On November 13th and November 14th, the Heroes' Fund is hosting performances of "Ponder Anew: a WWII Veteran's Story". This interactive performance, based on the diary of a WWII combat pilot, features live music and an opportunity for audience members to share their stories. Both performances are FREE and open to the public. Please click here for details.

Join us on November 15th for the 7th Annual Heroes' Fund Dinner at the Marriott Cincinnati North. This year will feature the big band sounds of the Tom Daugherty Orchestra, as well as, keynote speaker US Representative Brad Wenstrup, exciting auction items and a delicious dinner. We will also have a performance by "Ponder Anew: A WWII Veteran's Story".

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CLICK HERE to support local combat veterans in need! Be sure to designate "Heroes' Fund" on the donation page. 

OUR MISSION/VISION

Mission: The Heroes’ Fund provides one-time financial support to active duty military serving in a combat zone and veterans who served in a combat zone who are currently residing in Butler, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio.

Vision:  Through generous public support and a collaborative team of exceptional volunteers, we aspire to become the provider of choice for one-time financial support to the families of our service members currently deployed in combat zones and our veterans who have served in combat zones.  When there is a need we do not provide for, we will partner with others for the benefit of our military families.

VALUES

Honor our Veterans and Service to our Country:  We believe those who wear our country’s uniform do so with a sense of duty, knowing they support the causes of freedom.  We serve by assisting them and their families.

Do What’s Right:  We are committed to the highest standards of ethical conduct in all we do.  Honesty and integrity engender trust, which is the cornerstone of providing our services.  We are careful stewards of the resources provided by our donors. 

Respect Others:  We recognize that our success depends on the talents, skills and expertise of our volunteers.  We appreciate our diversity and believe that respect-for our colleagues, clients, partners, and all those with whom we interact-is an essential element of all positive and productive relationships.

Perform with Excellence:  We understand the importance of our mission and the trust our clients and donors place in us.  With this in mind, we strive to excel in every aspect of our activities and approach every challenge with a determination to succeed.

KEY SERVICES

The Heroes’ Fund provides one-time financial assistance to aid military families’ or individual’s actual/complete emergency financial burden.  Emergency financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. 

BACKGROUND

The Heroes’ Fund is held at The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty.  Led by an Advisory Board of both Veterans and civilians, The Heroes’ Fund was established in 2007.   Developed to support local combat veterans and active servicemen and women and their families in their time of need, the Heroes’ Fund is evolving into a major nonprofit.  The organization currently provides one-time financial support to combat veterans and their families in three counties in Southwest Ohio: Butler, Hamilton, and Warren.

We are proud to say that $.98 of every dollar donated to the Heroes’ Fund goes to the grant applicants.

ASSISTANCE

Financial Assistance

The Heroes’ Fund assists military families of combat veterans or those coping with a combat deployed primary financial provider in a combat area and injury recovery as they struggle with devastating budget issues.  Financial struggles exacerbate an already difficult time of life.  We provide one-time financial assistance to service members and their families as they take corrective action to resolve their financial situation.

Who We Help:

  • Combat Veterans who served in any combat zone during and War or Conflict
  • Active military who have served in any combat zone during War or Conflict
  • Currently deployed combat military who are the primary financial provider for their family
  • Any family of combat veterans or active military who served in a combat zone

What We Cover:

Requests are handled on a case by case basis. We Generally Do Not Cover:

  • Airfare for vacations, R&R or to meet deployed service members
  • Elective medical procedures
  • Legal fees or bills
  • Credit card payments
  • Cable/Internet bills
  • Tuition and school fees

QUALIFICATIONS


Whether it’s a home fire, flood or any other disaster, the Heroes’ Fund works in conjunction with other organizations to help ensure our combat military families have a safe place to stay, food, clothing and other necessities.Qualifications vary with each disaster and funding available to support the disaster.  Please contact us at the time of need for specific qualification criteria.

The Heroes’ Fund provides a little piece of mind to military families of combat veterans or those coping with a combat deployed primary financial provider in a combat area and injury recovery as they struggle with devastating budget issues with our home and appliance repair program.  We offer assistance with the unexpected, routine home repair in partnership with community members willing to donate materials and services.  We also provide home modifications as needed by our injured service members.

Even Heroes Need Some Help

Our combat service members, veterans and their families are heroes to us.  Some are everyday heroes and some are uncommon ones.  Most would not consider themselves heroes, rather they tell us they were just doing their job.  Doing their job, means preserving our freedom.  Please help us, continue to help them.  To learn more about our programs and to find out how you can help, please contact our office.

Click here to download the Heroes' Fund Grant Application