2021 Tax Credit Donations are:
- CLOSED for MAIL-IN donations
- CLOSED for ONLINE donations
As of 2021-12-08, the MFRF 2021 Tax Credit donation window is CLOSED for all donations. Watch for the MFRF 2022 Tax Credit donation window to open in 1st quarter calendar 2022.
How do I donate to the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund (MFRF)?
Donations to either the Pre-9/11 or Post-9/11 MFRF programs are accepted both online or via check (during the time window when each year's fund is open).
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... or Donate by Check
- Find the MFRF Donation Form online HERE.
- Save a copy of the form to your computer, complete the form, return the form and your check per the form's instructions.
What is the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund?
The Arizona Military Family Relief Fund was created to provide financial assistance to active duty service members, Veterans and their famlies for unforseen financial hardships caused by the service member's military service. MFRF is open to both pre 9/11 and post 9/11 Veterans. Assistance from the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund is determined by an Advisory Committee. The Committee is comprised of twelve members appointed by the Governor, as well as the Director of the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services.
Who is affected by deployments? EVERYONE!
When our troops are deployed, their family, friends, and community go with them. Mothers, fathers, wives, husbands, and children are affected emotionally, physically, and financially.
What type of needs are there?
Many theaters of operation have produced veterans who are faced with severe injuries that are not comparable to previous conflicts. In many cases, long-term medical care is needed, requiring families to be by the side of their military hero. Cash-strapped families must pick up the tab for travel, lodging, and household expenses while their family member undergoes rehabilitation.
In worst-case scenarios, when military families lose a loved one in the line of duty, they are frequently faced with devastating financial hardship. Unforeseen expenses add to the stress of tremendous loss. Families are forced with little to no warning to restructure their lives and manage day-to-day bills, all while laying their hero to rest.
How does the Fund help?
The MFRF program is in place to assist our service members, Veterans and their families. The fund is there to support these individuals with financial assistance when unforseen financial hardships arise.
How do I request assistance from the Fund?
Visit this web page for information on how to request assistance from the Fund.
What about the Arizona Tax Credit?
With this useful tax credit, you can assist Arizona Veterans in need while also enjoying a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state tax return. Contributions are also deductible on your federal tax return (though not a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on the federal return; only the Arizona State return). This charity fund has a $1,000,000 cap for refundable Arizona tax credits, so it’s best to get your contribution in early during the year. Once $1,000,000 in donations is reached, contributions must be returned, therefore it's best to send your donation in early, so you are ensured a credit on your Arizona tax return.
Review the AZ Tax Credit Form 340 online HERE for $200 single/head-of-household or $400 married filing-jointly. It costs you nothing, yet allows you to redirect Arizona state tax dollars to support Veterans in need, making you the boss of the taxman!
Where may I find online News & Information about the Fund?
Follow us on Facebook to read how the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund is helping Arizona's service members and Veterans overcome hardships caused by their deployment. Also, watch for news and information specific to Service Members and Veterans - and their families.
Arizona Military Family Relief Fund Advisory Committee Meetings
Click HERE to find agendas and meeting minutes for the Arizona Military Family Relief Fund Advisory Committee, which meets monthly.