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Grants to USA Nonprofits for Mental and
Physical Recovery Programs for Veterans

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Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)

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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA nonprofit veteran service organizations for programs that support veterans, including veterans with disabilities. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent before applying. Funding may be used for unique programs that provide physical and mental recovery services. Examples of eligible projects include art therapy, recreational therapy, equine therapy, service dogs, and yoga.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151157

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount an organization can apply for is $25,000. The amount of financial assistance provided to a veteran’s service provider shall be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Veteran Service Providers may apply for this grant. Veteran Service Provider means: an authorized agency that has obtained 501(c)3 or 501(c)4 status from the IRS. This organization must provide direct physical or mental health services to veterans.

Grant requests for overhead costs, salaries, and/or general support only, are not eligible under this program.

Pre-Application Information:

DVNF has two open sessions a year in which they process grants. Organizations may submit their application during these open grant sessions.

Summer 2019 Grant Session:
- Letter of Intent (LOI) Start: May 1, 2019
- LOI Close: May 31, 2019
- LOI Status notified: June 7th, 2019
- Applications close: July 1, 2019
- Application Status Notification: August 15, 2019

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

New Organization Registration:

For additional information or questions regarding DVNF grants, email us at

Disabled Veterans National Foundation
4601 Forbes Blvd., Suite #130
Lanham, MD 20706
Phone: (202) 737-0522

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