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Corporate Responsibility - National Focus

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs and Services
to Military Members, Veterans, and their Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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USAA (United Services Automobile Association), USAA Bank and The USAA Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/15/19 - for Military Caregivers; Wounded, Ill, Injured Service Members; and Financial Readiness for Service Members and Families

Description:

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Grants starting at $1,000 to USA nonprofits for projects and programs to support active duty military members, veterans, their caregivers, and their families. Funding is intended to support service members as they transition back to civilian life and re-enter the workforce.

Focus Areas:

- Military Caregivers
- Families of the Fallen
- Wounded, Ill, Injured
- Military Children
Direct Impact Targets: Promote emotional well-being, healing, support systems and financial empowerment

- Financial Readiness for Service Members and Families
Direct Impact Targets: Improve financial behaviors, habits, stability, and security

- Fulfilling Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses
Direct Impact Targets: Provide transition assistance and increase sustainable career opportunities

For more information on each focus area, please see:
https://www.usaa.com/inet/wc/corporate-responsibility-national-focus-grants-main

For examples of in-scope activities, please see the Strategy in Scope powerpoint document in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182067

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant request that will be considered is $1,000.
The average grant awarded is between $5,000-$25,000.

Term of Contract:

Grant applications are accepted for one-time, non-recurring program/projects only at this time.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must have current tax exempt status under section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and:
- Must be formally organized;
- Must exist for charitable purpose; and,
- Must never distribute profits.

Please note all of the above criteria on tax exempt status must be met in order to be eligible to apply for a grant.

Additionally, to be considered for funding, your organization should:
- Be approved by Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt 501(c) organization for three (3) or more years prior to application;
- Demonstrate effective organizational, programmatic and financial objective setting and management;
- Provide evidence of broad-based support, with an accounting of funds received from public and private sources;
- Describe accurately and completely the target population to be served;
- Provide evidence that the proposed program/project is a response to a valid need, is superior to other competing services and/or encourages collaboration with other organizations for maximum leverage;
- Provide documentation of previous program success or substantial reasons to expect such success in the future; and,
- Instill confidence that programs have the capability to be sustained if/when grant support ends.

Requests for contributions to religious institutions (for example, churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship or related ecumenical groups) will be denied.

Programs of faith based organizations such as soup kitchens, shelters for the homeless or job banks sponsored by (for example, financial, material or volunteer support) or located within a faith-based organization’s or religious institution’s facilities may be eligible for contributions if it is determined that the program does not require beneficiaries to learn about, adhere to, or convert to the faith doctrine.

For a list of out-of-scope activities, please see:
https://www.versaic.com/hubfs/USAA/2019_CR_-_Strategy__In_Scope_(2).pptx

USAA and The USAA Foundation, Inc., do not provide financial support for unsolicited requests for any of the following:
- Athletic or sports teams
- Beauty pageants
- Books, films, audio, video, documentaries or other media productions
- Capital campaigns or projects
- Care packages
- Donations to individuals or groups not associated with a 501(c) nonprofit designation
- Facility construction, building enhancements or refurbishment
- Golf tournaments
- International non-profit organizations (outside the U.S.)
- Lobbying, political or fraternal activities
- Medical research
- Monuments, memorials, statues or similar displays
- Organizations that leverage fiscal agents or are pass-through agencies are typically not eligible to apply.
- Organizations that provide services primarily to animals
- Programs/projects that benefit a single branch of service
- Programs/projects that benefit a single person/family
- Promotion of commercial products
- Races or parades
- Recreational events
- Scholarship program requests (outside USAA campus communities)
- Solicitation of USAA employees
- Travel to competitions or other events

Pre-Application Information:

Cycle 1:
- Applications accepted January 1 - February 15
- Decisions will be rendered by May 15

National strategy areas:
- Military Caregivers
- Wounded, Ill, Injured Service Members
- Financial Readiness for Service Members and Families

Cycle 2:
- Applications accepted April 1 - May 15
- Decisions will be rendered by August 15

National strategy areas:
- Families of the Fallen
- Military Children
- Fulfilling Careers for Veterans and Military Spouses

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:
https://usaa.versaic.com/login

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming