Helping Veterans Come Home to a Home

soldier bootsFor many, it’s easy to take for granted a roof over the head, a comfortable and safe place to lie down at night and heat in the winter.  But, for the nearly 400,000 United States veterans who are estimated to find that they are homeless in the course of a year, this “American Dream” is illusive.  

In 2014, The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) spent $1.4 billion on efforts to help house homeless vets.  This resulted in a 33% decline of homeless veterans, proving that investing in this problem makes a big difference to thousands of war heroes.  

This knowledge has been recognized by many organizations.  GrantWatch.com has a large selection of funding opportunities to help nonprofits and government agencies improve the standard of living for veterans with new opportunities posted daily.  We would like to highlight one of the special companies who keep veteran needs at the forefront of their charitable work.  

Most Americans have shopped at or are at least aware of the wide range of building materials and helpful information offered at The Home Depot.  Since their opening in 1979, The Home Depot’s goal is to be a one-stop shop for all the do-it-yourselfer’s home improvement projects. Their associates undergo rigorous product knowledge and training.  They also offer workshops to customers on “how to do” home improvements themselves.

A natural outgrowth of The Home Depot’s mission to “improve homes and improve lives” led to the creation of The Home Depot Foundation.  Established in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation partners with local nonprofits offering grants and the labors of the associate-led volunteer force called Team Depot. The Foundation focuses its philanthropic efforts on improving the homes and lives of U.S. military veterans and their families.

“The Home Depot Foundation is placing a special emphasis on U.S. military veterans who are facing growing financial and physical hardships at home as they return to civilian life. In 2011, the Foundation made a three-year, $30 million pledge to veterans' housing initiatives, which was completed more than a year ahead of schedule.

In September 2012, the Foundation announced an additional $50 million commitment to veterans' nonprofits. As of December 2014, The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than $82 million to provide safe housing to veterans and, along with the help of Team Depot volunteers, has transformed more than 15,000 homes for veterans.” 

With millions of dollars available to nonprofits who specifically address veterans’ housing needs, The Home Depot is providing an outstanding opportunity to those who focus on repairing, remodeling, and maintaining affordable housing for deserving veterans and their families.  For further details about eligibility, award amounts and contact information, please visit: GrantWatch.com.

Helping Veteran Organizations Help Veterans

veteran+monitor11.11.2013 19:08:47 – Veterans’ Day reminds us that our veterans need support all year long. Non-profits serving veterans and their families can utilize GrantWatch.com’s
services to locate the grants they need to continue funding their important work.

FinalLogoNegative(live-PR.com)Veterans’ Day is our National Day to honor, remember and thank the millions of Americans who have risked and given their lives to establish, ensure, and defend the freedoms of the people who make up our great country. Today there are 23 million veterans in the USA, many of whom are suffering from physical and emotional disabilities as a result of their service. Libby Hikind, of GrantWatch.com, notes that while we collectively stop and remember our veterans once a year, the organizations and agencies assisting veterans and their families require funding all year round. 

GrantWatch.com is the number one website for USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants. Veteran-serving nonprofits and agencies can find the funding they need through GrantWatch.com. Some of the current grants listed on GrantWatch.com under the category Veterans include:

Grants to Non-Profits in Multiple States for Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 to non-profits located in multiple U.S. states that develop and implement a wide range of innovative, high-quality programs that address the areas of: arts, culture & humanities, animal welfare, civic & community development, environment, education, human health & wellness, and assistance for military veterans…

Grants to USA & Territories Non-Profits for Volunteer-Based Community Service Programs
Deadline: 01/08/2014 5:00 PM ET
Grants are available to USA and territories non-profits, universities, municipalities, and others for volunteer-driven programs in one of the following areas of interest: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environment, health, and veterans and military families…

Grants Addressing Significant Community Needs
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants ranging from $50,000 – $200,000 are available for projects that address significant community needs while exemplifying the organization’s mission and capabilities. Projects that deliver considerable social benefit in the areas of human services, health, affordable housing…

Programming Grants to Address Food and Shelter Needs
Deadline: OngoingVeteransDayHonorThanks
Grants are available to non-profit organizations in multiple states for programs that help feed and shelter individuals in need. A wide variety of programs (within the parent company's geographic operating areas) are eligible for funding under this opportunity…

Grants to United States Non-Profits for Education, Health, Culture, and Social Services
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to support established U.S. based non-profits that serve large demographic areas of populations and address important issues in the areas of: education, health, culture, and social services…

Libby Hikind shares her memories of celebrating Veterans’ Day as a child and acknowledges her indebtedness to our country’s veterans:

“As a young girl, I remember honoring the brave by decorating my bike with red white and blue streamers, weaving them in and out through the spokes and handle bars. I proudly rode in our small town parade with family activities culminating at the American Legion Hall.

“I am eternally grateful to the men and women who have served our country. I treasure my freedom and I say thank you for the priceless gift. Veterans, I salute you!”

She has asked her researchers and staff to join in her salute by expanding the search and posting additional grants available for non-profits serving veterans. Enter a New Grant lg

Grant funders who have the resources to assist the many veteran-serving organizations, are encouraged to publicize their grants on the GrantWatch.com website through the Enter A New Grant portal.

 Ms. Hikind has also built a website to lend further support to organizations that have located grants and need assistance in responding to the application (request for proposal). Organizations can Request A Grant Writer and utilize GrantWriterTeam.com’s services.

GrantWriterTeam is the new innovative online program that Hikind recently developed to provide organizations with professional grant writers and to provide grant writers with ready-made grant writing opportunities. Grant seekers can go to GrantWriterTeam.com, and request an experienced grant writer to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve.

Professional grant writers complete their skilled professional Grant Writer Profile on GrantWriterTeam.com and bid on a multiple of grant writing projects.

Join the grant writer teamGrantWriterTeam.com’s services are especially important now when there is much competition for available funding. Finding the best grant writer to respond to the request for proposal is critical.

Libby Hikind says: “Veteran organizations should not struggle to obtain funding in order to help our country’s veterans and their families. Both GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com are here to help connect grant funders with grant seekers.”

GrantWatch Focuses on Veteran Grants

thank you veteransLibby Hikind, CEO and Founder of GrantWatch.com, remembers celebrating Veterans’ Day as a child, acknowledging her indebtedness to our country’s veterans:

“As a young girl, I remember honoring the brave by decorating my bike with red, white and blue streamers, weaving them in and out through the spokes and handle bars. I proudly rode in our small town parade with family activities culminating at the American Legion Hall.

I am eternally grateful to the men and women who have served our country. I treasure my freedom and I want to say, 'Thank you for the priceless gift.' Veterans, I salute you!”

She has asked her researchers and staff to join in her salute by expanding their search and posting additional grants available for nonprofits serving veterans. 

Grant funders who have the resources to assist the many veteran-serving organizations are encouraged to publicize their grants on the GrantWatch.com website through the Enter A New Grant portal.

Ms. Hikind has also built a website to lend further support to organizations that have located grants and need assistance in responding to the application (request for proposal). Organizations can Request A Grant Writer and utilize GrantWriterTeam.com’s services.

GrantWriterTeam is the new innovative online program that Hikind developed to provide organizations with professional grant writers and to provide grant writers with ready-made grant writing opportunities. Grant seekers can go to GrantWriterTeam.com and request an experienced grant writer to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve.