A Nonprofit Organization
The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust is a tax-exempt organization, and all contributions made to it are tax deductible.

The DAV Charitable Service Trust is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. It is exempt from tax under Title 26 U.S.C., Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Trust are deductible pursuant to Title 26 U.S.C., Section 170(c).

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About Us

The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs that provide direct service to ill, injured, or wounded veterans.

The Trust accepts gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, employee matching gift programs, and similar special giving arrangements, and provides a variety of direct services for America’s sick and injured veterans.

In an effort to make a positive difference in the lives of ill, injured, and wounded veterans and their families, the Trust supports:
  • Programs ensuring quality health care for veterans,
  • Assistance to veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), substance abuse issues, and more
  • Programs enhancing research and mobility for veterans with amputations, spinal cord injuries, and more
  • Initiatives for evaluating and addressing the needs of veterans from each era of conflict
Applicants are considered on an annual basis. Previous applicants must wait at least 12 months from the date in which they received notification of the Board's decision to reapply for funds from the Trust. All applications, new or returning, must submit an application for consideration. All applicants are notified when a decision is made.

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