Disabled Veterans National Foundation Announces New Grant Recipients for Fall 2015 Session

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The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (http://www.dvnf.org) announced today that it has selected 20 organizations to receive grant funding that will enhance their current programs or to launch new initiatives that will expand services for disabled and at-risk veterans.

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“Each organization we fund is chosen because of the positive impact they make on the lives of veterans,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.)

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (http://www.dvnf.org) announced today that it has selected 20 organizations to receive grant funding that will enhance their current programs or to launch new initiatives that will expand services for disabled and at-risk veterans.

The total funding given to the organizations in this round of grants was nearly $420,000. DVNF’s last round of grants were given to 13 organizations for nearly a quarter-million dollars.

DVNF is a national nonprofit veteran service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans. The grants were awarded as part of DVNF’s Organizational Grant program, in which organizations apply for funding for services they provide to veterans who are facing physical or mental disability, financial hardship, or other challenges. Grants are awarded on a very competitive basis after careful evaluation of an organization’s application as well as a site visit by DVNF program staff.

“Each organization we fund is chosen because of the positive impact they make on the lives of veterans,” said DVNF CEO, Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.). “Each dollar they receive is given with utmost faith and confidence that they will make a veteran’s life easier, and will help them overcome the many hurdles they face after the military.

The following list of organizations were funded by DVNF:

  •     Soldier's Heart, Inc
  •     Warriors' Best Friend Foundation
  •     Home for Heroes, Inc.
  •     Blue Star Ranch, Serving Our Nations' Veterans
  •     Butterfly Circle of Friends/Vets Chat, Inc.
  •     Silver Lining Villages, Inc.
  •     Adult Care Services
  •     Hearts for Heroes US Corp
  •     Hearts & Hooves
  •     Hospitalized Veterans' Writing Project
  •     The Won Center for East West Medicine at Hahnemann University
  •     Operation Military Embrace
  •     Yuba Sutter Veterans Stand Down
  •     Join-Up International
  •     Boise Rescue Mission Ministries
  •     Rush University Medical Center
  •     Human Engineering Research Laboratory
  •     New England Center for Homeless Veterans
  •     Veteran K-9 Corps (America’s VetDogs)
  •     USA Cares

Each organization was honored and recognized at a luncheon in Washington, DC, hosted by DVNF on September 16th. More information about each grant will follow on the DVNF blog.

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:

  •     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.
  •     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.
  •     Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community, and educating the public accordingly.

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