Each year Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) evaluates applications from organizations that seek to enhance the lives of post 9-11 wounded veterans through programmatic activities aimed at improving mental health and wellness, exposing warriors to new opportunities for physical fitness and activity, connecting wounded veterans with their peers, and enhancing economic empowerment and independence among wounded veterans – all in an effort to help foster healthy readjustment to civilian life.
Interested organizations completed a letter of interest and were subsequently invited to submit a full application. Those receiving funds were chosen based on shared mission, core values, and focus in WWP’s four core programmatic areas: mind, body, economic empowerment, and engagement.
Through the grant program, WWP has funded 45 different organizations, totaling more than $3 million.
“WWP’s 18 programs and services provide much needed support for injured service members, offering a strong foundation for their recovery. There are many great organizations that provide unique and highly specialized services that we want to help make more widely available,” Nardizzi said. “Many of these groups have limited funding and offer important specialized services while others provide programs to underserved areas of the country.”
2013 Grant Recipients
Aiken Technical College: A-VET
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network: Veterans Vocational Training Program
Lines for Life: Military Helpline
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
National Military Family Association: Operation Purple® Healing Adventures
Side by Side Brain Injury Clubhouse
Student Veterans of America
The Pathway Home
UCLA Nathanson Family Resilience Center
Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York, Inc.
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