous support Hard Hats for Heroes will be able to provide the kind of urgent assistance they need.
Financial - Healing Heroes Network
HHN's mission is to heal America's Heroes by assisting with financial assistance for quality medical care to the courageous men and women of the armed forces injured in the line of duty since 9/11/01.
Through a nationwide network of medical professionals willing to provide services, Healing Heroes Network aids these brave warriors for services not covered, not approved or delayed under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs benefits system.
Financial - Heroes to Hometowns (The American Legion)
Heroes to Hometowns is a transition program for severely injured service members returning home from OEF/OIF. Heroes to Hometowns establishes a support network and coordinates resources for those servicemembers. Last year The American Legion's Heroes to Hometowns Program assisted over 1,100 veterans.
If you are a servicemember, veteran, or family member of a servicemember or veteran who has been severely injured, please fill out the Heroes to Hometowns assistance request form.
Heroes to Hometowns can provide:
- A Welcome-home celebration
- Temporary financial assistance
- Pro-bono financial planning
- Home and vehicle adaptation
- Government claims assistance
(If you are not severely injured and are in need of general transition assistance or support, you may also fill out the request form or contact your American Legion department service officer (DSO) or your local American Legion post ).
Financial - Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides financial assistance and quality of life solutions to:
- OEF/OIF Marines and Sailors injured in combat, training, or with life threatening illnesses; and their families
- Other OEF/OIF service members injured while in direct support of Marine units and their families
Our assistance helps with immediate financial needs and perpetuating needs, such as modified transportation, home modifications, and specialized equipment.
Financial - Lead the Way Fund
Lead the Way Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Lead the Way Fund, Inc. will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health and wellness programs and other services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being.
Financial - Military Heroes Foundation (American Heroes Golf Classic)
The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting Minnesota servicemen and women returning from deployments around the world. The Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation was established to support soldiers adjusting to life with the physical and psychological wounds of war.
Financial - On Behalf
Our organization is dedicated to direct action. We raise funds for those wounded veterans and military families experiencing a financial crisis, but we also go further by offering a way to connect businesses and professionals from around the United States, looking to provide a personal service or fun activity, with wounded veterans and the families of the fallen.
Financial - Operation Family Fund
Our mission is to assist the injured and families of the those who have been injured or killed as a part of the Global War on Terrorism, whether domestic or abroad, military or civilian, with financial grants for transitioning to their new circumstances and achieving financial self-sufficiency.
Financial - Operation First Response
The mission of Operation First Response, Inc (OFR) is to support our nation's wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs.
Financial - Operation Forever Free
The Directors of Operation Forever Free are involved in land development and the home-building industry. It has been a long time desire of the Directors to give back to the community. Collectively, a decision was made to form an organization that would express gratitude by financially assisting service men and women who have been wounded. After all, the sacrifices of these hometown heroes protect the very freedoms we enjoy every day.
Operation Forever Free will review the needs of injured service men and women, as they are brought to the attention of the organization. Operation Forever Free will then evaluate and assess the organization's ability to meet such needs.
More often, these men and women have endured life-changing injuries; which require modifications and adaptations in their living environments. The goal is to improve the quality of life through various means. These include assistance with transportation needs, modifying/re-modeling homes, and in some cases, providing a new home at no cost to these families. The organization's efforts include these items, but are not limited to these items. Each situation will be reviewed individually, on a case by case basis.
Financial - Operation Once in a Lifetime
Operation Once in a Lifetime’s mission is to make the dreams of soldiers and their families come true by providing free financial and moral support.
Operation Once in a Lifetime was created by a soldier to help other soldiers; a soldier knows what a soldier needs and a soldier knows what a soldier does not need. A soldier does not need to worry about providing beds for his kids, worrying if his electricity will still be on when he goes home or if his house will be foreclosed on when serving his/her country. A soldier needs a program that will provide free financial assistance regardless of his rank, race, branch of service, physical condition or his deployment status. A soldier needs a program that can help make a life altering contribution when he is in his/her greatest need; Operation Once in a Lifetime is that program.
Financial - Operation One Voice
Operation One Voice is a program designed by police officers, firefighters and community leaders to raise funds to help support the immediate needs of children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces. Special Operation Forces consist of US Army Special Operations Command (USASCOC); Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC); Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSCOC); Marine Force Special Operations Command (MARSOC); and Joint Special Operation Command (JSOC).
Financial - Operation Second Chance
Operation Second Chance is a non-profit organization that provides financial support and morale building opportunities for wounded, injured, and ill military members and their families. We are based out of MD near Walter Reed National Military Medical Center but we serve a national population as well.
We are patriotic citizens committed to serving our wounded, injured and ill combat veterans. We support veterans and their families while they recover in military hospitals, by building relationships and identifying and supporting immediate needs and interests. We are dedicated to promoting public awareness of the many sacrifices made by our Armed Forces.
Financial - Rebuild Hope
Tens of thousands of U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now struggling with life-altering, service-connected injuries and mental health problems. And their adjustment to civilian life is made even more difficult when they must wait six months or more to receive merited disability income and GI Bill benefits from the U.S. government.
Through Rebuild Hope individual Americans help these veterans and their families overcome short term financial problems and build healthier and more stable lives. Rebuild Hope provides monthly grants, helps veterans develop realistic budgets, and offers complementary counseling and referral services. Donors can view veteran profiles on the Rebuild Hope website and easily make donor-advised gifts, knowing that 100% will be distributed to deserving families.
Financial - Red Circle Foundation
Red Circle Foundation donations provide gap funding in support of Special Operations wounded warriors, children and families of the fallen.
