We have awarded over $1.5 million in assistance to our members!

About Us

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The Florida National Guard Foundation formed in 1983 as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization to protect the history of the Florida National Guard and to administer a scholarship program developed by the Florida National Guard Association of Florida. After 9-11, the focus of the Foundation shifted to providing financial assistance to the soldiers and airmen of the Florida National Guard and their families. In 2003 the Foundation became a Direct Support Organization to the Florida Department of Military Affairs as provided by Florida Statutes, Chapter 250.115 to administer the Soldiers and Airman Relief Fund. The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively to raise funds; request and receive grants, gifts, bequests of moneys; acquire, receive, hold, invest and administer in its own name securities, funds or property and make expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of the Florida National Guard. Because the Foundation is a Direct Support Organization to the Department of Military Affairs, the foundation pays no salaries. This allows more funds to be placed in the hands of those Soldiers and Airmen that need financial assistance while serving our state and nation

1983    The Florida National Guard Foundation was founded as a Non-Profit Organization with the purpose to provide charitable and educational aide in the form of money and other property and services.

2003   On June 13th Governor Jeb Bush approves the Florida National Guard Foundation to become a Direct Support Organization to the Department of Military Affairs under State Statute 250.115.

Since 2001, the Foundation has teamed with organizations like Yellow Ribbon, American Red Cross, Survivor Outreach Services, Operation Homefront, local Elks organizations and VFW’s to provide assistance to our Soldiers and Airmen. With the ongoing demands placed on the Florida National Guard, many of the members of the Florida National Guard have been on multiple deployments. These deployments, along with the many natural disasters that the Guard has been called out for, have placed a burden on our Soldiers and Airmen.

To support our mission, the Florida National Guard Foundation must actively engage in fund raising.  Additionally, we support our Wounded Warriors and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are also proud of our commitment to preserve the rich history of the Florida Army and Air National Guard.

Since 2001, the Foundation has provided over $1.5 million in assistance to over 1800 members in support of our mission. We pay bills direct for essential items and provide gift cards for food and gas. We have provided $75,000 in scholarships and help fund the Back 2 School Bash which provides needed school supplies for our service members’ children. We are currently seeking funding for Camps for Deployed Service Members’ Children to help them understand and cope with their parents or siblings being gone for long periods of time. The Foundation is always looking for new ways to help our members deal with the stress of being away from their families and defending our great state and nation. And we are here to help the families of our members, because when you are a member of the Florida National Guard, you are Family.

THE CORE VALUES OF THE FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD FOUNDATION:

EMPOWER

Empower our Service Members to deal with their financial crisis therefore allowing them to concentrate on their mission to keep our state and nation safe.

RESPECT

Respect the dedication and sacrifices that our Wounded Warriors have made in defense of our state and nation. Honor those sacrifices with assistance and encouragement.

COLLABORATION

Work with other agencies to ensure we provide the best service possible to the members of the Florida National Guard and their families in their time of need.

WORK-LIFE BALANCE

Help our service members to find their work-life balance by assisting them in their time of need. Help our members balance the needs of the families with the need of the military and other aspects of life.

Latest News, Events, Meeting Dates:

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Download the latest fiscal year (July 1st – June 30th) Audit Report and/or Tax Return

Download the latest DSO Code of Ethics document:  DSO Code of Ethics

Download the latest DMA Approval document:  DMA Approval