This Campaign has been created by the State Defense Force Foundation (SDFF).

Who are we?

The State Defense Force Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is proud to announce our fundraising campaign dedicated to supporting the Tennessee State Guard in their commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of our great state. The Tennessee State Guard service members exemplify dedication and selflessness as unpaid volunteers committed to supporting their communities. Often facing the challenge of funding their own mission essential gear, equipment, and travel expenses, these individuals embody a spirit of civic duty by sacrificing personal resources to ensure the safety and well-being of their fellow citizens. The State Defense Force Foundation, will play a crucial role in alleviating the financial burdens placed on Tennessee State Guard service members. Committed to enhancing their preparedness, the foundation actively works to provide support and resources, aiming to ease the financial strain associated with acquiring mission essential gear, equipment, and covering travel expenses. Your support will ensure the TNSG will be better equipped to fulfill its vital role in safeguarding communities without placing undue financial strain on its dedicated volunteers.

Campaign Mission:

The State Defense Force Foundation is rallying together to raise funds for the Tennessee State Guard, assisting them in acquiring essential gear, training, equipment, and more. Our aim is to enhance their preparedness and responsiveness during critical state emergencies.

Who is the Tennessee State Guard? 

The Tennessee State Guard is a volunteer military organization that operates within the state of Tennessee, serving as a supplemental force to the Tennessee National Guard during times of emergency or disaster. Comprised of dedicated individuals who willingly contribute their time, expertise, and resources, the State Guard plays a crucial role in supporting civil authorities, providing humanitarian assistance, and enhancing community resilience. While not federally mobilized like the National Guard, the Tennessee State Guard remains an essential component of the state's overall emergency response capabilities, embodying the spirit of civic duty and readiness.

How Can You Help?

Join us in this noble cause! Your support is crucial to bolster the capabilities of our Tennessee State Guard. We invite you to donate via GiveSendGo or through our official website at . Every contribution, big or small, makes a significant impact on our state's preparedness. Our fundraising campaign kicks off today! Together, let's make a difference and strengthen the foundation of our state's defense.

Official Website:

Visit our website for more information about the State Defense Force Foundation, our mission, and ways to contribute.

Your Support Matters:

We believe in the power of community, and with your help, we can make a lasting difference. Share this post, spread the word, and let's stand united for the safety and resilience of Tennessee!

What are State Defense Forces?

State defense forces, or sometimes referred to as state guards, are military forces that exist at the state level in the United States. They are separate from the active-duty military and the National Guard, which can be federalized. State defense forces are organized and controlled by individual state governments and operate under state authority.

The primary purpose of state defense forces is to assist and augment the National Guard during emergencies, disasters, or other situations where additional military support is needed within the state. They can be activated by the governor to provide a range of support, including disaster response, humanitarian assistance, and security operations.

State defense forces are typically composed of volunteer personnel who may have military experience or specialized skills. While they are not part of the federal military establishment, they play a crucial role in supporting state and local authorities in times of need. It's important to note that the structure and functions of state defense forces can vary from state to state, as they are established and regulated by state laws.

State defense forces/state guards are authorized by federal law under Title 32, Section 109, of the United States Code and by their respective state laws.

 The State Defense Force foundation is a registered charitable organization in the state of Tennessee and is a recognized 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more info on contributions and deductions visit: