The Charitable Children's Fund of America, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public benefit organization, Fed. Tax ID# 57-1197371.
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Support Resources ~ Higher Educational Assistance
The Children's Fund of America provides education and welfare relief to American children enduring long-term sufferings due to a tragedy of national significance. Among its programs are the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, founded to help the children whose parents were brutally murdered during the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and America's Child founded to help the children whose parents sacrificed their lives fighting the War on Terrorism.
Higher Educational Assistance Program
The Children's Fund of America provides education and welfare relief to American children enduring long-term sufferings due to a tragedy of national significance including catastrophic disasters and acts of terrorism. Among its programs are the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, founded to help the children whose parents were brutally murdered during the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and America's Child founded to help the children whose parents sacrificed their lives fighting the War on Terrorism.
Via individual Sec. 529 Education Saving Accounts funded in the names of the child beneficiaries, The Children's Fund of America helps provide tuition assistance, books, supplies and other higher educational expenses to enrolled students at accredited two- and four-year colleges, universities and recognized trade schools.
Who is eligible?
Eligible participants are natural born and legally adopted children of legal US citizens who are financially needy children under the age of 18 or age 22 if enrolled in accredited institutions of higher learning, who have lost one or both parents in (a) the terrorist attacks on 9/11 or (b) patriotic service to their country fighting our nation's war against terrorism.
How is "needy" defined?
In general terms, financial need is based on an individual's ability to pay compared to the cost of the accredited institution. The amount of money available to any child for educational assistance will depend on the size of the Fund, the number of eligible participants, and the financial need of applicants.
What is the application process?
How will the Educational Assistance be received?
- Register the child with The Children's Fund of America by completing the online Child Registry, or telephone us at (661) 633-9076.
- Provide The Children's Fund of America with the following verification documents:
- The child's Social Security Number
- A copy of the child's birth certificate
- A copy of the parent's death certificate
- A marriage license. If not available, please provide a notarized letter of reference from a disinterested party (clergy, school principal, social worker, employer, etc) that proves you are the guardian of the child.
- A good-faith statement of need.
Registered and verified children are named beneficiaries of individual Section 529 tax-deferred higher educational savings accounts, with The Children's Fund of America as the trustee. When the child begins attending college, they will need to verify "need" by completing a form provided by The Children's Fund of America , with documentation that may include tax returns and statements of net worth. Funds will be released to the institution of higher education eligible under the Section 529 account rules. These funds may be used for those college expenses allowed by the Section 529 account rules (tuition, books, supplies, lab-fees, and other legitimate higher educational expenses). When the funds have been exhausted, The Children's Fund of America may choose to add additional funds based upon their availability or terminate educational benefits. Funds not expended will be returned to The Children's Fund of America to be redistributed among the remaining children. In the event that a child does not satisfy the qualification of need, or does not request funds by age 21, the funds will revert back to The Children's Fund of America to be redistributed into other educational accounts or medical or mental healthcare benefits.
What if I have questions?
Please telephone (661) 633-9076 or email info@ChildrensFundOfAmerica.org.
| If you know of any surviving children of our military heroes who have given their lives in patriotic service to their country fighting our nation's war against terrorism, or if you know of a child who lost a parent on September 11, 2001,
please register with the Children's Fund of America.
This will help us identify and qualify those who are in most need of our help -- now and in the future.
The Children's Fund of America provides higher educational assistance, as well as
physical and mental health care assistance to the children who lost parents on 9/11, or who's military parent gave their life to protect us from the horrors they faced on a daiy basis.
Higher Education Assistance
Physical Healthcare Assistance
Mental Healthcare Assistance