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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

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the generous grant contribution from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF), Resounding Joy is able to expand its Semper Sound music therapy program for disabled veterans. Semper Sound assists in military service member rehabilitation and transition by focusing on warriors' non-musical goals. Music therapists arm men and women with take-home strategies and give them the ability to incorporate music as a lifelong strategy for overcoming adversity. Studies show that music therapy participants with PTSD experience a greater reduction in symptoms with music therapy than with cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as favorably improve depression. With the support of DVNF, Semper Sound reaches more service members in need than ever before! This wonderful grant also gives Resounding Joy the resources needed to improve data collection and program impact reporting.

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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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We would like to thank the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for making a difference in the lives of military veterans by supporting Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) and our outdoor adventure program. The grant which they have graciously provided will be used to sponsor veterans who were injured in the line of duty on life changing outdoor adventures. These adventures include skydiving, scuba diving, camping, white water rafting, and adventure races just to name a few. This year we will also be taking a large group of 20 sponsored participants to the Marine Corps Marathon and 10k in Washington, D.C.

As a 501(C)3 organization, SDIA works to engage, assist and empower our nations veterans and first responders, our "Sheep Dogs", by providing continued service opportunities and outdoor adventures which offer physical challenges and the camaraderie that is often missing after a shift or tour of duty ends. These opportunities give veterans and first responders the ability to satisfy their innate desire to serve and help those around them through three programs: Disaster Response Missions, Outdoor Adventures and Holiday Assistance.

We can't thank DVNF enough for making a difference in the lives of deserving "Sheep Dogs".

Client Served

Rating: 5

Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys is grateful to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for its support of our trauma-informed programming for low-income veterans and their families. The contribution from DVNF will help fund vet-to-vet art, writing, and music workshops, tutoring for military children, a veteran mentorship program, and more. These workshops will help veterans and military families address and cope with their invisible wounds of war such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Secondary Trauma, and more. Thank you Disabled Veterans National Foundation for supporting the healing of our veterans and families!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA) has partnered with DVNF several times in the past few years. We have been the recipient of their grants that go towards our adaptive golf programs and services for post 9/11 wounded war veterans and their families. We cannot do what we do without the generous support of organizations like DVNF. On top of that, we know of the reputation they have in the veteran community through their own programs and initiatives. DVNF is the exact type of partner we look for when serving our veteran communities,

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.

Client Served

Rating: 4

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/.