OUR MISSION

We empower military kids by funding sports, arts and other enrichment activities when their parents are deployed overseas with the National Guard or Reserves, or recovering from severe injuries sustained in a post-9/11 overseas mission.

National Guard and Reserve families sometimes have trouble accessing support services from military installations. During deployments, these families may lose income when their military member leaves a civilian job to accept a military position overseas. The loss of income and lack of resources can create gaps that are hard on families. Our Military Kids fills these gaps with a simple grant program that pays for their children’s activities.

Children of the National Guard and Reserves

When military members are injured in service to our country, their families face many changes. They may have to move closer to medical care or change their comfortable routines. Children must often take a back seat while parents deal with more pressing issues related to medical care, financial strains, and other adult responsibilities. Our Military Kids grants ease the financial strain on parents while giving their children the chance to participate in positive activities that will help them laugh, grow, and feel connected to the community.

Children of the Wounded

National Guard and Reserve families sometimes have trouble accessing support services from military installations. During deployments, these families may lose income when their military member leaves a civilian job to accept a military position overseas. The loss of income and lack of resources can create gaps that are hard on families. Our Military Kids fills these gaps with a simple grant program that pays for their children’s activities.

Children of the National Guard and Reserves

When military members are injured in service to our country, their families face many changes. They may have to move closer to medical care or change their comfortable routines. Children must often take a back seat while parents deal with more pressing issues related to medical care, financial strains, and other adult responsibilities. Our Military Kids grants ease the financial strain on parents while giving their children the chance to participate in positive activities that will help them laugh, grow, and feel connected to the community.

Children of the Wounded

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Make sure your child meets the program requirements. Select your activity and submit your documents.

STEP 2

An award packet with several tokens of appreciation is sent to your child’s home, and will include a check made out to the chosen organization. Your child will also receive a letter letting them know how grateful we are for their sacrifice.

STEP 3

The child participates in the grant activity and has fun doing something they love. Each child also receives a “Thank You” postcard to send to the donor who paid for their grant. This is a great opportunity for the kids to reach out and show their gratitude to the people who support our program.

$26M | 65K GRANTS

We’ve proudly given out funding and resources to over 3,000 military families throughout the United States.

Luca's Story

While his father served overseas, 9-year-old Luca's outlet was martial arts. With his Our Military Kids activity grant, Luca was given the chance to pursue his passion, relieve stress, and gain lifelong skills during a difficult time in his life.