Military Support Fund
The Military Support Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity established in 2012 between the Northeast Indiana Base Community Council (NIBCC) and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The program offers one-time emergency financial assistance (up to $650) to help with:
The MSF is funded by donations and the NIBCC’s annual Race for the Warrior held in Fort Wayne. The intent is to support ready and resilient military members and military families. Service members living in or assigned to a unit or base in the 11 counties commonly known as Northeast Indiana are eligible for a grant, and the fund also assists veterans within 12 months of exiting the military.
To procure a Military Support Fund grant, the applicant must complete a 3-page application, including a page for applicant and submitting authority information, a narrative statement explaining the cause of the urgent financial crisis, and a budget worksheet reflecting typical monthly income and expenses. Copies of the outstanding invoices, bills, or repair statements must be attached to the application. The completed grant application with attachments are emailed to the MSF Committee for review and discussion. If approved, checks made payable to vendors/creditors are mailed or delivered, usually within 24 hours of an MSF request.