The NIBCC Military Support Fund
The MSF 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 $800) to help with:
∙ Basic living expenses
∙ Solitary disaster
∙ Medical/dental expenses
∙ Urgent Home/Auto Repair expenses
∙ Employment income gaps or issues
∙ And other essential family needs
The MSF is funded by donations and the NIBCC’s annual volunteer-led Race for the Warrior and Golf for the Warrior. The intent of the MSF 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 to apply for a grant. Veterans who separated from service in the last 12 months are also eligible.
One unique component of our Military Support Fund grant is our dedication to keeping the application, review, and decision process simple and expedient for our selfless service members and their families! To procure a Military Support Fund grant, the service-member or spouse must complete a three-page form with submitting authority signature, a narrative statement explaining the need and the cause of the urgent financial crisis, and a budget worksheet reflecting typical monthly income and expenses. Copies of applicable bills, repair statements, etc. must be attached to the application. A completed grant application is emailed to the MSF volunteer committee for review and a decision. If approved, our payments to vendors/creditors are typically mailed or delivered within 24 hours of a completed grant application.
If you are an Active Duty Service Member, Reservist, or Guardsman living in or serving in Northeast Indiana, your community wants to help you and your family though financial emergencies affecting your health, well-being and readiness!
For more eligibility details and a grant application, please contact a Soldier & Family Readiness Coordinator (see https://www.in.gov/indiana-national-guard/troop-family-resources/soldier-and-family-readiness-center/), or your Family Readiness Program Director, your Readiness NCO, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.