90 cents of every dollar goes directly to Soldiers and their families

Two Ways to Donate:

Donate online

The fastest way to support Soldiers and their families.

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Donate via allotment

Active duty and retired Soldiers may elect to contribute by allotment. This options gives Army Emergency Relief permission to start a contribution allotment from your monthly pay, as approved by Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS).

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Why Donate?

As the Army’s own nonprofit financial assistance organization, AER provides the most direct path to supporting Soldiers and their families. AER has provided $2 billion to nearly four million Soldiers since 1942. 

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 their 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 may be tax deductible. Talk to your accountant for more information. (FEIN 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 (CFC)?

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

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