How to Help

Want to do more than just say, "Thank you” to those who have sacrificed so much for the rest of us… but not sure what else to do? The Yellow Ribbon Fund does. Wounded, ill, and injured service members and their families have told us exactly what they need, and we provide it – practical assistance, offered with respect.

Below, you’ll find several ways you can join us in giving back…

All donations are tax deductible. YRF has not-for-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and you will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your donation as deductible under applicable IRS regulations. Click here to review our IRS Form 990 and our Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter, as well as our Audited Financial Statement. Our Federal Employer Identification Number is 36-4567583.

Make your donation online:

Donations can also be made via Paypal:

CONTRIBUTIONS-IN-KIND are also put to good use. These may include tickets to sporting and cultural events, baby items, business suits for job interviews, furniture, gift cards, etc.

Before making in-kind contributions, please contact us at 240-223-1180 or by email to ensure the items are needed, as we do not have a storage facility. Contributions-in-kind are acknowledged by letter as tax deductible.

Anyone can volunteer to support the work of the Yellow Ribbon Fund. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES include – but are not limited to! – helping plan and host events for injured service members and their families, assisting with office work and fundraisers, and more. Volunteers also serve as mentors and ambassadors, working one-on-one with injured service members who are transitioning to civilian life. (Please note that the one opportunity the Yellow Ribbon Fund does not offer is a program for visiting hospitalized service members.)

Volunteers who want to participate in Yellow Ribbon Fund activities on military facilities must first submit an application for approval by facility officials. The Department of Defense will require your Social Security number for a background check; this and all information submitted on the volunteer application remains confidential.

Approval and registration must be completed before beginning volunteer service. Then we’ll help you find the volunteer opportunities that are right for you.

So to get started, fill out the volunteer form.