The Operation Family Fund provides financial assistance
to eligible recipients in the form of grants.
Financial grants for each eligible member or members family to meet personal, short and long term living needs in these areas; Food, rent or utilities, emergency transportation and vehicle repair, funeral expenses, legal expenses, medical/dental expenses, assistance with a home, rental, lease, purchase or home improvements, assistance with the purchase, rent or lease of a vehicle. The Board of Directors has final approval of all funds allocation and selection of money managers.
Funds shall be distributed only to eligible members or family of eligible members without prejudice to race, religion or citizenship. The member must have been an employee or contractor working for the U.S. Federal Government and have been performing duties in conjunction with the war on terror and or Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom at the time of their severe disability. The family of the member must meet the criteria listed below. A family may apply and be approved for no more than two grants with a minimum of six months between to grants. First time applicants will have highest priority. The Board of Directors has final approval of all funds allocation.
1. Eligible members and families of members of Military and Civilian personnel who have been severely disabled while serving their country as a result of Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom both domestically and abroad.
2. Member is defined as any person serving officially as an employee of the U.S. federal government or contractor to the U.S. federal government. Proof of employment and assignment to Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom will be required. The Operation Family Fund Board of Directors along with medical consultants shall determine eligibility of severely disabled members.
3. Spouse is defined as the other partner of a legal marriage in any state of the U.S. and its territories or any country recognized by the United Nations. A certificate of marriage will be required for eligibility of funds. A birth certificate, social security card, passport or drivers license may also be required.
4. Dependent children is defined as, any child under the age of 22 who is by birth or stepchild or legally adopted to the member. A birth certificate, adoption papers, social security card or passport will be required for identification and proof of relationship to the member.
5. Family is defined as a spouse and or dependent child.
Priority of eligibility for a grant
is given in the following order:
- As a result of injury due to a hostile action with a VA disability rating of 70% or greater.
- As a result of injury due to an accident while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan with a VA disability rating of 70% or greater.
- PTSD with a VA disability rating of 70% or greater as a result of serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.
- All other injuries caused in support of the War on Terror and service connected with a VA disability rating of 70% or greater.
- Your case manager, social worker or doctor must verify to us, your service connected disability rating.
HOW TO APPLY
To learn more about how you can help, or to apply for assistance please email Operation Family Fund and we will provide you with an application:
E-Mail (preferred method): email@example.com
Call: 760-793-0053 – 8:00AM to 5:00PM – Monday – Friday, Pacific Time