The VeteransAid Foundation will award grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide direct service to veterans and their families who are facing barriers in their transition to civilian life. Eligible services include (but are not limited to) mental health counseling, medical treatment & physical rehabilitation, housing and support services, job training and education, benefits counseling, financial counseling and education, capacity building, and homeless prevention.
Grant limits will depend on availability of funds and will be published in Requests for Proposals. Initial grants will be for one year with multi-year grants available in future years, dependent on outcomes and need.
Applicants will be required to demonstrate:
- IRS 501(c)(3) status and Form 990 filings for a minimum of three years
- Delivery of services to veterans for a minimum of three years
- Ability to administer federal and/or corporate grants with respect to compliance, fiscal responsibility, and reporting requirements
- History of successful outcomes – meeting or exceeding program goals, acceptable program evaluation methods
- Administrative oversight costs not to exceed 20%
Grants will be evaluated on a point system based on:
- Demonstrated need in the community
- Efficacy of services to be provided
- Measurable objectives
- Proven ability to perform services outlined in the proposal
- Organizational capacity to manage grant funds
- Collaborative capacity