Emergency COVID-19 Military Family Support

THANK YOU Col. Arville Hickerson, USA (Ret)

Colonel Hickerson, a MOAA LIFE member, challenged the MOAA Foundation to raise $25,000 by May 5 to jump-start this campaign by offering matching funds. We are happy to announce that because of generous donors like you, we have reached our goal! Thank you again, Colonel Hickerson, for your continued support during this critical time of need.


As the nation endures the effects of the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the MOAA Foundation is focused on providing enhanced levels of support and services to those currently serving, veterans, and their families.


To meet the current and emerging needs of this community, and to get ahead of the demand, we established the COVID-19 Relief Fund.


Thanks to our donors’ unprecedented generosity, we have been able to help transitioning servicemembers and veterans and spouses who face unemployment by offering free virtual events – all the more critical in the face of staggering job losses – focused on every aspect of the job search and self-marketing process, facilitated by our MOAA Transition experts.


In April, the foundation was able to immediately disburse 11 COVID-19 Relief Grants to MOAA chapters already supporting relief efforts in their local communities.


The MOAA Foundation is also pleased to offer Emergency Financial Relief Grants for military and veteran families or caregivers in need of immediate bill-pay support due to the COVID-19 crisis. More information including details on eligibility, application instructions, and what grants will cover can be found here.


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As we look forward, we anticipate an increased need for the programs we provide year-round, and the MOAA Foundation hopes to fill any gaps that naturally arise during this difficult and unprecedented time.


With your help and support, we can continue to make a difference and provide financial relief to veteran and military families who need it most, but we need the resources to do so.

MOAA Foundation Grants in Action

In 2020, The MOAA Foundation disbursed three types of grants to support veteran housing, food assistance, employment, family support, (including behavioral health), and more. Check out the map below (Not loading? Click here) for where these grants have made a difference:



Grants include Community Outreach Grants (shown in blue), COVID-19 Chapter Grants (red/maroon), and Emergency Financial Relief Grants (yellow), which are disbursed to MOAA councils and chapters across the country. Emergency Financial Relief Grants are awarded to currently serving, veterans with honorable discharges or caregivers of the same, and surviving spouses who prove negative financial impact from the COVID-19 crisis.


These efforts are made possible by the overwhelming generosity of MOAA members and corporations nationwide.



MOAA is working to respond to the evolving needs of our community of servicemembers, veterans, retirees, and their families. If you or your family have been affected by the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, please let us know about your experiences by answering the short questionnaire. 



Stay up to date on the latest government guidance and news reports regarding COVID-19.



Watch a special message from military mom and second lady of the United States, Karen Pence.

Virtual Career and Transition Events

MOAA is responding to the current unemployment crisis with a series of virtual events and webinars focused on every aspect of the job search and self-marketing process. So, whether you are finding your way through a challenging telework experience, worrying about your job security in these uncertain times, on the hunt for new employment in a changing economy, or assessing the potential impact of decreased military benefits, MOAA is here to help.


Click below to view MOAA’s Transition “Toolkit” of events and webinars. If you can’t attend the “live” session, still register and we can send you the link to view the recorded webinar.