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What Funders Need to Know: Veterans

Publication date: 
11/2014

Between the complex array of government programs, the many nonprofits organizations that have been created to serve post-9/11 veterans, and a lack of understanding of the needs on the part of civilians, it is hard to know if veterans are getting what they need. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores some of the unique characteristics and circumstances of post-9/11 veterans and why philanthropy should support the nonprofit organizations that are serving them well.

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Honoring the heroes of the Vietnam War

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03/30/2018

Brockman joined his fellow veterans and their families on March 29, Vietnam Veterans Day, at the Sarasota National Cemetery’s Patriots Plaza to be honored and remembered for their service during one of the country’s most controversial wars.

The Welcome Home, Southwest Florida celebration to honor Vietnam veterans was a partnership between Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Manatee Community Foundation and Tidewell Hospice.

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Habitat to build tiny home community for veterans

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03/16/2018

Publix Super Markets Charities was honored with a special lifetime partnership and volunteer award for its monetary support spanning 25 years. “Publix Charities loves working with Habitat,” said Kelly Williams-Puzzio, executive director of the philanthropic arm of the Lakeland-based supermarket chain.

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In This Season of Thanksgiving Dunlap Gift of $350000 Benefits Guardian Angels Medical Service ...

Release Date: 
12/13/2017

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs, Inc. a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, located in Williston, Fla. and the Community Foundation for Ocala Marion County are proud to announce, and extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Al and Judith Dunlap for their incredibly generous gift of $350,000 to support the work of training medical service dogs for Veterans and First Responders. 

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Dozens of FPL volunteers decorate veteran's St. Augustine home

Release Date: 
12/01/2017

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - A St. Augustine homeowner and his wife were surprised by Florida Power and Light with love and lights, and an emotional lift after some tough times.

More than 30 volunteers from FPL decorated the home. Their goal was showering some needed affection on a man who spent years serving in the United States Army.

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JPMorgan Chase Commits $4.2 Million To Support Veteran Entrepreneurs

Release Date: 
11/13/2017

JPMorgan Chase has announced that it will be making an investment of $4.2 million in order to offer support to businesses that are owned by veterans. The investment will enhance the ability of organizations such as PeopleFund of Texas, the Carolina Small Business Development Fund of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, Main Street Launch of California and Community Development Financial Institutions to offer loans to veterans who are interested in starting or growing their own businesses.

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JPMorgan Chase Announces $4.2 Million Investment to Support Veteran Small Business Owners

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11/08/2017

JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced $4.2 million in investments to support veteran-owned small businesses.

The multi-million dollar commitment benefits Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Main Street Launch (California), Carolina Small Business Development Fund (North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida), and PeopleFund (Texas), to provide loans for veterans looking to start or grow their own businesses. The firm also renewed its partnership with Bunker Labs to support their mission to equip veteran entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.

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Veterans Council awarded $5000 grant

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07/10/2017

In June, the Veterans Council of Indian River County received a $5,000 grant from the Indian River Community Foundation’s Community Enrichment Fund.

The $5,000 grant will be used by the Veterans Council to develop a comprehensive communications strategy to reach veterans residing in Indian River County, with specific focus on veterans returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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'Pets for Vets' provides Veterans with companion animals

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06/06/2017

40 Veterans suffering from PTSD and other debilitating conditions will be provided with companion animals in a program called “Pets for Vets.” Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue announced that they are working with Paws and Warriors to provide fee-waived companion animals to Veterans. A grant from the Bill and Maryann Vinall Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation made the program possible.

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