Veteran Community Fund
This Year's Grant Recipients
Elizabeth Dole Foundation
Founded by former United States Senator (and Salisbury, NC native) Elizabeth Dole, the Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill or injured veterans. Their focus is on veteran caregivers through programs at the local, state, and national levels. Although the Foundation is not North Carolina-specific in its programming, Senator Dole is strongly associated with military and veterans issues in the state and has solid bipartisan credibility with veterans.
Active Heroes provides programs that help heal Active Duty Military and Veterans on their 147-acre retreat. Some of those programs are physical activities that offer camaraderie, teamwork, health, and wellness such as disc golf, hiking, running, etc.
Lady Veterans Connect
Lady Veterans Connect is an organization created to provide high-quality, comprehensive services to assist female veterans in transitional support and prevent homelessness.
American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a platinum-rated, national nonprofit organization focused on helping returning veterans find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking, and online career advice. ACP focuses on helping transitioning veterans find meaningful employment opportunities and develop long-term careers. Partners include AIG, Amazon, AT&T, BlackRock, Bloomberg, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Deere, Disney, Endeavor, Fox, GM, Home Depot, International Paper, Johnson Controls, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, McKinsey, Morgan Stanley, News Corporation, Nike, Northrop Grumman, PepsiCo, PwC, Raytheon, Travelers, UBS, Unilever, UPS, USAA, Vanguard, Verizon, Visa, Wells Fargo, and Whirlpool. Major League Baseball is also an ACP Corporate Partner.
Forgotten Not Gone
Forgotten Not Gone is a 501(c)(3) Veteran for Purpose Organization that is dedicated to “stomping out veteran suicide!” Feeling alone, forgotten, and abandoned causes #TooDamnMany veterans to take their own lives daily in the United States. We proactively engage suicide prevention through emotional, physical, and spiritual health within a veteran peer support environment. #FNG inspires our military community who were not lost at war but forgotten at home to make a decision to live again.
Purple Heart Homes
Purple Heart Homes is based in Statesville, NC and has received tremendous accolades for their work in building and repairing homes for veterans. Founded in 2008, they have served over 1,400 veterans with housing-related challenges. Purple Heart Homes fills the gaps in housing through the Veterans’ Aging In Place and Veterans Home Opportunity Programs. From building a ramp for a Veteran of World War II to providing homeownership opportunities to younger Veterans, their programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of the Veteran population. They have chapters in eight states, with two chapters in North Carolina (Raleigh & Greensboro areas).