Idaho Guard & Reserve Family Support Fund

Our mission is to help Idaho Military Service Members and their familiesSouth Boise

We provide financial emergency relief in the form of grants and zero interest loans to Guard Members and Reservists in the State of Idaho. We have paid for housing, utilities, emergency medical transportation, travel for a death in the family, and much, much more. Since 2004 we have distributed over $2 million throughout Idaho to over 1900 military families in need. Our average disbursement in 2018 was just over $1,400. The Fund currently serves Idaho Army National Guard, Idaho Air National Guard, Idaho Army Reserves, Idaho Navy Reserves, and Idaho Marine Reserves.

Created in 2004 at the direction of then-Governor Kempthorne and the then Adjutant 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 and remains a vibrant and necessary part of the military community. 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.

The Fund was established just as Idaho’s 116th Cavalry Brigade Army Guard members were preparing to deploy for the first time, which for some created a financial hardship for their families. With a generous grant from the Katherine Albertson’s Foundation, the Fund was able to immediately assist Idaho Army Guard Members and their families, and other Guard members and Reservists in the state.

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 to do your annual Idaho State taxes, be sure to consider donating part of your return!

4040 West Guard Street
Boise 83705 ID US
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Mon: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Tues: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Wed: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thurs: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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