89 cents of every dollar goes directly to 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.Donate Now
Via DFAS allotment
Active duty and retired Soldiers can donate by payroll allotment, as approved by Defense Finance and Accounting Service.Start Allotment
Did you know donations to AER are tax deductible?
Army Emergency Relief is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
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
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.Contact Us
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).Learn more
Donation of securities
Donating securities is easy and secure. Click through to learn more.Learn more
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).Learn more
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.Contact Us
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.