Capacity Building Grants

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant program provides grants to like-minded organizations who provide support to veterans and disabled veterans alike. The Capacity Building Grants provide support to our nation’s veterans. There’s no one-size-fits-all protocol for how a veteran overcomes the mental impacts of war, and outside of the initial recovery from physical wounds, it’s often up to the veteran to navigate his or her own way back to a normal life. These grants are awarded to organizations around the country who are addressing the mental and physical recovery of veterans. Service dogs, equine therapy, yoga, art therapy, and recreational therapy are just a few of the innovative programs that DVNF supports. DVNF has two open sessions a year in which they process grants. Organizations may submit their application during these open grant sessions.



*The maximum amount an organization can apply for is $25,000.

All candidates must review the application carefully, provide all required documents, and answer all questions before submitting. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Applicants should submit grants that are solely benefiting veterans and/or veteran-specific programs. Grant requests for overhead costs, salaries, and/or general support only, are not eligible under this program.

If you are a grantee who is currently within a grant cycle, you cannot apply for additional funding until your grant cycle has ended and your submitted final report has been approved.

Candidates must submit the following information requested in LOI:

– Introduction (Executive Summary)

– Organization Description

– Statement of Need

– Methodology

– Financials

– Summary

To submit your LOI for this funding Session open this Click link.

If you are a returning applicant to submit a full application, check the status of your application or provide any other requirement under your grant, please use this link.

*Please review our policy before submitting your application to determine eligibility as our funding is limited.

For additional information or questions regarding DVNF grants, email us at



2020 Winter Session

  • LOI Opens Sep 7th
  • LOI Closes Oct 8rd
  • Apps Open on Oct 22nd
  • Site Visits Begin Oct 22nd
  • App Closes Dec 3rd
  • Prepare Board Material Jan 11th
  • Board Meeting Jan 16th
  • Approval/Denial Jan 20th
  • Zoom Meeting Jan 26th
  • Grant Agreement Feb 1st – Session Closes


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