Who We Are
In April 2015 we founded The Massachusetts National Guard Foundation as a Non Profit 501(c) 3 Organization to provide charitable and educational aid. The Foundation also administers a scholarship program developed by the National Guard Association of Massachusetts.
Each year, the Foundation awards collegiate scholarships to spouses, sons and daughters of the Massachusetts National Guard members. The Foundation is awlays seeking to raise additional funds in order to provide greater financial assistance for our Soldiers and Airmen. The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively to raise funds; request and receive grants, gifts, bequests of moneys; acquire, receive, hold, invest and administer in its own name securities, funds or property and make expenditures to or for the direct or indirect benefit of the Massachusetts National Guard.
What We Do
With the increased demands placed on the Massachusetts National Guard, many members have deployed multiple times both at home and overseas. These activations and deployments, along with a challenging economy, place a heavy burden on our Soldiers and Airmen.
To support its mission, the Massachusetts National Guard Foundation must actively engage in fundraising. Funds are distributed to members of the Massachusetts National Guard and their families during times of emergencies. Additionally, we support our wounded warriors and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We are also proud of our commitment to preserve the rich history of the Massachusetts Army and Air National Guard.
As a 501(c) 3, the Foundation has the ability to respond to the needs Massachussetts National Guard members in support of our mission statement. It also can assist with basic needs such as food, fuel and housing for our Soldiers and Airmen facing hardship from unemployment following an activation or deployment.
Battle Road 5K
Our premier fundraising event is the Battle Road 5K, held annually in Minuteman National Park, Lexington, Massachusetts. All proceeds benefit charitable ventures including scholarships, professional development and financial assistance. Visit the Battle Road 5K page under “Events” for more information.