Get The Help You Deserve For Immediate Needs, Immediately.



Apply for Red Circle Foundation Emergency Gap Funding.

 Our Emergency Gap Funding program covers the expenses a U.S. Military Special Operator or their families face for 90 dates immediately following an incident.

Qualified expenses include memorial expenses, emergency travel and household expenses.

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Determine Eligibility

You must be a former current U.S. Military Special Operations Professional, parent, spouse or child of the community. We define a Special Operations Professional as someone who has completed the following Special Operations selection courses:

  • CCT
  • ParaRescue
  • Combat WX
  • BUD/S
  • SWCC
  • BRC
  • Ranger (Scrolled Units)
  • Q Course
  • Delta

Apply In Minutes

Complete our Emergency Gap Funding Application to determine if you qualify for one of our assistance grants. You will be contacted after we review your application to discuss next steps. Please note that your application must be completed in its entirety to be considered.

Provide Documentation

We need ONE of the following documents listed here as verification:

  • Enlisted Record Brief
  • Officer Record Brief
  • Human Resources Record from the Special Operations Professional’s current office of assignment.
  • Verification of Military Service (DOD Form DD214)
  • Notification of Personnel Action (DOD form SF50)
  • Proper Documentation (current bills) supporting your scope of needs.
  • Proof of financial strain or hardship.
  • Household financial Net Worth of $500,000 or less.
  • Or, a signed statement of truth.

If you need a copy of a DD214 or service record, follow the link below to complete the online form or a by mail application. These documents are free to obtain for service members and their family.

Approval In 48 Hours Or Less

Emailed applications should expect to receive a decision within 48 hours or less. 

 Please note that money is never guaranteed and all monies are sent directly to the creditor.

Once your application for Emergency Gap Funding is approved, your request will be processed according to predetermined categories of assistance and the needs expressed in your application. All awards are contingent upon the funding available to Red Circle Foundation. Our goal is to have qualifying funds dispersed within 48 hours of application approval.

 If you are approved for a grant that does not need to be repaid, you will be notified via phone or email. If you are approved for a “Promise to Pay” 0% interest loan, you will be notified via phone or email and you will be asked to sign a Promissory Note before funds can be dispersed.


Their Legacy Lives On.
So Can Their Passion.

Fostering the Special Operations parent within.
Our Scholarship Programs support the children of former and current 
U.S. Military Special Operators in the fulfillment of their
educational and extracurricular endeavors.

John M. Zinn Enrichment Scholarship

The John M. Zinn Enrichment Scholarship is designed to send the children (deployed, former and fallen) of Special Operations Professionals, ages 8 to 18, to camps, clinics, or enrichment programs which will give their children an opportunity to learn about a “Passion” of their Special Operations parent’s. 

Now is the chance to learn something the Special Operations parent would have taught you. It could be anything from swimming, skydiving, boating, camping or skiing.

John M. Zinn Academic Scholarship

The John M. Zinn Academic Scholarship was developed to support the children of former or current U.S. Military Special Operations Professionals in the fulfillment of their educational endeavors. These scholarships are intended to remove economic barriers for students who demonstrate financial need, by providing financial assistance and support for students from elementary through graduate school.

Scholarships will be awarded to offset student costs, including, but not limited to tuition, institutional fees, books and other education-related costs, and living expenses.

John M. Zinn

Determination. Passion. Leadership. Courage.

Born in Newport Beach, California, John was an avid swimmer, water polo player, surfer and life guard. John’s inherent love of water eventually carved his path to become a Navy SEAL. He served his country for six years before an honorable discharge in March 2001. That same month, John set off on a new adventure and married his love, Jacqueline Manley. Six months after his discharge from the Navy, John was called back to service following 9/11. He served as an independent contractor supporting the government’s initiatives over-seas.

In 2004, John along with two buddies, spun up Indigen Armor Corp. to produce armored vehicles that blended into the environments in which they operated.

In 2009, ten months before John passed away, he sold equity stake in the company to an investment banking firm. His concepts are deployed throughout the world protecting American lives. At 33, John left behind a legacy. His passion, determination, courage and leadership allowed him to accomplish his dreams.

John’s spirit will live on through his life’s work as well as through his family, friends and three awesome children, Cameron, Riley and Matthew. he was one-of-a-kind.