The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) charitable corporation established in 1994 for the primary purpose of providing assistance on an emergency relief basis to soldiers and airmen serving in the Georgia National Guard 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 eight “check-off” charities approved by the Legislature for individual tax-deductible donations when filing State of Georgia Income Tax Returns. All Georgia taxpayers have the opportunity to “pick an amount and make it count” for the Foundation each year. In addition, it is a participating charity for the United Way Combined Federal Campaign (CFC agency code # 70602) and the State Charitable Contribution Program (SCCP agency code # 177000).

Throughout the State, the Foundation has been designated as the beneficiary of grass roots campaigns including the “Some Gave All 5K” in Memory of Major Kevin Jenrette, the Savannah Memorial Day Festival, the Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troops” Campaign, Books-A-Million and other fundraising opportunities! Relationships have been established with the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Hawks and other sports venues for discounted tickets sales to benefit the Foundation.

As a result of contributions, both large and small, from corporate donors and individuals, the Foundation has provided over $ 1,790,415.00 in emergency relief assistance to more than 2,085 Georgia National Guard members and their families. Examples of assistance include payments to avoid eviction, foreclosure, utilities disconnection and repossession of vehicles due to job loss. Assistance has been given to victims of house and apartment fires, tornados, floods and other natural disasters. Emergency travel and funeral expenses, as well as assistance to Guard members injured during deployment and training, temporary pay problems and more are examples of the multiple requests for assistance that are received each week.

We need your help to do more.

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

To help, we have established a fund to support the families of the troops serving in the war on terrorism at home and abroad. Click here to make a contribution.




Armed Forces Memorial Day Festival
 

The annual Armed Forces Memorial Day Festival will be held May 23-25 2014 on River Street in Savannah. Music provided by the military and local DJs. Arts and crafts, military demonstrations, food and beverage sales! Fun for the whole family! Members of the 165th AW, retirees, friends and family will coordinate activities and booths in Honor of those who have served with proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Family Support Foundation!

Armed Forces Memorial Day Festival Flyer (PDF 1.55MB)


5th Annual Some Gave All 5K in Memory of MAJ Kevin Jenrette - May 10, 2014
 

Registration Now Open!

5TH Annual Some Gave All 5K, 1 Mile, Tot Trot & Ranger Buddy Run. Register online at www.somegaveall5k.com. Additional activities include static displays of military vehicles, silent auction, balloon release, fun and games for children, cook-out and more!

We need sponsors, silent auction items and YOUR participation for this AWESOME event with net proceeds to benefit the GA National Guard Foundation for the 5th year! Thanks for your support!!

2014 Some Gave All 5K Registration Form (PDF 215KB)


PICK AN AMOUNT & MAKE IT COUNT!
 

Donate to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation when you file your income tax return for 2013!


Kangaroo Express gives $54K to the GANG Family Support Foundation
 

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Ga. Oct. 24, 2013

Mark Ostoits of Kangaroo Express presented a $53,977 check to Col. Dan Zachman and the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation at the conclusion of the Kangaroo Express “Salute Our Troop” 2013 campaign on Thursday at lunch in Marietta.

“Kangaroo Express wanted a way to give back to our military troops, and it just made sense to give to a local organization like the GNGFSF who live and work in communities our stores serve. This year our 107 Georgia stores raised nearly $54,000 for the GNGFSF,” said Mark Ostoits, KE Georgia Regional Director. “It is our great employees and customers that make this initiative such a big success, because they are the ones that organize the fund raising drives like dunking booths, and Roo Rides (motorcycle rides) that benefit our troops.”

Kangaroo Express raised $32,000 in 2011 and $39,000 in 2012 through previous “Salute Our Troops” Campaigns.

“The GANGFSF has enjoyed a three year relationship with KE, whose pro-military culture has promoted the ‘Salute Our Troops’ campaign and given so much to so many of our Guardsmen,” said Col. Dan Zachman, GANGFSF board member.

