Skip to Main Content

Search by Category



Veterans Trust Fund

Overview of Maryland Veterans Trust
 A 501c3 organization
 Non-emergency, temporary financial assistance program
 The program aims to assist those that will be self-reliant after receiving the assistance. The program cannot address chronic issues
 Board of Trustees governs the organization (The Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs serves as chair)
 An application review committee approves or denies all qualified applications.  The committee meets, on average, once every 4-6 weeks
 The program now has a permanent funding source through slot revenue received from Veteran Service Organizations under the State Lottery
 One staff member, the Grant Administrator, manages the program
 The program is mostly used for assistance with rent/mortgage and utilities. The trust does not assist with: taxes, child support, speeding tickets, legal fees, payday and interpersonal loans, credit card debt, home repairs, food, appliances, and vehicle purchases. Additionally the trust does not find housing for veterans
Applicants:
 All applicants must be Maryland residents for at least 24 months at the time of application
 Applicants must be eligible for burial in a Maryland State Veterans Cemetery
 Applicants must have an honorable discharge or general discharge under honorable conditions
 Applicant income may not exceed 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a single veteran 200% is $23,760. USDVA benefits, Social Security, and Social Security Disability count as income
 Widows and widowers may apply as long as they have the discharge of the deceased veteran and a certificate of death
 All applications must include 3 months of bank statements, DD-214, 2 previous pay stubs (if working), and the bills/invoices they are seeking assistance with
 All awarded grant money goes to vendors on the invoices, not the veteran
 Veterans are vetted during interviews before their application is forwarded to committee

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 mark.hendricks@maryland.gov.   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

Supporters

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

SUPPORTER LEVEL $100 – $499

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

Testimonials

“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


Comments are closed.

ae1a-ewspw-web2