Hear how the Homeless Persons Representation Project in Baltimore serves clients experiencing homelessness—including veterans and youth in Baltimore and across the state, and learn about their role in informing national efforts with the American Bar Association, Equal Justice Works and federal partners to “cover the map” with legal services for vulnerable populations by promoting best practices that produce tangible results.
The Council has consistently heard concerns from federal officials about the service provision capacity needed in communities as young veterans increasingly seek services from community providers and not from the federal government. The need for ongoing specialized services and community reintegration support is now essential for their successful transition to civilian life.
In-Depth knowledge on Supporting Veterans & Military Families
Read a summary of discussions from the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange Convening about a future agenda in veterans' philanthropy.
The summary report from the 2017 White Oak retreat, where organizations join forces to create solutions for military families.
The Pledge represents an ongoing effort to strengthen public-private-philanthropic partnerships that address the needs of veterans and military families, such as affordable housing, health and wellness services, education and job training, combatting domestic violence, and more. This report outlines what the pledge entails and who is involved.
Read the joint reccomendations by U.S. Secretary of VA and the Council's former CEO, Vikki Spruil, on cross-sector partnerships supporting military families and veterans.
Hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, organizers announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for veterans and military families nationwide. Check out the full plenary program!
The Social Cost Analysis of the Unemployment and Underemployment of Military Spouses study reveals the economic costs to society from the high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and reduced labor force participation among U.S. military spouses. The research was conducted by the Sorenson Impact Center, a division of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah, in consultation and collaboration with Blue Star Families.
The Blue Star Families annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey is the leading resource for policy makers, corporations and nonprofits to understand the issues military families face. It is a unique opportunity for military families’ voices to be heard by key decision-makers.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
In 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation learned of the increasingly high rates and devastating impacts of domestic violence among military families. Given the incredible stress these families had endured after more than a decade at war, the findings were difficult to hear, but not surprising. Thankfully, we were in a position to do more than just listen. Through our work to end domestic violence in California, we saw an opportunity to make a difference for our servicemen and women.