Grants & Scholarships

Heroes' Fund Assistance

The Heroes’ Fund was established in 2007 to provide one-time financial support to combat veterans, or active duty military serving in a combat zone, and their immediate families who are facing financial hardship through no fault of their own. Applicants must reside in Butler, Hamilton or Warren Counties to qualify. 

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.

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. Financial assistance is in the form of checks paid directly to mortgage lenders, auto mechanics, contractors, hospitals, doctors, dentists and other providers. 

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
  • Immediate 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, hotel, rental car, or other items for vacations, R&R or to meet deployed service members
  •  Elective medical procedures
  • Non-elective medical procedures which exceed the maximum allowed by Heroes’s Fund and only if they are part of an insurance co-pay.
  • Legal fees or bills
  • Credit card payments
  • Cable/Internet bills 
  • Tuition, school books, or other school fees
  • “Rent to own” purchases
  • Home construction or reconstruction/improvement projects (house painting, window treatments, or any similar projects)
  • Purchase of new/used vehicles
  • Any items determined by the committee, during review to be “comfort items” (vs safety or livability items).

Sometime even heroes need 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. 

Contact

For more information about the Heroes' Fund, please contact Karen Gibbs, Director of Programs & Marketing at 513.682.8061 or karen@wclfoundation.com