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When does WWP accept applications for grants?Organizations interested in applying for WWP funding should submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) no later than December 10, 2012. WWP will evaluate LOIs and either decline interest or invite organizations to submit a full grant application. All invited grant proposals are due to WWP no later than January 11, 2013 and WWP will notify applicants of funding decisions by late March 2013. Though we make the majority of grant making decisions during this period, we reserve the right to review some requests on a rolling basis.
Does WWP offer grants to individuals?No. WWP does not offer grants to individuals. All grant applicants must submit evidence of tax exemption under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exemption status must be current at the time of letter of interest submission in order to be eligible.
**If you are a warrior or family member in need, please contact the WWP Resource Center to learn more about financial assistance opportunities available through Operation Homefront.
What types of activities will WWP fund?WWP will fund programs that fall into our four core service areas: Mind, Body, Economic Empowerment, and Engagement. We are particularly interested in activities that provide the opportunity for long term engagement and have a lasting positive impact on the warrior’s health, transition to civilian life, and activity level. We are unable to fund any activities of a sexual or political nature, or that involve alcohol or tobacco use.
How much funding is available?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.
Will you consider grant requests that use the funds for operating costs, organizational overhead, or other capital?WWP will consider grant requests that propose using funds to support operations, such as employee salary or equipment purchases, so long as there is a clear translation of how the money will support wounded veterans.
Does WWP require grant recipients to have a history of working with wounded veterans?No. While demonstrated success in working with wounded veterans is certainly helpful, we are interested in partnering with organizations that have unique opportunities and the potential to expand those services to wounded veterans. Organizational capacity to carry out outreach and high quality programming is of the utmost importance to WWP when evaluating a grant application.
What if my organization doesn’t have audited financial statements?In lieu of submitting Attachment G in the WWP Grant Application, organizations who do not have audited financial statements should submit a statement explaining why they do not have audited statements. WWP will consider each circumstance individually in the course of financial vetting.
What if my organization is not able to use all of the funding granted or if the grant objectives or activities change over the course of the year?In the event the grantee ceases to operate or becomes insolvent, all unused Wounded Warrior Project grant money shall be immediately returned. Furthermore, if the original purpose, project and/or program of the grantee changes, the grantee must notify Wounded Warrior Project in writing for permission to redirect funds. If permission is not given, grantee shall return any and all grant money to the Wounded Warrior Project.
What are the reporting requirements for organizations?A final report detailing the expenditure and outcomes of the grant must be submitted to the Wounded Warrior Project one year after the award is received by the applicant. Final report forms are included in Appendix A and B in the WWP Grant Application. Wounded Warrior Project Standard Demographic Information is required as part of the final report, and organizations should be prepared to collect this information over the course of the grant cycle. Organizations are also encouraged to provide and submit post-event surveys to gather qualitative feedback about the programs impact.
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