From helping Purple Heart recipients, honorably discharged veterans and their families through tough financial times to helping them pay for an education to learn new skills and get access to resources to help with  PTSD and TBI, our sole purpose is to enhance the quality of life of U.S. veterans.

Our ability to support veterans is only as strong as the support we receive from donors. Please consider one of our Ways To Give to help us meet the needs of those who need it and deserve it!


If you are a  honorably discharged veteran, especially if you are a Purple Heart Recipient, you should not have to choose between paying critical bills and putting food on the table. After all you have sacrificed for us, our Veterans Critical Assistance Grant is one way we can give back to you.


  • Veterans Critical Assistance Grants are paid directly to the creditor by the Purple Heart Foundation, not to the veteran.
  • Grants may include but are not limited to past-due rent or mortgage payments, utilities, minor car repairs, medical assistance, and more.
  • The Foundation does not reimburse the veteran for previous bill payments or repair payments. All requests must be approved by the grant committee before funds are paid.
  • Except for minor car repairs, bills must be delinquent to be considered. The veteran must be able to provide a current copy of the past-due statements or notice and/or cut-off notices. Screen shots are not acceptable.
  • An invoice/estimate will be needed for all car repairs from a licensed garage or dealership for committee review. You will be notified whether the committee will fund the repair.
  • All payments are made to creditors by check.
  • Recipients of the Veteran Critical Assistance grant program may not re-apply for this grant and/or will not be approved for more than one grant.
  • The total grant amount may not exceed $2,500.00. If approved, the grant amount will be for the total of the allowable bills submitted not to exceed $2,500.00. Some grants will not reach the $2,500.00 limit.
  • Partial payments or payments to reduce a debt are prohibited, therefore grant applications will not be approved if the past due debt owed exceeds the maximum grant amount of $2,500.00.
  • Grants may NOT be received for expenses such as taxes, child support, fines/fees associated with civil or criminal offenses, motor vehicle registrations, licenses, tuitions, credit card debt, first month’s rent or security deposits. All submitted bills are subject to review by the grant committee.
  • Those receiving grant funds will be required to sign the grant acceptance and publicity release form provided by the Purple Heart Foundation prior to receiving the grant.
  • Those receiving grant funds will be required to write an acknowledgment letter to the Purple Heart Foundation’s Board of Directors.

NOTE: Grant applications will be held for two weeks. If the veteran does not send requested documents within two weeks, the grant application will be closed.

The Critical Assistance Grant Program has exhausted all allocated funds for this fiscal quarter. Applications will be accepted October 1, 2023.

Donate to help us fund our Veterans Critical Assistance Grants Fund, so we can help as many Veterans as possible.


The GI Bill helps you in your educational pursuits after your military service is complete, but it doesn’t cover everything… that’s where we come in. We offer scholarships for honorably discharged veterans and the spouses, children, and grandchildren of Purple Heart recipients.

  • Purple Heart Foundation Full-Ride Scholarship to V School – We are committed to empowering our heroes and their loved ones, providing them with the tools and resources they need to thrive in the ever-evolving world of technology, design, and innovation. Applications will begin to be accepted in Month, 2024.
  • In-house Academic Scholarships – The Purple Heart Foundation scholarships are available to Purple Heart recipients and their direct descendants (including spouses, children, and grandchildren). These scholarships can be used to cover the cost of additional fees associated with higher education, such as tuition, room & board, books, incidental fees, and other direct costs.
    The next application period opens February 1, 2024.

Help us offer more scholarships to our deserving veterans. Please click here to donate. 

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Our goal is to assist and empower veterans to live their lives with dignity and independence. Our service dog program provides funding for service dogs to be paired with combat-wounded veterans at no cost to them to help restore their physical and emotional independence.

"To be quite honest... let me tell you Niles saved my life."- Roger Lintz

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We support non-political programs that enhance the lives of wounded and disabled veterans and their families. These grants assist groups to fund programs and activities congruent with the Foundation’s mission of enhancing the quality of life of Purple Heart recipients and other honorably discharged veterans and their families.

Grant Application 

Email questions to ttomsey@purpleheartfoundation.org

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Our Mission

The mission of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Purple Heart recipients and other honorably discharged veterans and their families.