Since September, funders have met twice at Philanthropy New York to learn about the issues facing returning veterans that can be addressed by philanthropy. This group has continued the conversation but is now delving deeper into each other’s grants to determine the possibility of collaborating and coordinating in order to increase grant effectiveness. It’s not too late to join this conversation and learn more about how you can work in partnership with your peers and strengthen your grants to veterans.
If you currently don’t support grantees that provide direct services to veterans, or you are not ready to commit to collaborative funding, you may still benefit from this conversation.
Veterans are a diverse segment of the population with vast needs that cannot be met simply by targeting veteran services organizations. Grants in areas like financial literacy, physical and mental health, education, housing, and homelessness can greatly impact veteran reintegration into society. Likewise, as veterans return to communities across the nation, many different institutions will need to modify their services to address the specific needs of veterans and their families.
- Which institutions currently receive grant dollars to work with veterans
- Which issue areas funders are interested in for potential collaboration
- Military cultural competency and how it may affect the impact of your grants
- Which models are working and can be replicated
- Which needs aren’t currently being met
A follow up to our special programs What We Can Do for Our Returning Veterans and How Funders Can Work Together to Support Returning Veterans.
All interested member funders.