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Veterans Trust Fund

Legislation establishing the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund was passed during the 2009 Session of the Maryland General Assembly and signed into law on May 19th, 2009.  In 2013, the legislation was amended and the Trust is now a 501(c)(3) fund.  The legislation authorizes the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs to receive donations, and then make grants and loans to veterans and their family members who are in dire financial situations, or to private organizations that help veterans (homeless programs, substance abuse programs, etc.). The Trust Fund gives citizens, businesses, and other organizations a way to express their support to veteran causes through their donations and contributions.

Applications for grants/loans from the Trust Fund are reviewed by the Maryland Trust Fund Review Committee, which consists of the Deputy Secretary, MDVA Directors, and representatives from the Maryland Veterans Commission and the Maryland Veterans Home Commission. Recommendations are made to the Secretary or designee, who makes the final decision on whether or not an application is approved.

To Donate

The Maryland Department of Veterans Trust Fund (MDVA) appreciates your contribution to the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund.  The MDVA is a political subdivision of the State of Maryland and the contribution is made for the exclusively public purpose of support of the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund. The contribution is a “charitable contribution” in accordance with US Code, Title 26, 170(c)(1).

The Maryland Veterans Trust Fund will not sell, rent, or lease your personal information to other organizations. We assure you that the identity of all our donors will be kept confidential. Use of donor information will be limited to the internal purposes of the Maryland Veterans Trust Fund (except as required by law) and only to further the mission of the organization. We comply with written requests for anonymity and follow the donor bill of rights endorsed by the American Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Because your donation is tax-deductible, please include a name and address where a receipt should be sent. There are two donations forms – one for individuals and one for businesses.  To request a donation application contact Mark Hendricks, MDVA Grant Administrator, 410-230-4444, ext.6460 or 800-446-4926, ext.6460.  Checks should be made out to Maryland Veterans Trust Fund and sent to:

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Attn: Grant Administrator
Federal Building, Room 3020
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201

If you or your business is interested in meeting with the Grant Administrator to discuss possible partnerships, please call or email the Grant Administrator, Mark Hendricks, 410-230-4444, ext. 6460 or 800-446-4926, ext. 6460 or   Thank you for your continuing support of this valuable program.

To Apply

For more information and to request an application for the Veterans Trust Fund contact the MDVA Grant Administrator, Mark Hendricks at 800-446-4926, ext. 6460.  Please note, incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Upon completion of the application, mail to:

Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Attn: Grant Administrator
Federal Building, Room 3020
31 Hopkins Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21201


HERO LEVEL $1,000 or more

Tri-State Marine

Vietnam Veterans of America, Maryland State Council

7 Delta, Inc.

AMVETS-Department of Maryland

Cloverleaf Standard Bred Owner’s Association

Hollywood Casino at Perryville

Kent Island Elks Lodge #2576

Shadow Objects, LLC

CHAMPION LEVEL $500 – $999

American Legion, Wicomico Post 64

Korean War Veterans Association, Inc., Maryland Chapter 33

McCormick and Company


American Legion, Cecil Post 15

American Legion, Wellsville Post 194

American Legion, Worcester Post 93

Annapolis Hyundai/Volvo

Carolyn Gutermuth/Injured Workers Insurance Fund

Rolling Thunder Maryland, Chapter 1

RB Company, LLC

Seafirst Solutions, LLC


“Thank you for your generosity and kindness in our time of need. Your help saved our home, and us from being homeless.”
Navy Veteran and Spouse
Residents of St. Mary’s County

“After being laid off in 2010, I missed three mortgage payments. The Maryland Veterans Trust Fund loaned me the money, interest free, to get caught up on my mortgage. I am very thankful and glad that I was able to keep my house.”
Army Veteran
Resident of Anne Arundel County

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