The Military Friends Foundation recognizes the unique contributions and sacrifices made by Massachusetts National Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen. We are proud to offer grant programs, community events, referral services and more to families who have faced hardships related to active service. We invite you to Join Us and Honor Them.
The Military Friends Foundation was established in 2003 with the financial support of generous private donors who wished to recognize the unique service of citizen soldiers and airmen. Unlike any other time in history, these men and women are being called upon to serve this Nation overseas. Created as an independent non-profit organization, today the Military Friends Foundation is the only organization recognized by the state to assist Guard, Reserve and Families of the Fallen facing financial hardships related to a deployment or extended activation.
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In November 2005, the “Welcome Home Bill” was passed by the Massachusetts State Legislature. This legislation established Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund. The Fund is designed to offer financial assistance for families of Massachusetts National Guard members and Reservists who were called to active duty (under Title 10 or Title 32 for force protection missions) after September 11, 2001. A voluntary tax-check of box on the state income tax form was also created to allow taxpayers to donate directly to the Fund in support of military families. These donations are critical to our success in serving families.
The Military Friends Foundation is proud to administer the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund among its other programs. The Military Friends Foundation works closely with the Massachusetts National Guard, and Reserve components, Veterans Service Officers, federal and state elected officials, non-profit and community organizations, and military stakeholders across the Commonwealth to address the ongoing needs of our military families.