Grants for veteran organizations

1,152 military and veterans organizations received at least $9.5 million in grants for the most recent fiscal year. This includes 1,557 grants made from 1,171 grantmaking organizations, with a median grant amount of $900. Of these 1,171 foundations, 86% made just a single grant to vertan orgs, and 2% made grants to four or more vertan orgs. This analysis is based on grantmakers that e-file their Form 990s, and likely is an undercount of grants.
$9,470,667
Total grant dollars given to veteran organizations
1,557
Number of grants made annually to veteran organizations
1,171
Number of grantmakers funding veteran organizations
$900
Median grant size to veteran organizations

Foundations that support military and veterans organizations

Out of all grants made to veteran organizations, 86% came from small foundations with less than $10 million in assets. The top 10 grantmakers accounted for 77% of the dollar-value of grants to vertan orgs. Foundations funding vertan orgs also made grants to homeless shelters, food banks, specialty hospitals, animal shelters, and international humanitarian organizations.

Foundation size

Foundation sizeNumber of grantmakers
Small
 
1,006
Medium
 
90
Large
 
73
Small foundations have <$10M in assets. Medium foundations have $10M to $50M in assets. Large foundations have >$50M in assets.

Foundation type

Foundation typeNumber of grantmakers
Community
 
29
Private
 
969
Corporate
 
69
Other
 
104

Grants made

Grants made to vertan orgsNumber of grantmakers
1
 
1,008
2-3
 
132
4-10
 
23
11+
 
8

Top 10 foundations supporting military and veterans organizations

GrantmakerStateGeographic focusPercent of grant dollars to vertan orgsNumber of grants made to vertan orgsMedian grant size
Abbvie FoundationILNational0.1%26$131
Chubb Charitable FoundationPANational0.0%24$50
Texas VFW - Vfw-TexTXState24.6%18$2,532
Baird FoundationWINational0.1%14$50
Synchrony FoundationCTNational0.1%13$200
Shell Oil Company FoundationTXNational0.1%12$810
Carmax FoundationVANational0.1%12$500
Westrock FoundationGANational0.0%11$34
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT)TNMetro0.0%10$717
JP Morgan Chase FoundationNYNational0.0%10$350

Military and veterans organizations grantees

Veteran organizations with more than $5 million in total revenues received 54% of all grant dollars. These larger organizations accounted for 60% of all vertan orgs.

Grant amounts

Size of grantNumber of grants
<$10k
 
1,555
$10k-$25k
 
0
$25k-$100k
 
0
$100k+
 
2

Grant amount by grantee size

Grantee annual revenueMedian grant size
<$100k
 
$1,400
$100k-$500k
 
$1,000
$500k-$1M
 
$2,000
$1M-$5M
 
$1,100
>$5M
 
$500

Grantee states

State of granteeNumber of grants
Florida
 
582
California
 
117
District of Columbia
 
107
Texas
 
83
Other
 
668

Grantee metros

Metro area of granteeNumber of grants
Jacksonville, FL
 
526
Washington DC
 
180
Santa Rosa
 
59
New York City
 
44
Other
 
633

Top 25 grants made to veteran organizations

GranteeGrant sizePurposeGrantmaker
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)$4,101,800National Service ProgramsDisabled American Veterans - 107 Aliquippa
Veterans Ambulatory Center Development Corporation$3,016,386Unrestricted for OperationsDorothy B Davis Foundation
Veterans Expeditions$5,000Program SupportVeterans Passport To Hope
Vail Veterans Foundation$5,000Program SupportVeterans Passport To Hope
MT Carmel Veterans Service Center$5,000Program SupportVeterans Passport To Hope
VFW Department of Washington - 9430 Skyway$5,000Veterans Service ActivitiesVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
Kansas City Warriors Ice Hockey Program$5,000Veterans Service ActivitiesVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
National Association of Minority Veterans of America$5,000To Provide Grant for Operating SupportThe Kahlert Foundation
Veterans Bridge Home$5,000Program AssistanceAlbemarle Foundation
Ohio Honor Project$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
American Veterans Appreciation Events$5,000Social ServicesThe Columbus Foundation
Central Oregon Veterans and Community Outreach$5,000Contribution for Charitable EffortsHomes for Heroes Foundation
Grand Strand Chapter MOAA$5,000Contribution for Charitable EffortsHomes for Heroes Foundation
Central Oregon Veterans and Community Outreach$5,000General PurposeJames H Stanard Foundation
Wounded Warrior Project$5,000General Donation To Support Organization Or ProgramThe Colorado Health Foundation
Dogs For Our Brave$5,000Veterans ProgramThe Dr Martin L Stone Charitable Foundation
David Ketchum American Legion Post #115$5,000Social ServicesJ.A. Wedum Foundation
Veterans Yoga Project$5,000General Operating SupportJ M Kaplan Fund
Haven for Heroes$5,000General SupportAdvisors Charitable Gift Fund
Paralyzed Veterans of America - Cal-Diego$5,000General Operating SupportThe Community Foundation
Hire Heroes USA$5,000General SupportCompTIA
Wounded Warrior Project$5,000General SupportCompTIA
America's Vetdogs the Veterans K-9 Corps$5,000General Operating SupportVirginia B Toulmin Charitable Foundation Charitable Foundation III
Wounded Warrior Project$5,000GeneralMudra Foundation Eames Ogle and Carder Trustees
Iwo Jima Association of America$5,000Charitable ContributionNys Troopers Pba Signal 30 Fund
Methodology: To determine grants and grantees, Cause IQ analyzes electronically-filed Form 990, Form 990-EZ, and Form 990-PF financial disclosure documents, matching grantees to specific organizations using EINs and fuzzy matching logic. The "Veteran organizations" category for this page is determined by the "W30: Military, Veterans Organizations" National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code. Cause IQ determines NTEEs for organizations by its own internally-developed secret-sauce algorithms.