WHO WE ARE
The Alabama National Guard Foundation, Inc., was established and recognized as a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation by the Internal Revenue Service in June 2004. Its primary mission is to provide humanitarian and/or emergency financial support and assistance to Alabama National Guard Members injured while serving in an official capacity of Alabama National Guard Service, to the families of Alabama National Guard members killed while in an official capacity of Alabama National Guard service, and to distressed Alabama National Guard members and families as a result of financial hardship due to service in the Alabama National Guard, and/or while serving on active duty with the United States Army or United States Air Force.
The Alabama National Guard Foundation, Inc., is a private non-profit corporation which is a complete and separate entity of the Alabama National Guard. It is self-funded and relies totally on private and corporate donations to support its mission.
WHAT WE DO
An emergency or crisis situation is an event beyond the control of the applicant that requires financial assistance. Throughout the years The Alabama National Guard Foundation, Inc., has been able to provide over $400,000 in direct financial aid to Soldiers and Airmen and/or their family members to provide emergency assistance for transportation costs, utility bill assistance, as well as for emergencies relating to medical, housing, natural disaster, subsistence, fire, and repairs, etc.
In order to seek assistance service members must fill out a Grant Request Form which must be verified and signed and recommended through their unit chain of command and then submitted to The Foundation for consideration.
Multiple requests for assistance are received through the Foundation. For example:
When a young single mother was stricken with a debilitating illness and unable to pay bills, the Foundation provided a grant that allowed her to continue her schooling while caring for their daughter. She has now graduated from college and is a practicing full-time nurse.
A young guardsman after returning from a 12 month deployment in a combat zone lost his job and ended up homeless. The Foundation provided a grant that helped get him a safe place to live while he got back on his feet.