The Military Friends Foundation offers the following programs with unique application criteria.
Military Friends “Adopt A Unit”
Every year the Military Friends Foundation will adopt a National Guard or Reserve Unit based in Massachusetts.
A Hero’s Salute for Massachusetts Gold Star Families
Military Friends Hero’s Salute Program is designed to offer direct financial of $1,000+ to Massachusetts Gold Star & Surviving Families in the days immediately following the combat-related death of a loved one from Massachusetts. This program also offers community support and ongoing assistance to families of the Fallen.
Needs-Based Grant for Massachusetts National Guard Members and Reservists
The Military Friends Foundation offers need-based grants (up to $1000 per year) to support families who face pay-differentials as part of the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund.
$1,000 Scholarships for graduating seniors or college freshmen who have had a parent/guardian deployed overseas in the National Guard or Reserve since September 11, 2001.
Massachusetts CARES! Grant
A pilot program designed to recognize families of deployed National Guard and Reservists. $200 grants will be provided to qualfied E-7s and below who, like so many, face financial challenges during a deployment.
Operation Santa Massachusetts
The Ahern Family Charitable Foundation have created a partnership with the Military Friends Foundation to establish “Operation Santa-Massachusetts”, a program that supports children of Fallen Heroes and children of deployed National Guard Members and Reservists.