Act 194 0f 2012 implemented the Veterans' Trust Fund. The Veterans' Trust Fund is a special, non-lapsing state fund that can pursue multi-year innovative programs for our veterans. The Trust Fund is funded from various sources including:
- A transfer of $1.7 million to fund veterans' services and veterans' outreach services upon the sale of surplus real property.
- Voluntary $3 check-offs from purchases of drivers' licenses and vehicle registrations.
- The proceeds from a new special "Honoring our Veterans" license plate.
- Other donations, contributions and possible future appropriations.
The Veterans' Trust Fund is a state fund under the jurisdiction of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. It is important to contrast this official fund from the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, which is a private, non-profit, IRS-recognized charitable organization.