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

We need your help to do more.

Your donation will help make a difference in the lives of Georgia military members. Learn more.

Click here to make a contribution.



Veterans Memorial 5K and 1K followed by Military Appreciation Celebration!

On behalf of BG Tom Carden and the GA National Guard Foundation, please join us on the Marietta Square on 28 May 2016 to support American Legion Post 29's 2ND ANNUAL Veteran's Memorial 5K (7:30 am), 1K (8:30 am) and Tot Trot (8:45 am) "For Those That Can, For Those That Can't and For Those That Have Fallen".

Pre-register at www.active.com or mail payment per attached instructions.

Official, certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier with chip timing!

Awards Ceremony: Male and Female Open and Masters. Ribbons to 1K and Tot Trot finishers. Food and beverages provided.

Proceeds to benefit American Legion Charities, including the GA National Guard Foundation!

Following the Race, the American Legion is hosting a Military Appreciation Celebration including a proclamation by the Mayor and performance by the 116 Army Band!

Veterans Memorial 5K Flyer (PDF 2.29MB)
Veterns Memorial 5k Registration Form (PDF 500KB)

AAAA Golf Tournament

Less than ONE WEEK until the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Golf Tournament- Scramble Format April 27, 2016, Stone Mountain Golf Club - 0800 tournament and 1315 tournament! Check out the following updates and sign-up NOW!

Several suppliers have donated tee times which afford us the option to reduce the cost for Soldiers and Airmen to play from $110 to $75 per golfer. We have opening in both the 0800 shotgun start and the 1315 shotgun start You may be paired with industry leaders or as a team of your choosing.!

Each player will receive a gift bag, green fees, cart, driving range access, lunch (great BBQ from "The Nest in Kennesaw") and either breakfast or evening appetizer. We will sell raffle tickets and mulligans. Each flight will have a raffle with giveaways of over $5,000 in golf equipment and prizes. Hole in one contests on the par 3's as well as longest drive, closest to the pin, and accurate drive contests.!

We welcome donated items for the Raffle!

Proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Family Support Foundation and the AAAA Greater Atlanta Chapter Scholarship fund.!

Contact Pete Demkow to play 678-569-6606 (Office) 404-216-0352 (Cell)!
peter.j.demkow.mil@mail.mil!

Thanks for your support!!

AAAA Golf Flyer (PDF 520KB)
AAAA Golf Player Info (PDF 314KB)

HAWKS Play-Off Tickets Game

GO HAWKS! Atlanta vs Boston (Game 5) TUESDAY - 26 April at Philips Arena! Time to be determined! To purchase your tickets, click on link from attached flyer or copy and paste to your browser!

Click here to purchase tickets!

Special Access Code: GAGUARDFAMILY

HAWKS Play Off Flyer (PDF 241KB)

Third Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run/5K in Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette

14 May 2016 - Canton, GA

Less than 4 weeks out for the 3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run and added this year, a 5K with a special tribute to the Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette (kia Afghanistan 6/4/2009). Please go to www.active.com NOW and pre-register to participate or support! Rates go up in 2 weeks!

The Half Marathon and Ruck start at 7am, the 5K at 730am.

The ruck is a true ruck - 35 lb pack, 12 miles, and you have to weigh it in and out. Please fill the pack with dry goods (beans, rice, etc.) and at the end of the race we will donate the items to local food pantries!

An honor runner is like a phantom runner, where you want to support the cause but do not or cannot personally run. But instead, your entry fee will pay for a soldier to run the race who may otherwise not be able to for financial reasons. BOTH THE HONOR RUNNER AND THE SOLDIER GET SWAG!

Plenty of free parking at Etowah River Park, Canton, GA 30114

5K Age Divisions, Male & Female
Half Marathon and Ruck will receive custom finisher's medal.
All runners will receive tech shirt.

Sponsors still wanted! See attached flyer or email gngmarathon@gmail.com for more information.

Proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation! Thanks for your support!

3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run Flyer (PDF 207KB)
3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run Sponsorship Levels (PDF 131KB)

2nd Annual Veteran's Memorial 5K
 
Join us on the Marietta Square on 28 May 2016 to support American Legion Post 29's 2ND ANNUAL Veteran's Memorial 5K (7:30 am), 1K (8:30 am) and Tot Trot (8:45 am) "For Those That Can, For Those That Can't and For Those That Have Fallen".

Pre-register at www.active.com or mail payment per attached instructions.

Official, certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier with chip timing!

Awards Ceremony: Male and Female Open and Masters. Ribbons to 1K and Tot Trot finishers. Food and beverages provided.

Proceeds to benefit American Legion Charities, including the GA National Guard Foundation!

Thanks for your support!

Veterans Memorial 5K Race Flyer (PDF 500KB)

3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run
 
3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run and added this year, a 5K with a special tribute to the Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette (kia Afghanistan 6/4/2009)

New location: Etowah River Park, Canton, GA 30114

5K Age Divisions, Male & Female
Half Marathon and Ruck will receive custom finisher's medal.
All runners will receive tech shirt.

Pre-register at www.active.com or mail payment per attached instructions.

Sponsors needed! See attached flyer or email gngmarathon@gmail.com for more information.

Proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation! Thanks for your support!

3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run Flyer (PDF 206KB)
3rd Annual Half Marathon/Ruck Run Sponsorship Levels (PDF 135KB)

Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Golf Tournament
 
Golf Tournament - 27 April, 2016 at Stone Mountain! NOW is the time to register as tee times are filling up!

The Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Solutions Summit is coming to Atlanta in April. The AAAA Greater ATL Chapter is hosting a golf tournament April 27th in conjunction with the Summit. Proceeds benefit the local chapter scholarship fund and the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation.

Thanks for your support!

Golf 2016 Player-Registration Form (PDF 990KB)

Application Updated March, 2016
 
Please use the updated grant application below:

Emergency Relief Application (PDF 106KB)

Tax Check-Off
 

Pick an amount and make it count" for the Foundation when you file your State of GA Income Taxes for 2015 on Form 500! The Foundation is one of SEVEN 'check off' charities approved for individual tax-deductible donations and a GREAT way for every tax payer in Georgia to help the Soldiers and Airmen of the GA National Guard when they are facing financial hardships! Thanks for your support!


Tax Check-Off 2015 (DOC 135KB)


Hawks Discounted Tickets 2015-2016 Season
 

Mariett HAWKS FANS! The GA National Guard Foundation has been designated as a charity partner for the Hawks 2015-16 season! They have established a special link for our military members and supporters to purchase discounted tickets. Please open the attached flyer and follow the link to purchase your tickets using our special access code: GAGUARDFAMILY

Thank you for your support!

Buy Tickets


Flyer (PDF 227KB)


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!



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


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.

More information



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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