The Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation (PNGF) is a vital organization dedicated to supporting the Pennsylvania National Guard and its service members. As a nonprofit entity, the foundation focuses on raising funds and providing critical resources to enhance the well-being, readiness, and quality of life for Guard members and their families. Through its unwavering commitment, the foundation offers financial assistance for educational pursuits, scholarships, emergency aid, and support for family programs. By investing in the future of the Pennsylvania National Guard, the foundation ensures that service members have the necessary tools, opportunities, and support to excel in their military careers and beyond. Through its philanthropic efforts, the Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation makes a significant difference in the lives of those who sacrifice to protect our freedoms.
Through the following programs and initiatives, PNGAS and the Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation demonstrate their commitment to supporting and empowering Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families. By providing financial assistance, educational support, recognition, and opportunities for professional growth, these initiatives contribute to the overall well-being and success of the Guard community.
The Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) and the State Family Program Office, in partnership with the Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation, have established the "Guardsman to Guardsman" or "G2G" program. G2G offers grants of up to $500 for Pennsylvania National Guard members and their families facing qualifying needs. Applying for the program is simple—just reach out to your Family Assistance Center or Airmen/Family Program Managers to begin the process. G2G aims to provide crucial financial assistance to support Guard members and their families during challenging times.
The PNGAS Gifts4GuardKids program is dedicated to collecting and distributing gifts and gift cards to the children of Guard members. We invite groups, families, clubs, non-profit organizations, and companies to serve as collection sites to gather gifts and gift cards. Tax-deductible contributions can be made to the Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation, ensuring that 100% of the contributions go toward purchasing gifts, gift cards, and delivery expenses. Privacy and security are paramount, and the program strictly adheres to privacy laws to safeguard the identities of parents and children.
The Pennsylvania National Guard Foundation (PNGF) offers a 501(c)(3) platform for units to raise funds for the construction of monuments and memorials. PNGF's accounting team will oversee the purchases related to the memorial, ensuring proper financial management. This initiative allows units to honor and commemorate the bravery, sacrifice, and service of Guard members through permanent memorials.
PNGF's Professional Development initiatives encompass the Speakers Bureau and related products. The Speakers Bureau provides professional development classes for Guard units, fulfilling their training requirements throughout the year. By offering ready-made topics and slides, PNGF saves leadership time that would otherwise be spent on researching and developing content. Additionally, PNGF provides awards for the prestigious Soldier of the Year competition, recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of Guard members.
View the PNGF Professional Education Program brief.