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Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Rating: 2.27 stars   26 reviews 7,098

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1020 19th St. NW 475 Washington DC 20036 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

"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!"

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation has been fantastic. Their $10,000 grant award will help Community Rowing, Inc. bring the physical, social, and emotional rewards of the great sport of rowing to nearly 1,000 veterans this year. If you are interested in learning more about our program and the how this support impacts the lives of Veterans in the Greater Boston community, please visit our website at https://www.communityrowing.org/outreach/military-rowing/.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Thanks to the support of Disabled Veterans National foundation, 21st Century Heroes can continue to offer therapeutic and recreational woodcarving workshops to wounded OIF and OEF veterans. It’s through combined efforts of organizations throughout the country, that more veterans can be reached and their roads to recovery made more attainable. Thank you, DVNF for helping us, help veterans!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As the executive director of a small nonprofit that helps veterans heal with holistic therapies, I can honestly say that we wouldn't be able to support our local veterans without organizations like DVNF. We were recently awarded a $10,000 grant to support our work of providing veterans in the Asheville, NC area with high quality, affordable holistic therapies like acupuncture, massage, counseling, Reiki, chiropractic and more. The staff at DVNF have been great to work with. They respond quickly to emails and phone calls, and I feel they went out of their way to help us at every step of the grant process. And, the grant application process was extensive. They work hard to ensure that the organizations they support with grant funds are deserving of their support and that the organizations are helping improve the quality of life of our veterans.

I have read the reviews here, and I understand that people are frustrated by poor marketing choices, like fundraising items that are made in China. While I understand this frustration, it doesn't negate the fact that this organization is truly working hard to improve veterans' lives.

Thank you, DVNF, from the bottom of my heart. Helios Warriors is thrilled to receive a grant of $10,000 to help our local veterans heal from the physical, emotional and spiritual traumas of their military service.

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have read the comments and am not sure how my experience is so different! I found them to be a great organization that is committed to serving Veterans. Each time I called, Deborah O, took my call and was so very helpful! Any questions I had about the granting process was answered with patience and sincerity. I felt they truly wanted to help me get funding for my program and I did. I am honored and elated to be a recipient of DVNF funding. The packet they sent was no different from packets from other funders. I found it a breath of fresh air actually; given, it was not over the top in comparison to others. Thank you DVNF for all the work you do! Keep serving and I look forward to a long lasting partnership!

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

15 people found this review helpful

I thought the package they sent to me was a little overboard..
Calculator, pad, pen and carry case. I wondered how they could afford this expense and do the work they say they do. This money could be better served giving to vets as promised.
I do have to agree another reviewer, this certainly appears to be a scam that lines their pockets, and give mere peanuts to the vets.
I would be very cautious......Wounded Warriors is a organization that really helps our vets.
Arthur Rice

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

41 people found this review helpful

Received a huge oversized package in the mail from this "charity" containing a calculator, appointment book and bound notepad. This is a disgusting attempt at guilt-based donations. I looked them up on several charity guide websites and I now understand why every website has them rated as an "F". Criminal to call this group a charity.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Put them out of business. Soliciting funds on behalf of disabled veterans and wasting those collected funds is criminal.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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