Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is excited to have an opportunity to support other veteran-serving nonprofit organizations to ensure that every service member, veteran, and their family member is recognized and their reintegration needs are supported because of the increasing number of wounded service members returning home to their communities every day, WWP Program Grants allow us to work with various organizations to better serve wounded service members, veterans, and their family members and provide programming that meets the needs of our population in specific geographic regions of the country where existing services are limited.
Our in-depth grant evaluation process ensures WWP provides financial support to groups espousing kindred priorities and policies, and with the same commitment to the WWP mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Historically, WWP has supported organizations that seek to enhance the lives of wounded service members through programs aimed at improving mental health and wellness; exposing wounded service members to new opportunities for physical fitness and activity; connecting wounded service members with their peers and communities; and enhancing economic empowerment and independence.
Since its inception in 2012, WWP Program Grants has held two grant cycles each year. WWP Program Grants are awarded in amounts up to $250,000 and last one full year from the date of award.
WWP is currently accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) for spring cycle 2014. Please find more information and instructions on how to submit an LOI in the full Request for Proposal (RFP).
All grant application materials or questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. WWP is unable to accept calls regarding the grant application process.
EligibilityTo be considered for funding, an organization must meet some basic requirements:
For additional information, please read through our FAQs to determine your organization’s grant eligibility. The following opportunities are not eligible for WWP funding:
**We are unable to provide grants to individuals. If you are a wounded service member or family member in need, please contact the WWP Resource Center to learn more about financial assistance opportunities available through Operation Homefront.**
Typically, each of the two grant cycles begins with an opportunity for interested organizations to submit Letters of Interest (LOI) to WWP. An organization MUST submit an LOI to be considered for an invitation to submit a full proposal.
Submission of a full grant proposal is by invitation only after the WWP review of the initial LOI. Please do not submit a full grant proposal at this time.
WWP is currently accepting LOIs through December 6, 2013 5 pm EST.
Funding Principles & Priorities
WWP has developed an extensive evaluation process to ensure we support the most innovative programs that fill gaps in services where the need is greatest. WWP looks to fund proposals that:
WWP will consider requests up to $250,000. Funding amount is determined by the amount requested, number of veterans or family members served, and the nature of the program being funded. Funding is generally limited to a one-year program cycle.
WWP awards grants in two cycles each calendar year – spring and fall. Prior grantees must skip a full grant cycle after the last award was made before re-applying for funding and will be required to submit a final report for consideration. Exceptions may be made if an organization is submitting a grant for an entirely new project and the grantee has demonstrated the success of the previously WWP-funded proposal. Prior grantees should follow general application guidelines and timeframe and will be evaluated against an entire pool of submissions for that grant cycle.
Grant recipients should not rely on WWP for continued funding of their programs or projects. It is strongly recommended that other sources of support also be secured. Under no circumstances is WWP obligated to continue funding the program of any grantee.
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