Post Grants

Post Grants

For more than 11 decades, VFW Posts have been the pillars of support in their communities. From building local playgrounds and organizing clothing drives, to military support events and disaster relief efforts, we take great pride in our long history of service to communities across the globe. Read on for more information about the current grants we have available.

VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant

The VFW Foundation is shifting its grant making focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many VFW Posts are unable to utilize traditional fundraising methods and are in dire need of aid. To better assists our Posts, the VFW Foundation is introducing the VFW Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). This is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward costs such as Mortgage/rent, utility bills and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. Please note: As of its Dec. 14, 2020, meeting, the VFW Foundation Board of Directors agreed to relax the grant criteria so that more VFW Posts will be eligible to apply for the grant. The updated criteria can be found on page one of the application, which you can download here. Applications for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant will be accepted until the allocated funds have been depleted.

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Please email jcouch@vfw.org or call 816.968.1174 with any questions you may have.

 

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Home Depot Community Impact Grant

The Home Depot has started accepting applications for its 2021 Community Impact Grant now through Dec. 31, 2021. VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building. 

While there are no guarantees to being funded, several VFW Posts have been awarded this grant in the past. There are new qualifications and process for submitting your application so to aid VFW Posts and members as they complete the application process, the VFW Foundation has developed an instructional guide. Download the 2021 Home Depot Grant Guide here.

Home Depot Community Impact Grant applications must be submitted online here, and will not be accepted by any other means. Telephone calls, emails or written submissions sent to Home Depot will NOT be accepted, nor will you be able to turn this application in at your local Home Depot store.

If you receive funding it will come in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to buy materials at your local HD store. You will need to recruit Post members and/or other community volunteers as the use of contractors to complete your project is not permitted. The project must be completed within six months. You will also be required to submit a final report. You must be willing to include stories and before-and-after photos of the project. Failure to do so will negatively impact your Post’s ability to receive any future funding from The Home Depot Foundation.

After submitting the application, you should receive an email response after six weeks. 

Should you have any questions and or concerns, please contact Jason Couch, VFW Foundation grants & external relations coordinator, directly at 816.968.1174 or by email at jcouch@vfw.org.

 

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