The DAV Charitable Service Trust will be accepting applications post-marked July
1, 2013 or later for the cycle ending July 20, 2013. To ensure your organization
meets all of the required criteria, please refer to the guidelines prior to submission.
Applications must include all supportive documentation for consideration of the
funding request. All pending applicants will receive notification of the Board’s
decision once the application has been reviewed.
Any applications received prior to July 1, 2013 will be discarded.
We appreciated your continued patience and understanding.
Organized in 1986, the Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organization incorporated
in the District of Columbia. It is exempt from tax under Title 26, U.S.C., Section
The Trust is dedicated to one, single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality
lives with respect and dignity. Our mission of service is accomplished by:
- making sure sick and injured veterans have transportation to VA medical facilities
- providing food and shelter and medical aid to homeless and needy veterans;
- meeting the special needs of veterans faced with profound injuries including paralysis,
amputation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and brain injuries;
- supporting physical and psychological rehabilitation projects aimed at some of America’s
most severely injured veterans; and
- bringing hope to the forgotten and suffering families of veterans.
The Trust is a grantmaker. The first grant was awarded in 1988. Since that time,
nearly $71 million has been expended in service to our country’s heroes and their
dependents. Grantmaking is targeted to not-for-profit entities located in the United
States of America. The Trust does not make grants to organi-zations or for projects
outside of the United States.
Priority is given to long-term service projects providing direct assistance to sick
and injured veterans and their families. Grants are generally not awarded to:
- Goodwill advertising, souvenir journals or dinner programs
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Endowments or capital campaigns
The DAV Charitable Service Trust awards grants based upon the attached guidelines.
The board of directors makes funding decisions.
Each year brings dramatic new changes in the lives of veterans that present greater
challenges to our mission of service to veterans and their families. The Trust will
continue to do all it can to meet the real needs of sick and injured veterans.
We appreciate your interest in the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service
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