2023 Annual Appeal


Dear Friends of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc,

Last year the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc (CTNGFI), provided direct financial assistance to sixty-seven service members, families and Family Readiness Groups, totaling $77,551.00. Additionally, $20,500.00 in scholarships was awarded to Connecticut National Guard service members and family members. 

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the founding of the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. I wonder if the founding members of the CTNGFI thought that so many service members and families would still need financial help, twenty years after its founding. But the need does still exist!

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that these times of crippling inflation and economic turmoil have been an incredibly difficult time for all of us. 

But for those who are unemployed, or barely earning minimum wage, they are suffering more than others. Unfortunately, service members and families of the Connecticut National Guard, are among those suffering. 

Today, I am writing to you with a simple yet heartfelt plea. Will you step forward to help our service members and families during this especially dangerous and trying time by sending a charitable donation to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc?

Your gift will make a real and practical difference in lifting up service members and their families, who are suffering. Your gift to our general fund will be used to help support our members suffering with such needs as weekly care and emergency relief, food assistance, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, home health care, medical expenses and funeral expenses.

Any one of us could find ourselves needing the support of friends and neighbors if life takes a sudden turn. Together, we can lift up our struggling service members and their families, and give them the hope and help they need. 

Yes, it is truly amazing the difference you can make today. By reaching out with your charitable donation, you will be supporting our mission of providing financial hands-on solutions to our struggling service members and their families. 

But direct financial assistance is not all that your donation will support. Operation ELF, Adopt-a-Military Family, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, and Post Secondary Scholarships are also funded by your generous donations. These vital programs provide relief and happiness to military families who may be struggling with the pain of deployment separation, loss of employment and income, or how to pay for the escalating costs of higher education. 

Your donation, no matter how large or small, could be the lifeline to our military families and service members who have no where else to turn. Please make this special difference – a life-sustaining difference for many – by sending your contribution today to the Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc. 

In order for us to assist these families, we need your help. Our hope is to continue to support our Guard family as long as the need exists, but we cannot do it alone. We need your help. Contributions can be made by check, credit card, PayPal, and now Venmo. You can donate by check or credit card, by using the enclosed reply card and envelope, or for PayPal by going to our website at www.ctngfi.org and clicking on the “how to help tab” and then the donate button. To donate by Venmo use our account name: @ctngfi. If you are using Venmo, please be sure to provide your name, address and/or email and cell number for proper acknowledgement of your donation. 

This is the season for giving thanks ... and in that spirit, thank you for all you do for our Foundation. Please send your most generous gift today.




Christopher Mackenzie

Chief Warrant Officer Four (Retired)




Scholarships | Connecticut National Guard Foundation

Connecticut National Guard Foundation Scholarships

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc,  to the extent that financial resources permit, shall offer annual scholarships to members of the Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia or their sons, daughters or spouses. Sons or daughters of Connecticut National Guard Retirees are also eligible. 

Scholarships are offered in two categories: 

1) Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc Scholarships
2) SGT Felix M. Del Greco Jr. Memorial Scholarship

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc scholarships are offered to members of the Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia or their sons, daughters or spouses. Sons or daughters of Connecticut National Guard Retirees are also eligible. 

The SGT Felix M. Del Greco, Jr. scholarship is offered to sons or daughters of currently serving Connecticut Army National Guard members. 

The number of scholarships and dollar amounts offered each year can vary based on available funding.  To learn more about what is being offered this year and to apply, click on the links below that pertain to the scholarship(s) you are interested in.

2024-2025 Academic Year Scholarship  Announcement

The Connecticut National Guard Foundation, Inc announces its 2024-2025 academic year scholarship program.   This year the Foundation will award a total of eight scholarships.

1) Three $4,000.00 scholarships honoring SGT Felix Del Greco Jr. will be awarded to a son or daughter of a member of the Connecticut ARMY National Guard. 

* Please note that a special application is required for the SGT Del Greco scholarship which may be obtained from: http://www.conncf.org. No other application will be accepted.  Application suspense dates for this scholarship are also different from that of the CTNGFI scholarships, so please take note.  

2) Five $2,500.00 scholarships will be awarded to Connecticut National Guard and Organized Militia members or their sons, daughters, or spouses and children of Connecticut National Guard Retirees.

Additional Information:

1. Complete application packets for the CTNGFI scholarships must be postmarked no later than Monday, 8 April 2024
2. The selection committee will choose students based on achievement and citizenship
3. You must be enrolled in or planning to enroll in a regionally or nationally accredited degree or technical program
4. Mail application form (CTNGFI Scholarship Only) and completed package to:

                    CTNG Foundation Inc.
                    Attn: Scholarship Committee
                    360 Broad Street
                    Hartford, CT 06015

5. Please contact the foundation at (860) 241-1550 or e-mail [email protected] with any questions or for further information. 

2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients

2022-2023 Scholarship Recipients

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Application

Grant Application