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Veterans Donation Fund (VDF) Grants

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits for
Programs to Help Military Veterans

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Veterans’ Donations Fund (VDF) and Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services (ADVS)

Deadline Date:

12/15/17 11:59 PM - for Large Grant requests; Small Grant Proposals are accepted throughout the year


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations for programs and initiatives to benefit military veterans and their families throughout the State. Examples of previously funded grants include a program to assist veterans gain access to healthcare, housing, and other basic needs; the treatment and rehabilitation of wounded veterans; and programs that assist veterans and their families in transitioning to civilian life.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177657

Estimated Size of Grant:

Large Grants: $5,000 - $100,000
Small Grants: Up to $4,999.99

Term of Contract:

For Small Grants: The term of the Contract shall commence upon signature of Award of Grant and shall continue for one (1) year, unless sooner terminated.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grantee must be a 501(c) charitable organization. Preferable to ADVS, the grantee has a primary mission of providing benefits to Arizona’s Veterans and their families, and applicant supports, and is compatible with ADVS’ objectives as determined by the Director.

Pre-Application Information:

For Large Grants, proposals will be accepted from October 16, 2017 through December 15, 2017.

Small Grant Proposals are accepted throughout the year, dependent on the availability of funding.

All Requests for Grant Proposals of $5,000 - $100,000 must be submitted through eCivis, a cloud-based grants management system.

The State of Arizona has created a portal to eCivis for users searching for State of Arizona grant opportunities. Please visit for more information on the eCivis program.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For Large Grants, register and apply here:

For Small Grants, it is recommended that VDF Proposals be submitted via email or fax.

Tera Scherer
Phone: (602) 234-8415
Fax: (602) 297-6687

Attn: VDF Grant Program Manager
Arizona Department of Veterans' Services
3839 N 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arizona