Governed by a Board of Directors, the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance during times of financial crisis to the members and families of the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.

The Foundation is one of seven "check-off" charities for the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. This designation gives every taxpayer in Georgia the opportunity to support soldiers and airmen of the Guard with a donation when filing their State Income Tax Form 500 or 500 EZ! $ 791,359.00 has been collected from calendar years 2005-2013. Reportedly 98% of these donations are $1.00! We are also an approved charity for the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC agency code 70602) and the State Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP agency code 177000).

The Foundation has been selected as the major beneficiary for the 6th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of Major Kevin Jenrette in Lula, GA on May 9, 2015. This awesome and heartfelt community event has been able to donate $ 117,279.00 in Memory of Major Jenrette (killed in action on June 4, 2009 in Afghanistan) since 2010.

In addition, we have been selected as the military relief organization in Georgia by The Pantry, Inc. for the 5th Annual Kangaroo Express 'Salute Our Troops' Campaign in 2015! This event gets bigger each year between 4th of July and Labor Day! We received a generous donation in the amount of $ 42,981.00 for 2014 which increases total support to $ 168,221.00 donated since 2011!

Retirees from the 165th AW and others in Savannah have organized the annual Savannah Memorial Day Festival for the past 14 years. They have donated more than $50,000 to the Foundation, as well as other worthwhile charities. Plans are underway now for Friday-Sunday, May 22-24, 2015!

We are very excited about these fundraising opportunities, and others, as well as the individual and corporate donations from companies such as, ACC Health, AGL Resources, Coldwell Banker, the Georgia Power Company and the Georgia Power Foundation, Lockheed Martin, the Phillips Group and more. We are charity partners with the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Hawks each year when we are able to offer discounted ticket sales to benefit the Foundation!

As a result of contributions, both large and small, we were able to approve 279 applications (270 Grants and 9 interest-free Loans) to military members throughout the State in the total amount of $ 271,487.00 during calendar year 2014. Our cumulative totals exceed 2,664 Grants and Loans and over $2,338,828.00 in emergency relief assistance since 2004.

This year for the first time in 14 years, all Units of the Georgia National Guard were home for the holidays from overseas missions. The focus has shifted to stabilization, exploring new opportunities and executing training tasks to remain relevant. In the midst of sustainment and readiness efforts, members of the Guard answered the call during bad weather in 2014 to support the citizens of Georgia. Soldiers and Airmen maintain a vigilant posture in preparation for future overseas deployments and potential homeland support. Collectively and individually, the Guard has focused on the many tasks required to always be ready and on target.

While it is wonderful that our troops are home, many Service Members returned to reduced income or jobless situations. Department of Defense budget cuts compounded and will continue to compound the issues. At the end of the 2014 fiscal year in September, Service Members', serving in an active duty status in Georgia, orders were terminated resulting in emergency financial hardship. Service Members from all categories received emergency assistance, i.e. payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection and repossession of vehicles. Throughout inception, the Foundation has assisted victims of house and apartment fires, tornados, floods and other natural disasters. Eligible members received emergency travel and funeral expenses assistance. The Foundation supported Guard members injured during deployment and training or experiencing temporary pay problems. These are examples of the multiple requests the Foundation receives each week.

We hope you will consider making a contribution to the Foundation to help Guard families in need. You can contribute by credit card on our website (www.georgiaguardfamily.org) ; you can "pick an amount and make it count" on Tax Form 500 when you file your State of Georgia Income Taxes as the Foundation is one of seven approved tax "check-off" charities in the State; federal employees can contribute through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC Agency Code # 70602); state employees can contribute through the annual State of Georgia Charitable Contributions Program (SCCP Agency Code # 177000), or you can simply mail a donation. Thank you for your support!

