Read a summary of discussions from the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange Convening about a future agenda in veterans' philanthropy.
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
The summary report from the 2017 White Oak retreat, where organizations join forces to create solutions for military families.
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.
Members of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange gathered for learning and sharing.
Since 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation has supported efforts to prevent violence in the homes of military families. Through investments in research, prevention, advocacy, and cross-sector partnerships, these efforts have already made an impact in California.
Americans may disagree about various aspects of war, but there is broad support for helping the men and women who are fighting in wars and the families they have left behind. Dedicated assistance groups are working to provide aid to military personnel and their relatives. This article surveys the different purposes for which charitable grants can be made and discusses the role that grantmakers can play in those efforts.