Grant funding is available for nonprofit military and veterans organizations. A grant is a funding mechanism that does not have to be paid back. It is awarded based upon your program, the history of the program and the need within the community. There are many foundations across the country that give these grants.
Ashner Family Evergreen Foundation
The Ashner Family Evergreen Foundation provides grant funding to programs serving the military community. Grant awards in 2009 ranged from $1,000 to more than $600,000. To apply, begin by sending an email to the foundation. They do not have a website and prefer all initial correspondence to be through email. Ashner Family Evergreen Foundation 2 Jericho Plz., Wing A, Ste. 111 Jericho, NY 11753-1681 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisher House Foundation Inc.
The Fisher House Foundation Inc. provides scholarships for the family members of military members. They also provide funding for programs serving the financial and emotional needs of these families. Grants in 2009 ranged from $5,000 to $100,000. Fisher House Foundation Inc. 111 Rockville Pike, Ste. 420 Rockville, MD 20850-5168 (301) 294-8560 http://www.fisherhouse.org
Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities Inc.
The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities awards grants for programs serving veterans and military families. To apply, send a letter describing the program. Grants in 2009 ranged from $10,000 to $200,000. Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities Inc. P.O. Box 4019 Wilmington, DE 19807-0019 (302) 655-4440 http://www.rfca.org
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation awards grants of $2,000 to the family of wounded military personnel to help cover expenses related to the injury. They also provide scholarships for people serving in the military. Special Operations Warrior Foundation 4409 El Prado Blvd. Tampa, FL 33629-8301 (813) 805-9400 http://www.specialops.org
Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund Inc.
The Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund provides funding to programs that help raise the quality of life for veterans and their families. To apply for funding, send a letter describing the program and the need. In 2009 grant awards were up to $10,000. Vietnam Veterans Assistance Fund Inc. 8605 Cameron St., Ste. 400 Silver Spring, MD 20910-3718 http://www.vvafund.org
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