Disabled Veterans National Foundation Announces 13 New Grant Recipients

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In this session of grant funding, the organization gave almost a quarter-million dollars to 13 unique organizations.

A map showing the locations of where DVNF’s Organizational Grants have gone over the past few years.

A map showing the locations of where DVNF’s Organizational Grants have gone over the past few years.

“It is our hope that this funding will not only help each organization be successful in their collective missions, but that it will also change the lives of veterans in the process.” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.)

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 13 new grants to veterans organizations throughout the country.

As a national nonprofit foundation, one of DVNF's primary goals is to help like-minded organizations to secure adequate financial support for their unique programs that strengthen and assist veterans in need. DVNF strives to equip those nonprofits with the service delivery tools needed to help veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life.

In total for this session of grant approvals, nearly a quarter-million dollars in funding went to support these programs. Some examples of the types of support these programs provide to veterans include transitional housing, alternative therapy, service dogs, and recreational therapy.

Below is a list of the organizations selected for grants in this session:

  •     Continuing Development Services Monarch – Webster, New York
  •     New England Center for Homeless Veterans – Boston, Massachusetts
  •     Kentucky Center for Arts in Healing – Louisville, Kentucky
  •     America’s VetDogs (Veterans K-9 Corps) – Smithtown, New York
  •     National Alliance on Mental Illness CT – Hartford, Connecticut
  •     Warrior At Ease (WAE) – Silver Spring, Maryland
  •     Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injury – Louisville, Colorado
  •     Saving Grace K9’s – Lexington, North Carolina
  •     Honoring Our Veterans – Moran, Wyoming
  •     Outward Bound USA – Brooklyn, New York
  •     Salute Military Golf Association – Silver Spring, Maryland
  •     Fairways for Warriors – Orlando, Florida
  •     Veterans Community Network – Harleysville, Pennsylvania

“We want to congratulate each one of these organizations on being chosen for funding in this highly selective process,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “It is our hope that this funding will not only help each organization be successful in their collective missions, but that it will also change the lives of veterans in the process.”

More information about each organization can be found here.

About DVNF:
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:

  •     Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  •     Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  •     Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  •     Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

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