Partners

See how other organizations like yours are having a direct impact on veteran’s lives. 
Get information on unique ways to partner with DVNF.

Partners

See how other organizations like yours are having a direct impact on veteran’s lives. 
Get information on unique ways to partner with DVNF.

Veterans Resource Fair

Tailored for Troops In partnership with Jos. A Bank, DVNF distributes suits, shoes, shirts and accessories to veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce.

Health & Comfort program

Providing necessities for homeless and disabled and at-risk veterans. Comfort Kits are distributed primarily through Veteran Stand Downs nationally. Comfort Kits can include items such as blankets, toiletries and clothing.

Capacity Building Grants

Supporting like minded organizations that provide a wide variety of therapeutic programming, homelessness services, run shelters, engage in physical rehabilitation and conduct employment services for disabled and at-risk veterans.

Empowering America's Veterans Through Partnership

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

You Can Help

Why is there a need?
  • For Veterans, the lasting impacts of combat, or traumatic experiences from their military service continue for years.

  • With approximately 20 veterans on average taking their own lives every day, 40,000 homeless Veterans and 3.8 million disabled at-risk Veterans, it’s our goal to ensure these men and women aren’t left behind.

  • We help Veterans who have fallen through the cracks in the system get what they need.

You can have a direct impact

Capacity Building Grants provide a sustainable 
network of support.
  • 89 Capacity Building Grant partners in 2018-19

  • $1.436 million in support across 19 states in 2018 and 2019

  • Served more than 60,000 veterans in 2018-19
DVNF’s Health and Comfort Program provides immediate
relief to Veterans Stand Downs nationally.
  • 20,000 Veterans served in 2018 and 2019

  • Distributed Health & Comfort care kits and clothing across 33 states in 2018-19valued over $2.3 million.
Through DVNF’s special initiatives like our Resource Fair, Tailored for Troops (Suit Up) and support of The US Veterans Wheelchair Games, hundreds more Veterans are impacted in very positive ways.
Support Our Veterans
THE VALUE OF A VETERAN

In a competitive business environment

VETERANS ARE ENTREPRENEURIAL

According to multiple studies commissioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration and others, military veterans are twice more likely than non-veterans to pursue business ownership after leaving service, and the five-year success rate of ventures owned by veterans is significantly higher than the national average.

VETERANS ASSUME HIGH LEVELS OF TRUST

Research studies focused on both military personnel and veterans indicate that the military service experience engenders a strong propensity toward an inherent trust and faith in co-workers, and also a strong propensity toward trust in organizational leadership. In turn, the academic literature broadly supports the finding that organizations where trust between co-workers–and between employees and leadership–is strong, organizational performance is enhanced.

VETERANS ARE ADEPT AT SKILLS TRANSFER ACROSS CONTEXTS/TASKS

Several studies focused on skills transfer have highlighted that military service members and veterans are particularly skilled in this ability. Research has attributed this finding to the fact that military training most often includes contingency and
scenario-based pedagogy, and as a result service members and veterans develop cognitive heuristics that readily facilitate
knowledge/skills transfer between disparate tasks and situations.

VETERANS HAVE [AND LEVERAGE] ADVANCED TECHNICAL TRAINING

Military experience, on average, exposes individuals to
highly advanced technology and technology training at a rate that is accelerated relative to non-military, age group peers.
Research validates the suggestion that this accelerated exposure to high-technology contributes to an enhanced ability to link technology-based solutions to organizational challenges, and also the transfer of technological skills to disparate work-tasks.

VETERANS ARE COMFORTABLE/ADEPT IN DISCONTINUOUS ENVIRONMENTS

Cognitive and decision-making research has demonstrated that the military experience is positively correlated to the ability to accurately evaluate a dynamic decision environment, and subsequently act in the face of uncertainty. Several studies highlight that this ability is further enhanced and developed in individuals whose military experience has included service in a combat environment.

VETERANS EXHIBIT HIGH-LEVELS OF RESILIENCY

According to multiple studies commissioned by the U.S. Small Business Administration and others, military veterans are twice more likely than non-veterans to pursue business ownership after leaving service, and the five-year success rate of ventures owned by veterans is significantly higher than the national average.

VETERANS EXHIBIT ADVANCED TEAM-BUILDING SKILLS

Research studies focused on both military personnel and veterans indicate that the military service experience engenders a strong propensity toward an inherent trust and faith in co-workers, and also a strong propensity toward trust in organizational leadership. In turn, the academic literature broadly supports the finding that organizations where trust between co-workers–and between employees and leadership–is strong, organizational performance is enhanced.

VETERANS EXHIBIT STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT

Several studies focused on skills transfer have highlighted that military service members and veterans are particularly skilled in this ability. Research has attributed this finding to the fact that military training most often includes contingency and
scenario-based pedagogy, and as a result service members and veterans develop cognitive heuristics that readily facilitate
knowledge/skills transfer between disparate tasks and situations.

VETERANS HAVE [AND LEVERAGE] CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

Military experience, on average, exposes individuals to
highly advanced technology and technology training at a rate that is accelerated relative to non-military, age group peers.
Research validates the suggestion that this accelerated exposure to high-technology contributes to an enhanced ability to link technology-based solutions to organizational challenges, and also the transfer of technological skills to disparate work-tasks.

VETERANS HAVE EXPERIENCE/SKILL IN DIVERSE WORK-SETTINGS

Cognitive and decision-making research has demonstrated that the military experience is positively correlated to the ability to accurately evaluate a dynamic decision environment, and subsequently act in the face of uncertainty. Several studies highlight that this ability is further enhanced and developed in individuals whose military experience has included service in a combat environment.

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