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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

43 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is grateful for the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a supporter of our Arts in Healing program's services for veterans. DVNF is critical to the implementation and expansion of programs that provide traditional and non-traditional services to our veterans. Thanks to DVNF, The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program has a dramatic impact on the lives of disabled and at-risk veterans through arts experiences that enhance emotional/spiritual healing, improve mood and outlook, build new inner-resources and outlets for emotional expression, create compassionate listening and support communities, foster community connections and creative experiences beyond their hospital stay, and reduce stress for patients and caregivers.

Advisor

Rating: 4

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (dvnf.org) is a wonderful non-profit charity that has provided a powerful impact for helping community-based organizations help our Nation's Veterans, who desperately seek services, to re-enter their communities with confidence and with the future hope of being productive for themselves and their families. Kudos to DVNF!!!

USA Cares

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

USA Cares is a national 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to assist post-9/11 veterans, active duty service members and their families facing service-connected crises. We assist these veterans and military families through four distinct programs: Combat Injured, Career Transition, Housing Assistance and Emergency Assistance. Since 2014, the Disabled Veterans National Foundation has been an incredible supporter of the work we do at USA Cares, and we cannot thank them enough for continuing to help us change lives in military communities across the nation! Recently, we received a $25,000 grant from DVNF to go towards our Combat Injured program. This program covers basic expenses for veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and military sexual trauma (MST) while they receive treatment. The generous grant that DVNF provided will empower our organization to better address the needs of the countless combat injured veterans who seek our help, and give us the ability to help many more veterans in the coming year! Thank you for doing all that you do to support our mission!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to support from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation, the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will provide its proven and successful Diabetes Prevention Program at no cost to veterans in the greater Indianapolis area. YDPP is a lifestyle intervention that is proven, through learning and practicing healthy eating and exercise habits, to reduce the incidence of diabetes.

More than 490,000 Veterans currently live in Indiana. Approximately 120,000 reside in this region. Seventy-three percent served in the military during a period of armed conflict. Veterans of all eras tend to suffer from certain health issues – including chronic pain, obesity, and PTSD – at disproportionally higher rates than the civilian population. For instance, in Indianapolis, 42 percent of Veterans are obese and 28 percent are diagnosed diabetics.

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis is honored to provide this program, which is part of a national pilot collaboration between our YMCA and the Roudebush VA Medical Center, also in Indianapolis, to offer comprehensive health and wellness options to veterans and their families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The DVNF granted Boise Rescue Mission Ministries $10,000, which will fund our Veterans Ministry Program (VMP). Implemented in 2010, the VMP is the only program of its kind for homeless veterans in the state of Idaho. This grant is being used to support the mental health services offered by the VMP and is being applied to expenses associated with providing services such as psychological testing, 24-hour crisis intervention, individual counseling, case and treatment plan management, medication management, and specialized therapy in life skills and symptom management.
BRMM would like to thank the DVNF for their support, allowing us to continue to serve the homeless veterans in our community and help them successfully transition back into civilian life.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the Development Director of Warriors' Best Friend I can't begin to express how much we value our partnership with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. For two years, Warriors' Best Friend has received the support of the DVNF which has allowed us to adopt homeless dogs from animal shelters, like Bosco (pictured below) and train them to assist veterans battling Post traumatic stress disorder/and or Traumatic Brain Injury. We are able to provide these critically-needed service dogs at no cost to veterans and their families thanks to the support of partners like the DVNF!

The DVNF's support is so important for programs like ours. Despite the incredible emotional and physical benefits of service dogs, many veterans are unable to obtain a dog due to extreme costs and long wait lists. The DVNF helps to bridge this gap for veterans and provide access to this important and life-saving care!

I'm especially impressed with the amount of time and effort the DVNF commits to each non-profit to strengthen and grow our programs that help us to thrive, improve our quality of care, and provide services to more and more veterans. The staff at DVNF are amazing and are always looking for ways to help us connect to more men and women that could benefit from our program, as well as provide any counsel or resources needed!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Huge thanks to everyone at the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for the recent grant award to Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center. DVNF's support has enabled us to begin a partnership with Evans Army Community Hospital, located on Fort Carson Army Post, to provide mental health services to Soldiers addressing post traumatic stress symptoms. This support will not only allow us to help our nation's heroes find health and healing but also to rebuild relationships with families. At PPTRC we understand it is not only our duty but our privilege to serve these men and women in conjunction with Evans Community Hospital and we are proud to be a part of the DVNF family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) would like to thank the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for its generous grant in support of the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) initiative of our Lawyers Serving Warriors® program. This support will allow NVLSP to continue to screen and place cases of survivors of MST with attorneys at top law firms across the country on a pro bono basis. We are grateful for partners like DVNF who help support the mission of NVLSP.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Family Endeavors is grateful to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for its support of our Veteran Services programs. Funding from DVNF will enable Family Endeavors' Employment Specialists to pay for specialized vocational training for unemployed Veterans in San Antonio and South Texas. These Veterans will be better equipped for quality employment in fields such as logistics, welding, and health care. Thank you, DVNF, for supporting our Veterans in Military City, USA!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at Veterans Yoga Project honor the work Disabled Veterans National Foundation does 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. And, we are most grateful to have the partnership of Disabled Veterans National Foundation as we bring forward our mission to support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities.

Funding from Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) supports new online, web-based components to further Veterans Yoga Project’s reach and ability to help the military veteran community. It supports the development of a professionally produced online Practice Library as a resource for continued education and support and will allow at-risk and disabled veterans to access valuable Mindful Resilience self-regulation tools and skills on-demand from any of their electronic devices.

We applaud DVNF's vision and are thankful for its recognition of the value of offering veterans mobile and online access to the resources we provide.