Started in 2004 at the direction of Governor Kempthorne and the Commanding General of the State of Idaho MG Jack Kane, the Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund, Inc. is an Idaho registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and was created as a Mission-Readiness fund; service members who are worried about finances and their family’s immediate financial needs are less focused on supporting and defending our state and country. Originally called the Soldier & Family Relief Fund, the Fund was created just as members of the Idaho Army National Guard 116th Cavalry Brigade were preparing to deploy for the first time. With a generous grant from the Katherine Albertson’s Foundation, the Fund was able to immediately assist Idaho Army National Guard Members and their families and during this deployment. The name was changed after the 116th returned in 2005, recognizing the need to provide emergency financial assistance state-wide to all Idaho’s Guard and Reservist Service Members. The Fund currently serves Idaho’s Army & Air National Guards, and Idaho’s Army, Navy, and Marine Reserves by providing grants and zero interest loans. The Fund pays for rent, utilities, food, gas, medical emergency travel, and much, much more. Since its inception, the Fund has distributed over $2 million to Idaho’s Guard Members and Reservists and their families and remains a vibrant and necessary part of the military community. The Fund strives to be self-sufficient and does this by redistributing repaid loans, receiving donations from the Idaho Income Tax Form 40, the Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, fundraising, and individual contributions. As you prepare your Idaho State Income Taxes, be sure to consider donating part of your return!
Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund was last modified: February 13th, 2019 by jesai