WASHINGTON, DC – April 13, 2017 – The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) (www.dvnf.org) is announcing that it will grant $436,000 in funding to 28 organizations through its Capacity Building Grants program.

The Capacity Building Grants are DVNF’s way of touching the lives of veterans through organizational partners throughout the country. Each of these groups makes a difference in the lives of veterans in their respective communities in their own unique ways. 

Grant recipient organizations all work to support the mental and physical wellness of veterans, but they do so in very different ways. Whether through addressing the needs of homeless veterans, training service dogs, providing outdoor recreational therapy, or anything in between, these organizations were selected because of the outstanding work they do.

“DVNF is pleased to offer its financial and organizational support to help these groups expand or improve their services to veterans,” said DVNF CEO Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj. Ret.). “We know that each veteran responds to mental and physical challenges differently, and this program is our way reaching out to support those specific initiatives that address those challenges.”

These funds will be given as part of DVNF spring grant cycle, its first session of the year. The organization expects to give around $1 million in 2016 for the Capacity Building Grant program.

For more, visit www.dvnf.org.

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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.