Financial - Salute, Inc. (Direct Assistance)
Salute, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and support of issues facing active military personnel, veterans and their families and to provide financial support through advocacy and fundraising.
The Direct Assistance Program offers financial support to or on behalf of military members and their families experiencing financial difficulties brought on by deployment, extended active duty or injury.
Financial - Salute Inc. (Nightingale Program)
Salute, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and support of issues facing active military personnel, veterans and their families and to provide financial support through advocacy and fundraising.
The Nightingale Program is a collaborative effort with numerous private hospitals and rehabilitation centers around the country providing financial assistance along with practical and emotional support to family members of severely injured hospitalized military members receiving specialized long-term treatment.
Financial - Special Ops Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in combat. The Foundation provides $2,000 immediately to the families so they can be bedside at the hospital with their loved one. To date, the foundation has provided more than $800,000 to the families of wounded SOF troops.
Financial - Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL)
Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) was authorized by the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act. This special monthly compensation is for servicemembers who incur a permanent catastrophic injury or illness. SCAADL helps offset the loss of income by a primary caregiver who provides non-medical care, support, and assistance for the servicemember. Read more in the WTC SCAADL fact sheet.
Financial - The American Soldier Foundation
The American Soldier Foundation helps Soldiers retired from active duty because of longevity or physical disability, or retired upon reaching age 60 and their dependents with grants or interest-free loans.
Financial - The Last Mission Project (Operation First Response)
In addition to the devastation faced when the news of a wounded loved one travels home, are the burdens of financial obligation. There is a significant rise in the suicide rate of our returning veterans, in many cases the veterans’ inability to care for his/her family in turn causing financial ruin is the final straw.
This is not only a problem that affects the veterans and their families but also ultimately affects the communities the veterans are returning to. Without the means of staying financially stable during their VA process they will not be able to become productive members of their communities.
This program’s main purpose is to alleviate the financial difficulties facing these families. We serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Warriors and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury or illness, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life to the civilian world.
Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from: rent, utilities,
vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, travel expenses to and from major medical facilities.
Financial - The Patriot Fund
It is our intent to offer financial assistance to military families in need. Especially those where traumatic, life changing injury is involved. As funds permit we will do all we can to alleviate the sometimes enormous costs families face.
Financial - USA Cares
The Quality of Life Program ensures that the basic needs of the family are met until they are able to provide for themselves. USA Cares assists with critical needs such as the overdue utility bills, auto payments, insurance, auto repairs and food. The continued ability to meet the needs of military families during temporary financial strains is fundamental to our mission.
Housing Assistance Program - USA Cares has saved hundreds of privately owned military family homes from foreclosure. The program offers budgetary counseling and negotiations with the mortgage holder to bring the account current. Additionally, USA Cares offers similar assistance to those military families facing eviction from rental properties. Together, these efforts have spared thousands of children from the potential trauma of being force to leave their home.
The Combat Injured Program recognizes the depth of financial strain caused from being visibly or "invisibly" wounded (such as Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD). Often times these service members and their families face additional hardships while recovering from wounds received in combat.
Financial - USA Together
At USA Together, our mission is to use the power of the internet to help the men and women of the US military who have suffered life-altering injuries in service to their country.
By publishing specific needs for goods, financial assistance and services, we hope to connect injured service members and their families with those who are willing and able to assist them.
Financial - Walking Wounded Program (AdoptaPlatoon)
Please extend a helping hand to AAP's Walking Wounded Program. AdoptaPlatoon assists our U.S. Troops who have been
injured or wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan. Our Nation's injured and wounded Troops need extra help for themselves and/or their families financially paying utility bills, rent, car repair costs, or providing groceries for a month or two or helping with school clothes and school supplies for their children or just sending them to a baseball/football game to lift their spirits.
Some of these Troops have endured many medical procedures, surgeries, and physical therapy and by extending an AAP helping hand, we are letting our active duty wounded warriors and our wounded veterans (Afghanistan and Iraq wars) know that America will never forget them and they are our HEROES. Project created by the AdoptaPlatoon™.
Financial - Wounded Warrior Pay
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Pay Support Team is to provide accurate, real-time financial support to service members who are medically evacuated as a result of wounds, disease, or injury incurred while serving in a combat zone. Additionally, provide the critical human dimension of world class customer service to Wounded Warriors.
Depending on a service member's personal situation, several entitlements may be starting, changing, or stopped during transition between the deployment and medical treatment. This Web page is to be used as a helpful resource to better understand these changing entitlements, for your convenience, we have provided a WW Publication link which contains all Wounded Warrior publications. These publications were produced by the Wounded Warrior Pay Support Team at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Indianapolis Center for the Wounded Warriors and their families.
Grants, financial assistance for children for activities - Our Military Kids' Wounded Warrior Program
Children of Wounded Warriors face similar financial difficulties along with the challenges of learning to adapt to the physical, mental, and emotional changes in a loved one.
Our Military Kids provides grants to children of ALL Wounded Warriors (Guard, Reserve, and Active Duty) for sports, fine arts, camps, and academic tutoring programs. Such activities help nurture and sustain the children during a parent’s lengthy recovery and/or rehabilitation.
Grants, financial assistance for children for activities - The General's Kids
Currently The General's Kids is raising funds to be able to support things that will help bring some of the normal childhood experiences to wounded warrior kids. If your family moved to a new area and your child would like to participate in local activities like sports, music and dance lessons, etc…we would want to help cover the costs. This will always depend on funds available.
Homeless (or at risk)
Another listing of organizations that help.
Another listing of organizations that offer financial assistance.