Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 11, 2014
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (http://www.dvnf.org), a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, announces that 10 like-minded veterans organizations have been approved for grants under DVNF’s Organizational Grants program.
DVNF evaluates and approves grants to other organizations twice each year in its two open application sessions. In the first round, 10 organizations were approved based on what DVNF felt best matched the particular needs of veterans, as well as those the organization assumed would make the most profound impact.
Among the groups approved were organizations like Linden Resources, a D.C.-area group that offers employment training to individuals with disabilities. Linden offers a specialized program for disabled veterans called Vets Ready2Work (VR2W), which specifically addresses the mounting problem of veteran unemployment within the local community.
Others included USA Cares, a Kentucky-based nonprofit which provides financial and advocacy assistance to post-9/11 active duty U.S. military service personnel, veterans and their families.
DVNF also approved Honoring Our Troops, an organization that gives legal support to veterans, and approved another grant for the Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down in the Sacramento region of California.
“This round of grants is a great indicator of the different ways DVNF seeks to expand its reach to veterans, and an example of the ‘New DVNF,’” said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “We are pleased to be a part of the unique and necessary programs and services that these other organizations offer, and we are proud to call them partners.”
More information on the other organizations approved for the grants can be found on the DVNF blog. As the grantees implement the funding into their programs, DVNF will add more updates.
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
We achieve this mission by:
- Providing personalized counseling to assist veterans in navigating the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service.
- Offering direct financial support to veterans and other veteran organizations to address the issues that align with the DVNF mission.
- Providing supplemental assistance through the Health & Comfort program and Empowerment Webinars.
- Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community.
For more, go to http://www.dvnf.org.