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Hope for the Holidays

Caregivers – you’ve stood by your service members and veterans. It’s our turn to stand with you.

We know 2020 has been a challenging year for so many. In the midst of COVID-19, caregiving has never been this hard. That’s why we’re thrilled to partner with the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation to support military and veteran caregivers with financial assistance.  

With the holiday season just around the corner, we are eager to help you with financial support through this challenging time.


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Financial Relief for Military and Veteran Caregiver Families

Hope for the Holidays provides financial assistance to military and veteran caregivers—just in time for the holidays. The fund has been established to offer financial relief in the midst of a challenging year. Are you a military or veteran caregiver who has experienced increased need or loss of income this year? We invite you to apply by December 11, 2020.

All applicants will also be invited to join our peer support network, Hidden Heroes Caregiver Community, and offered access to our financial planning support program.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. You must provide care to a wounded, ill, or injured veteran or service member (and submit proof of service).
  2. You must have a demonstrated financial need.
  3. Submit an application by December 11, 2020, and your application will be reviewed during our first review window. All who submit an application by the December 11 deadline will be notified via email on December 18, and if selected, receive funds the week of December 21.
  4. Funds are limited and will be distributed to military caregivers who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Frequently Asked Questions

With the generous support from the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, military and veteran caregivers will be eligible to receive $500 or more to help you and your family during this challenging time. The first round of applications will be reviewed after the December 11 deadline, and awards will be given to those who have illustrated the following criteria: impact of COVID-19, demonstrated financial need, and who meet additional eligibility criteria as determined by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.

The funds will be distributed via gift cards. In the application, we ask you to choose to receive an electronic gift card or a physical gift card that is sent to your mailing address. When making your decision, please remember electronic gift cards are generally for use online, and physical gift cards are easiest to use in stores. If you select the electronic gift card option, you will receive a digital card within 2 days of being notified of the award. If you select a physical card, you will receive a card within 2-3 weeks of notification. We encourage you to select the electronic gift card option so you can receive the funds faster.

In order to apply for the Hope for the Holidays program, you need a completed application and a document with you or your veterans name on it that comes from the Department of Defense or the Department of Veterans Affairs. This could be a DD-214, a PCAFC award letter, a Benefits Determination Letter, a photo of the VA ID card, photo of military ID, etc.

  1. Apply online here.
  2. If you do not have an account with Survey Monkey Apply, click the “Register” button located in the top right-hand corner. If you already have an account, you can log into your account.
  3. Select the “Hope for the Holidays” button and begin application.
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A Message of Hope from the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation

Bob Hope dedicated his life to bringing joy and optimism to our troops and all who serve. His unwavering commitment to the morale of America’s servicemen and women lives on through The Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, which brings HOPE to those in need and to those who served to protect our nation. This holiday season, together with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, they are spreading joy to military and veteran caregivers and their families and providing financial relief during a year that has been extremely difficult on the community.

Additional Information

Questions? Email [email protected].