As part of our ongoing effort to fulfill our vision of making this the most successful and well-adjusted generation of wounded service members and veterans in our nation’s history, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) constantly evaluates the programs we offer to ensure they are meeting the critical needs of this population. We are always looking to enhance the services we offer and expand to new areas as we see growing needs.
In order to increase the number of Wounded Warriors we aim to support, WWP has developed a grant application process to leverage and support the good work and expertise of other organizations that provide direct programming and services to this generation of wounded veterans. This in-depth grant application will ensure WWP provides financial assistance to groups espousing similar priorities and policies, and with the same commitment to our mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors.
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EligibilityTo be considered for funding, an organization must meet the following requirements:
Before submitting a letter of interest, please read through our FAQs to determine your organization’s grant eligibility. The following opportunities are not eligible for WWP funding:
To be considered for funding, an organization must meet the following deadline:
Letter of Interest (LOI) InformationEach year, the WWP grant cycle begins with the opportunity for interested parties to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to WWP. An organization must submit an LOI to be considered for full proposal consideration. WWP will not accept mailed or faxed submissions. The LOI should be no more than two pages and should address the following:
Submission of a full grant application is by invitation only after WWP's review of the initial LOI. WWP will evaluate LOIs and either decline interest or invite organizations to submit a full grant application. Please note that not all organizations that submit a LOI will be asked to submit a full grant application.
Funding Principles & PrioritiesWWP looks to fund proposals that:
Organizations interested in receiving a Wounded Warrior Project grant should enhance the lives of injured service members and their families by supporting programs that fall into our four core service areas: Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment and Engagement. Before submitting a letter of interest, please explore our website and familiarize yourself with the programs currently offered by WWP.
Mind — Grant candidates should enhance the mental health of wounded service members and help foster healthy readjustment to civilian life.
Body — Grant candidates should provide unique sporting, fitness, and wellness activities for warriors and their families. Preference is given to programs that engage warriors over a sustained period of time and facilitate opportunities for leadership and peer mentoring.
Economic Empowerment — Grant candidates should provide programs or services to warriors in the area of employment, higher education, financial literacy, or other opportunities that enhance economic empowerment among wounded veterans and their families.
Engagement — Grant candidates should empower injured service members by connecting them with their peers and continued opportunities to serve and engage with their larger communities.
For more information about WWP’s programming and focus in these four core programmatic areas, please visit the Programs page on our website.
WWP will consider requests ranging from $5,000 - $250,000. Funding amount is determined by the amount requested, number of veterans or family members served, and the nature of the opportunity or activity being funded. Funding is generally limited to a one-year program cycle.
Contact InformationAll grant application materials or questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. WWP is unable to accept calls regarding the grant application process. Please direct all inquiries related to grants to email@example.com.
ReapplicationsWWP awards grants in two cycles each calendar year – March and October. Prior grantees must skip a grant cycle after the last award was made before re-applying for funding and will be required to submit an interim report for consideration. However, 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. 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. Prior grantees must submit a copy of the final report from the most recent WWP grant with any new application for funding, or the new request will not be considered.
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