Primary contact: Harriet Morgan, Program Manager 678-569-5704 or email harriet.h.morgan.vol@mail.mil

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SPECIAL ORDERS for T-shirts from the 2015 6th Annual Some Gave All5K in Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette
 

Event was held on May 9, 2015, but more requests than shirts! If you would like a shirt in red or black, please see attached flyer and send your payment to Some Gave All per the attached flyer! Net proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation. Thanks for your support!

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Some Gave All T-Shirt


Veteran's Memorial 5K Photo Show
 

Marietta, GA., May 23, 2015

Please see a photo show of the Veterans Memorial 5K Run put to music by Don McClellan, former news broadcaster on Channel 2.

View Photo Show


Kroger Community Rewards Program approves GA National Guard Foundation
 

Attn Kroger Shoppers! The Georgia National Guard Foundation has been approved as a non-profit organization through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

Our organization number is 53289

Please register your Kroger Plus Account online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com, shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card to support the GA National Guard Foundation! See attached flyer for instructions.

Kroger is committed to giving up to $600,000 to non-profit organizations this year! We would appreciate your help in making the Foundation one of those organizations!

The Foundation provides financial assistance during emergency situations to the members of the Georgia National Guard. More than 2,665 soldiers, airmen and their families have been helped with over $2.3 million dollars in assistance. We need your help to do more! Thank you!

Kroger


Application Updated February, 2015
 
Please use the updated grant application below:

Emergency Relief Application (DOC 80KB)

New Program from Amazon for Non-Profits
 

Please visit smile.amazon.com to select the GA National Guard Foundation as your charity! Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Foundation! See attached flyer and thanks for your support!

Amazon Smile Opportunity (DOC 47KB)

Amazon Smile


Tax Check-Off
 

NOW is the time to "Pick an amount and make it count" for the GA National Guard Foundation on Form 500 when you file your State of GA Income Taxes! The Foundation is one of SEVEN 'check off' charities approved for individual tax-deductible donations and a GREAT way for every tax-paying Georgian to support the Soldiers and Airmen of the GA National Guard when they are facing financial hardships!

Tax Check-Off 2014 (DOC 136KB)

Tax Check-Off


Gainesville Times Article Spotlights Some Gave All 5k
 

5K Race to Honor Fallen Hero Raises Funds for Service Members


WSBTV News Report - Woman Helps Raise Money for GA Soldiers
 



To read the full article, please visit WSBTV.com.


COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN APPROVED CHARITY #70602
 


STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM APPROVED CHARITY #177000
 


Foundation Reports
 

2015 January Foundation Report (PDF .99MB)
2014 July Foundation Report (PDF 1.32MB)
2014 January Foundation Report (PDF 1.3MB)
2013 June Foundation Report (PDF 1.4MB)
2013 January Foundation Report (PDF 1.12MB)
2012 Some Gave All5K Appreciation Lunch (PDF 240KB)
2012 November Foundation Report (PDF 593KB)
2012 May Foundation Report (PDF 314KB)
2012 January Foundation Report (PDF 707KB)
2011 November Foundation Report (PDF 1.12MB)
2011 July Foundation Report (PDF 1.12MB)
2011 January Foundation Report (PDF 632KB)
2010 January Foundation Report (PDF 660KB)
2009 January Foundation Report (PDF 947KB)
2008 January Foundation Report (PDF 2MB)
2007 January Foundation Report (PDF 946KB)


"Freedom" by Steve Penley
 
FREEDOM is a stirring and penetrating tribute to American soldiers, from the Minute Men to the 48th Brigade, captured on canvas by renowned Georgia artist, Steve Penley, to benefit the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation. Remaining signed prints are available at a reduced cost of $ 35.00 each, plus shipping and handling.

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The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation established in 1994 to provide emergency relief assistance during times of financial crisis to the members and families of the Georgia National Guard, federal/state civilian employees of the Georgia Department of Defense and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. Although not a military organization, the Foundation is recognized as an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard.

Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc.
CNGC 1000 Halsey Ave. BLDG 447
Marietta, GA 30060
678-569-5704


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