In 2013 the GANGFSF has given 200 grants and 15 interest free loans for emergency financial relief with an average value of $1,000 to Airmen, Soldiers and civilian employees of the Georgia National Guard.

“The GANGFSF would not be able to complete its mission without the generous support of organizations like Kangaroo Express which has helped the GANGFSF provide over $2 million in emergency relief assistance to Georgia National Guard Airmen, Soldiers, and civilian employees since 2004,” said Mrs. Harriett Morgan, program manager for the GANGFSF. “Requests continue to come in daily adding to the $200,000 in assistance the GANGFSF has been able to provide in assistance this year alone. These donations are helping many Soldiers, Airmen and their families face financial hardships.”

For more information on Kangaroo Express and the Pantry go to www.thepantry.com.

 
 

 


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.


PICK AN AMOUNT & MAKE IT COUNT!
 

Donate to the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation when you file your income tax return for 2012!

Instructions for How to Fill Out Form 500 (PDF 462KB)


Some Gave All 5K Appreciation Lunch
 

OLIVE GARDEN, Atlanta Ga., Sep. 25, 2012

Shannon Jenrette of the Some Gave All (SGA) 5K race committee met with Maj. Gen. Tom Moore, president of the Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation and others to present the Foundation with a $19,000.00 check. Guardsmen, family members, and by standers applauded as the largest check to date was handed over to the Foundation from the SGA 5K.

“This is the 3rd annual appreciation lunch to thank Shannon and the SGA 5K committee for their hard work and donation to the Foundation,” said Moore. “SGA is the largest individual donor contributing to the Foundation’s support given to hundreds of families each year. The help we give Guardsmen and their families really is a life saver, keeping them from falling off a financial cliff.”

The SGA 5K race held its 3rd annual run in Lula, Ga. on May 12, 2012 to honor and remember the sacrifice of Fallen Hero, Maj. Kevin Jenrette. Over 200 runners gathered there to partake in the race.

“I am glad to be here today and I represent so many other hard working committee members who help make the SGA 5K a success,” said Shannon Jenrette. “100% of the proceeds go to the Ga. National Guard Family Support Foundation to support military families in need. It is an honor to give something back to military families, because my military family was there for me and my family supporting us with their presence, prayers, and friendship.”

The Georgia National Guard Family Support Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation that provides assistance on an emergency relief basis to Guardsmen in the Georgia National Guard and other qualified military members living in the State of Georgia. As a result of contributions, both large and small, the Foundation has provided over $1,541,590.00 in emergency relief assistance to more than 1,790 Georgia National Guard members and their families as of December 2011. The Foundation is affiliated with and is an official support organization of the Georgia National Guard. For more information concerning the Foundation go to http://www.georgiaguardfamily.org/.

The Some Gave All 5K is dedicated to Maj. Kevin Jenrette who was killed in action on June 4, 2009, in Afghanistan. The date of the race is significant to Maj. Jenrette and his family because he graduated from Ranger school on May 10th, 1996. Every year, the race will continue to be scheduled on the second Saturday in May. For more information on the Some Gave All 5K race go to http://somegaveall5k.webstarts.com/.

 

 

Story and photos by Maj. Will Cox
Georgia Army National Guard
Public Affairs Office


COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN APPROVED CHARITY #70602
 


STATE CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAM APPROVED CHARITY #177000
 


ATTENTION: We Have Moved!
 

NEW MAILING ADDRESS:

GA NATIONAL GUARD
FAMILY SUPPORT FOUNDATION, INC.
CNGC 1000 HALSEY AVE., BLDG 447
MARIETTA, GA 30060


Application Updated January, 2013
 
Please use the updated grant application below:

Emergency Relief Application (PDF 129KB)

Foundation Reports
 

2013 June Foundation Report (PDF 1.4MB)
2013 January Foundation Report (PDF 1.12MB)
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 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable corporation established to provide emergency relief assistance to the soldiers and airman serving with the Georgia National Guard, and other qualified military members in the State of Georgia.

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


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