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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to ​provide critically needed​ support ​to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. ​ ​

Community Stories

32 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Robin167

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Queen of Hearts Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. is very grateful for the support it has received from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation: The DVNF financial assistance will sponsor a series of individualized therapeutic riding sessions to veterans with disabilities.

This grant addresses the need to serve veterans from all eras, active and reserve, who face mild to severe issues and disabilities such as: missing limbs; traumatic brain injury; paralysis; depression; and/or readapting to nonmilitary life after service. These conditions have been demonstrated as treatable through the horse-based activities and staff of the QoH Equine Services for Heroes program.

More than 229,000 veterans live in the QoH service area: Of these, an estimated 26 percent, or nearly 61,000 veterans, have a disability. The families of these individuals may struggle with separation and recovery, as well. Therapeutic equine-assisted activities such as riding has been proven to aid with balance, core strength, physical fitness, self-confidence, self-esteem, improved cognitive thinking and/or control impulsive behavior.

Queen of Hearts Equine Services for Heroes is a proud recipient of DVFN's support so we can further support those who are heroes to our nation.

Monica85

Board Member

Rating: 5

Happy's Farm in Salisbury, NC would like to thank the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for their generous support in helping to fund the Happy's Farm H.E.R.O. Project. The Project will provide holistic, therapeutic equine assisted and horticultural programs to address the veterans' mental and physical needs. Veteran Project participates will be encouraged to engage in volunteerism in the many programs and activities sponsored by the farm endeavoring to enhance their own self-worth and to experience successes as well educate numerous Buckaroos as to the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces. Please visit our website at www.happysfarm.org for H.E.R.O. Project updates and success stories.

1 Paul Stephen V.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We recently received a capacity building grant from DVNF and are extremely grateful for this opportunity to partner with this great foundation.
We work very closely with the physicians and clinicians of the VA Healthcare System, as well as other Veteran service organizations that refer severely disabled Veterans into our healing and wellness programs.
We offer recreational rehabilitation adaptive sports rowing & kayaking programs, now in 6-States with over 500 program Veterans. The ages range from 23-years old to 100 years old!
We are by far the largest 501c3 not-for-profit Veterans Service organization that offers this type of program weekly and year round.
Our organization will continue this explosive growth because Disabled Veterans National Foundation responded to our need for offering a truly unique and innovated program that helps our disabled Veterans who suffer from both physical and mental disabilities.
We work with the following health issues: PTSD, TBI, substance abuse, severe to moderate depression, anxiety and mood disorders, hearing impaired, cancer patients, amputees, blind and vision impaired and many other disabilities.
Our programs are life changing and truly meaningful and all you have to do is visit our Facebook page or website at Veterans' Rowing & Kayaking, Inc to view all the photos and videos that we post weekly. Thank you DVNF for sharing our passion for excellence in supporting all our men and women who have sacrificed so much for our great country.

God bless the DVNF for connecting to our VR&K organization!
Please support the DVNF so that they can continue to help our organization in the years to come.
Kind regards,
Paul-Stephen Varszegi
Veterans' Rowing & Kayaking, Inc.
President/Founder

Ginger14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I honestly don’t think many people realize the challenges women veteran face. Everyone focuses on the probems but very few focus on solutions to support women veterans. Support for women veteranas and for women veterans organizations is extremely hard to come by an this is whay we are thrilled to have the support of DVNF. Women Veterans Interactive is grateful for the $11,000 grant received from the DVNF for our Women Warrior Health and Wellness Program. As the President of Women Veterans Interactive, I commend DVNF for leading the way in supporting the women who have served an sacrificed for our country. Thanks DVNF

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The excellence of the team at the Disabled Veterans National Foundation speaks to the caliber of the work that this organization does on behalf of our veterans. They maintain a resource database to help the veteran navigate available services and resources which can be quite complex. They also partner with the non-profit community of veteran service providers to support a network of services and programs designed to provide assistance and enable healing. Our organization, Healing Warriors Program, is one of those Veteran-services nonprofits, and was recently awarded a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. This grant will enable us to provide much-needed non-narcotic care for our service members with pain and Post Traumatic Stress. This has been life-changing for many of our service members. Thank you for walking the talk.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are honored to be part of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation mission to support those veterans who might otherwise go without critical services. Since 2012, Veterans Healing Veterans from the Inside Out has brought tools and opportunities for healing to veterans incarcerated in the California state prison system. Now, generous support from DVNF allows us to expand this work to serve those who are returning from prison, or at risk for involvement with the criminal justice system. We deeply appreciate DVNF's efforts to leave no service member behind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to a generous grant from DVNF, Resounding Joy has been able to sustain and strengthen its music program for military service members and veteran with physical or psychological combat-related diagnoses. Their program staff have been very helpful with the grant submission process, and we look forward to putting their funds to work getting service members the care they deserve. Thanks, DVNF!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This outstanding organization is passionately committed to serving disabled veterans by supporting the program efforts of non-profit organizations around the country. They are truly collaborative, and we at English River Outfitters are proud to be their partner.

We were recently honored with a $10,000 grant to support our healing retreats for disabled veterans. This funding will directly impact the number of veterans we are able to serve in our special events and skill-building programs. By partnering with organizations like ours, the DVNF proves their extraordinary commitment to improving the lives of our nation's heroes in need, and we are truly grateful.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

"Brain Injury Services of Southwest Virginia is deeply appreciative of DVNF's dedication and service to our nation's veterans. By providing an $8,000 grant to our online Community Living Connection (CLiC) for Veterans program, DVNF is providing Virginia veteran survivors of brain injury the opportunity to relearn critical cognitive and life skills, as well as the opportunity to bridge the gap between their needs and available veteran resources. Most importantly, by supporting CLiC for Veterans, DVNF is enabling Virginia veterans to visualize and access a brighter future.

We have found our interactions with DVNF to be very professional and courteous; the grant process has been very well planned and organized. As we progressed through different levels of consideration for this grant, it was clear that DVNF is carefully discerning which organizations it is supporting. We are proud that we were chosen for inclusion in the DVNF family, and look forward to helping Virginia veteran survivors of brain injury with DVNF's support this year!"

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation has provided Heart of Horse Sense (HOHS) with a very generous grant that will be used to increase access by at-risk Veterans to our equine assisted therapy programs. These therapies have been shown to bring often life-saving results to Veterans, particularly those with PTSD. We are pleased that the goals of our two organizations are so close in alignment and are most appreciative of this support from The Disabled Veterans National Foundation. They have also made it easy for us to work together to provide critical visibility to our causes.