The Grant Process

The Grant Process

Organizations may apply for three different types of grants.

  1. Performance Grant: Is given to an organization providing direct assistance to a veteran for a specific need that is impacting the veteran’ s health and welfare. Grants are given only after one of our partner organizations has vetted the need.

 

How to qualify:

  • Submit a copy of their federal not-for-profit letter or equivalent.
  • Submit copies of most recent federal and state filings, i.e. Federal income tax, Illinois Atty. Gen.’s office and Secretary of State.
  • If the grant request is for a project i.e. home repair a project plan must be submitted. The plan must show how the project will improve the veteran’s quality of life and the necessity for the repairs.

 

  1. Veterans Assistance Grant: This is a grant given to provide direct assistance to a veteran through direct payments to veteran’s creditor i.e. utility company, landlord, etc. The grant is given only to one of our partner organizations, such as a Veterans Assistance Commission that has vetted the veteran’s need and attests to that need. Please note we do not accept referrals from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA must refer their clients seeking assistance to one of our partner organizations for referral. We provide no direct assistance to veterans all such assistance must go through one of our partner organizations.

 

How to Qualify:

  • Submit a copy of their federal not-for-profit letter or equivalent.
  • Submit copies of most recent federal and state filings, i.e. Federal income tax, Illinois Atty. Gen.’s office and Secretary of State.
  • The organization must have a plan for the veteran that includes a description of how the grant will put the veteran on the road to solvency. The plan must include financial counseling.
  • The partnering organization must have a means of follow-up to determine the success of the veteran’s financial plan. A case number must be assigned to the veteran so that there is a means of monitoring the success or failure of the financial plan. The foundation will keep no personal records of veterans provided assistance. Such will be kept by the partnering organization.

 

  1. Event Grant: This Grant is given to qualified organizations for the purpose of conducting a program directly related to providing education or assistance to the veteran community. These types of events may include but are not limited to a, Woman Veterans Wellness Day, a Veterans Standdown, Honor Flight, and educational programs and “retreats” that address veteran issues. This grant is given in partnership with the presenting organization.

 

How to Qualify:

  • Submit a copy of their federal not-for-profit letter or equivalent.
  • Submit copies of most recent federal and state filings, i.e. Federal income tax, Illinois Atty. Gen.’s office and Secretary of State.
  • The requesting organization must have a business plan/event plan including a budget, goals and objectives.
  • There must be a means of measuring the success or failure of the event.