Military Appreciation Fund

The Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund was established to say thank you to Minnesotans that have served in a combat zone since September 11, 2001.


The Minnesota Military Appreciation Fund is now paying grants to all Minnesota service members that have served in a DoD Combat Zone since September 11, 2001. This includes Bosnia, Kosovo, and Croatia. This grant (appreciation bonus) is awarded to all Minnesota service members (Guard / Reserve / Active) regardless of rank or financial situation. Those living outside Minnesota but are members of a Minnesota Guard / Reserve unit that was deployed are also eligible.

Grant Levels

There are grant levels for all Minnesota military personnel who serve in a combat zone, for those wounded in a combat zone, and for families of those killed in combat. For those about to be deployed to a qualifying area, you may apply after 1 month of service in a combat zone when you have a copy of your LES showing Combat Pay.

Further Information

For further information, eligibility details, and grant application forms, visit the Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund website.