Your donations go directly to programs that support Soldiers and Army Families

Two Ways to Contribute:


The fastest way to support Soldiers and Army Families. Make a one-time or monthly recurring donation with a credit card, eCheck or PayPal.

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Active duty and retired Soldiers can donate by payroll allotment, as approved by Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

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Did you know donations to AER are tax deductible?

Army Emergency Relief is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

U.S. Army Sgt. Ronzell Bluefort, assigned to the 538 Forward Support Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment, 41st Field Artillery Brigade, refuels M977 cargo truck during Combined Resolve 24-01 at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany Oct. 20, 2023. Combined Resolve 24-01 is a U.S. Army Europe and Africa exercise training the 41st Field Artillery Brigade and NATO allies and partners, providing training in support of NATO deterrence initiatives. Nearly 4,000 Soldiers from 14 nations are participating in Combined Resolve 24-01. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. William Kuang)

Why Donate?

As the Army’s only nonprofit financial assistance organization, AER provides the most direct path to supporting Soldiers and Army Families. Based 100 percent on the generous donations from Soldiers and American citizens, AER has provided $2 billion in assistance to nearly 4 million members of the Army team since 1942, including $1 billion since 9/11.

I would recommend AER to the Soldiers because I used it once. I was a young staff sergeant, and had an unforeseen circumstance come up. I got a small AER loan or repaid it and it was really a great process to me. I donate every year to AER. I believe in it: Soldiers Helping Soldiers.

Other Ways to Support Soldiers

Corporate giving

AER provides a unique opportunity for businesses to support America’s Army. Because AER is the Army’s own nonprofit organization, corporate support goes directly to Soldiers and Army Families. Contact us to learn more.

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Planned giving

Planned giving with a will or trust secures support for AER and establishes an enduring legacy for the benefactor. (You will be redirected to an external website).

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Donation of securities

Donating securities is easy and secure. Click through to learn more. 

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Donor-advised fund

Donor-advised funds provide donors with an opportunity to make tax-deductible contributions to the fund while advising what charities the fund should support. Click through to learn more about donor-advised funds and how to add AER to your fund’s list of designated charities. (You will be redirected to an external website).

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Peer-to-peer campaigns

Set up your own campaign event benefiting AER. Tell us more about a campaign you’d like to run and we’ll help make it happen. Click the link below to send us an email with your idea.

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Donations in honor or memoriam

Follow our online electronic donation process or mail us a check. We will send thank you notes to the donor(s), notification to the donation recipient and share the name of donor(s) with the memorial service.

  • Name and address of donor(s)
  • Name and relationship of person(s) being honored or memorialized
  • Name and address of person(s) to receive notification of donation

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my donation tax deductible?

    AER is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, which means your donation is tax deductible. Talk to your accountant for more information.

    AER’S Federal Employer Identification Number is 53-0196552.

  • Does AER receive federal funding?

    No. AER is a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization and does not receive federal funding.

  • Does AER participate in the Combined Federal Campaign?

    No. The Army hosts an annual AER fundraising campaign each year.

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