Skip to Main Content

Recent Website Posts

Are you struggling financially? The MD Veterans Trust Fund may be able to help.

Overview of Maryland Veterans Trust Fund
The Maryland Veterans Trust Fund is a 501c3 organization designed to assist with non-emergency, temporary financial challenges facing veterans or widows/widowers of veterans.  The fund’s design cannot support chronic, long term financial hardship.  It is mostly used to assist with rent/mortgage payments and utility bills.  The trust cannot assist with taxes, child support, speeding tickets, legal fees, payday and interpersonal loans, credit card debt, home repairs, food, appliances, and vehicle purchases.  Grant awards are provided directly to the landlord, mortgage company, utility company, etc.
The Trust Fund is governed by a Board of Trustees which is chaired by the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Veteran Affairs.  The Trust Fund Grant Administrator completes a brief interview with each veteran/widow/widower before submitting applications for review.  A review committee convenes as applications are ready and, based on information supplied in the application, approves or denies requests for assistance. 
The Trust Fund receives donations from community partners and private individuals.  It also receives funding through Maryland based veteran service organization casino slot revenue.
To apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • At the time of application, applicants must have been a Maryland resident for at least 24 months
  • 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 250% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a single veteran 250% is $32,000. (USDVA benefits, Social Security, and Social Security Disability count as income)
  • Widows and widowers must supply the veterans discharge documents and certificate of death
Applicants must provide a completed application, DD-214, 3 months of bank statements, 2 previous pay stubs (if applicable), and bills/invoices needing assistance

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. 7 or by email: 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

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, Exempt Purposes- Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

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. 7 or 800-446-4926, ext. 7.  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. 7 or 800-446-4926, ext. 7 or  Thank you for your continuing support of this valuable program.


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

Comments are closed.