Our Military Kids provides grants to children of National Guard, Reserve Personnel and severely injured service members. Explore their website for further details. What an endearing program. Easy application and up to $500.00 per child is available.
Our Military Kids Mission:
"Our Military Kids provides tangible support to children of deployed National Guard and Reserve personnel as well as to children of severely injured service members through grants for enrichment activities and tutoring. Such activities help these children cope with the stress of having a parent in a war zone or recovering from injury at home. Our Military Kids grants are made to honor the sacrifices that military families make and to ensure that their children have access to sports, fine arts, or academic tutoring programs.
As of June 30, 2010, $7.6 MILLION in grants have been awarded to 19,536 children!
I work at Our Military Kids, and I just wanted to point out that our grants are not available to Active Duty service members - just those in the National Guard and Reserve. Those branches are geographically dispersed throughout the country, limiting their access to support services found on bases. This is why we award grants to their children.
In addition, we also provide grants to children of severely injured service members of all branches, but the service member must be classified as severely injured in one of the six categories designated by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
I hope that clarifies! Please let me know if you have any questions."