Aug. 11, 2016
Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. gives grants to organizations in the U.S. that help homeless veterans. Grant applications are accepted throughout the year, and applicants can expect a decision within 8-12 weeks. Applications can be found online. For more information, visit http://www.avva.org/homeless.html.
The Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust supplies grants quarterly to tax-exempt organizations engaged in service to American veterans and their families. They fund, in particular, transport to VA facilities, food and shelter to homeless veterans, special medical needs of veterans, and physical and psychological rehabilitation projects for severely injured veterans. Check the Trust’s website for the next application period: http://cst.dav.org/Grants/Default.aspx.
The Barbara & Stephen Miller Foundation is open to developing partnerships with grassroots organizations to assist the Foundation in its goal of distributing micro-grants to individuals with one-time financial barriers that stand between them and secure, stable jobs or affordable housing. Your role as a partner organization would be to identify individuals or families in need of this support. Interested organizations should go to http://thebsmfoundation.org/wordpress/programs/partner-criteria/.
The Georgia-Pacific Foundation makes grants supporting, among other issues, affordable housing, education, and employment in 28 U.S. states where the company does business. The application process is online on a rolling basis. 501(c)(3)’s and tax-exempt public service agencies are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://www.gp.com/Company/Community/Foundation.
The Hearst Foundations provide grants for well-established nonprofit organizations that foster solutions to social and
economic problems, among which they include housing and homelessness. Organizations nationwide, which are 501(c)(3) and that have operating budgets exceeding $1 million, are
encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://www.hearstfdn.org/funding-priorities/.
The Hershey Company is dedicated to supporting the communities where its employees live and work. Monetary and product donations are made to a variety of organizations across the globe, with a particular focus on providing basic nutrition to children to help them learn and grow. Other focuses include education, health and human services, and community initiatives. Applications are accepted year-round online at https://www.thehersheycompany.com/en_us/responsibility.html.
The Mercy Foundation’s “Grants to End Homelessness” program releases priority areas within this category for applications in the fall. Watch the Foundation’s grant page for this year’s priorities and deadlines at