Impact of COVID-19: Urgent Crisis Appeal

Recent news about COVID19 has impacted us all.  Our primary concern is the health and well being of all current servicemembers and their families, retirees, and members of the Organized Militia.

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc remains deeply committed to its support of those we serve.  We are seeing a dramatic increase in requests for financial assistance due to the impact of COVID19.

Please consider making a contribution to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc., to help us meet the needs of those we serve.  Your gift is tax-deductible and helps so many in need.  Please donate now.  Thank you.  Learn more about our urgent crisis appeal here.

How to Help

Now Accepting Online Donations Through PayPal

"Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you?  Simply follow the instructions below to select the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc  as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app.  They will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us."

How it works:

1. Open the Amazon app on your phone

2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features

3. Select "Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc" as your charity

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Use To Shop Online & Automatically Donate to CTNGFI

If you love to do your personal or gift shopping online using, please sign up and use instead — and designate Connecticut National Guard Foundation as your preferred charity! | Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice

Fundraising Campaigns

The foundation’s annual fundraising campaign is conducted in the Fall, usually during the months of OCTOBER through DECEMBER.

Additionally, corporate contributions are accepted throughout the year.

The foundation is affiliated with Local Independent Charities of America and participates in workplace giving campaigns through them. Most notably the Combined Federal Campaign and the Connecticut Employee Campaign for charitable giving.

Additionally, the Foundation participates in various fundraising activities such as golf tournaments and other sponsored activities throughout the year.

The foundation has provided over $1.6 million dollars of financial aid to its constituents since 2003.

Of that amount, approximately $810k was in the form of individual assistance. On average we provide 95-100 individual aid grants per year. 

Approximately $547 K was provided to assist Family Readiness Groups. The FRG’s sponsor homecoming celebrations, youth programs, annual Christmas parties and other activities for the families of service members.

An additional $243 K was provided for post-secondary educational scholarships. 

Since the foundation is 100% volunteer supported and we do not pay salaries our administrative expenses are only approximately $106 K and fundraising expenses are under $190 K.

Money is available for:

Weekly care and emergency relief (including food & clothing)

Paying rent, mortgage interest, and utilities

Medical expenses and some dental expenses

Eye examination and eyeglasses, Audiological examination and hearing aids

Funeral expenses

Home health care

Yearly Scholarships

Eligibility & Qualifications

To qualify for aid, an individual must demonstrate need and be a current or retired member of the Connecticut National Guard or Organized Militia.

An eligible members spouse living with the member, surviving spouse living with him when he died, or dependent children under age 18 are also eligible for aid.

Disbursement of Aid

An individual in need completes an application for aid through the local Family Assistance Center which determines applicant eligibility for aid through our grant process and for directing disbursements

Aid will be denied or discontinued if the member secures or attempts to secure it through fraud, misrepresentation, or submission of inaccurate information.

Annual Appeal Letter

See Types of Assistance We Offer