Purple Heart Foundation Services

From helping Purple Heart recipients, as well as honorably discharged veterans and their families through tough financial times, to helping them pay for an education to learn new skills and providing access to resources to help with PTS 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!

Veterans Critical Assistance Grant

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.

The Purple Heart Foundation can provide grants for past due utilities, rent, and mortgage payments. We also provide grants for automotive repairs and insurance. We can also help with certain healthcare issues and food insecurities.

The Purple Heart Foundation (PHF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that raises funds to support our nation’s veterans and their families. Over the past 60 years, the Foundation has funded important programs, services and more.

PURPOSE: To provide emergency financial assistance to eligible veterans and their families.

The Grant recipient must be either: (a) an honorably discharged veteran and be able to provide a copy of his/her DD214 when requested; or (b) the widow or widower of an honorably discharged veteran and be able to provide a copy of the veteran’s DD214 and death certificate. All applicants must submit a completed Veteran’s Critical Assistance Grant application.

  • Veterans Critical Assistance Grants funds may be used for emergency debts such as, but are not limited to, rent, utilities, car repairs, medical payments and more. Veterans Critical Assistance Grant funds are paid directly to the creditor by the Purple Heart Foundation, not to the veteran. The total balance due to the creditor at the time of this application cannot exceed $2,500.00. the Foundation grant policy prohibits paying down debt.
  • Grant funds cannot be used for expenses such as major home repairs, auto replacements, taxes, past-due child support, fines of any kind, security deposits, first month’s rent, legal fees or credit card debt.
  • Grant requests will be limited to $2,500.00 or less. Applicants must not have received an emergency assistance grant from the Purple Heart Foundation in the past.
  • In case of debt relief, copies of past-due notices and/or cut-off notices must be provided. In some cases, permission must be given to the Purple Heart Foundation staff to verify the debt. All funds will be paid directly to the creditor by the Purple Heart Foundation. No funds will be given directly to the grant recipient.
  • For car repairs, the applicant must submit a request before work is performed by a licensed mechanic, garage, or dealership. No screenshots of bills will be accepted. Contact us for details.
  • Those receiving grant funds are required to sign the grant acceptance and publicity release forms provided by the Purple Heart Foundation prior to receiving the grant.
  • After award of the grant, grant recipients will be asked to provide a written testimonial to the Purple Heart Foundation that can be used to encourage potential donors to contribute to the program.
  • Critical Assistance Grants are on a first come, first served basis. The program will close for the current fiscal quarter once the allocated funds are exhausted and will open again the following quarter. NOTE: You will be notified of receipt of your application and provided with a list of required documents.
  • If the above conditions are not met, the Purple Heart Foundation reserves the right to deny or revoke the grant.

To submit the application or if you have any questions regarding qualifications, please reach out to the Purple Heart Foundation Administrator, Tina Tomsey, at ttomsey@purpleheartfoundation.org or by calling 703-635-3528. Please note, while we aim to provide aid to as many veterans as possible, all applications will be subject to a strict review process for approval and availability of funds as budgeted for quarterly allocation.

The Critical Assistance Grant is currently closed and will reopen 1/1/24.

Academic Scholarships

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 their 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!


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Service Dogs

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.

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Service Dogs In Action

Veteran Service-Oriented Organization Grants

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

Help us give back to those who have given so much


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.