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Hidden Heroes Fund

In an ongoing commitment to support and drive innovation amongst non-profit organizations that serve military caregivers, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation provides grants as part of the Hidden Heroes Fund. This fund is dedicated to supporting innovative programs that make a direct impact on the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.

This year, the Foundation focused on funding initiatives that fell under the following categories: 

  • Caregiver Case Management
  • Mental Health
  • Respite

All grant proposals to the Elizabeth Dole Foundation must contain the following elements:

  • Proposal Cover Letter
  • Project Summary
  • Proposal Narrative
  • Budget and Financials

Unless indicated otherwise in these guidelines, proposals that fail to contain any of these elements are not complete and will not be considered for funding until such time as all materials have been submitted. The Foundation will award grants annually. Applicants may only receive funding once per year.  Additionally: 

Applications for 2020 Grants are now closed. The applications for the next cycle will open in 2021, and will be posted to this page at that time. If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]


Past Recipients

Click here to see our 2019 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.


Click here to see our 2018 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.


Click here to see our 2017 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.