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North Dakota National Guard Foundation

Benefit Category: State

North Dakota National Guard Foundation 

The North Dakota National Guard Foundation is a not for profit charitable organization that is chaired by the North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General. The Foundation has two primary support activities as described below.

North Dakota National Guard Emergency Relief Fund (ERF)

The N.D. National Guard Emergency Relief Fund (ERF) provides financial support in sudden and unforeseen emergency situations, such as natural disasters, accident, illness, fire or theft to the more than 4,300 North Dakota National Guard members and their Families during times of need.

North Dakota Tragedy Assistance Program (TAPS)

The North Dakota National Guard Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (ND-TAPS) supports the national TAPS initiative and provides services to those who have lost a loved one serving in the Armed Forces. The funds are used to cover transportation costs for Families of fallen heroes to travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual National TAPS program. 

The North Dakota National Guard Foundation is a non-profit organization, which has no paid employees and hires no professional fundraisers. It depends entirely on volunteer help. Your gift will go directly to the Emergency Relief Fund or the North Dakota Tragedy Assistance Program (ND-TAPS) as specified, or if you prefer to donate to the General Fund, your donation will go where it's needed most. The Foundation has tax-exempt status granted under section 501(c)(3) "non-profit organizations" of the Internal Revenue Code.

For more information on the North Dakota National Guard Foundation please contact Joan Bentz - joan.m.bentz.nfg@mail.mil or at (701) 333-2026. 

 

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).