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.

To be eligible for a grant from the Hidden Heroes Fund, organizations must be 501c3 registered, and projects must directly impact the lives of military and veteran caregivers, the spouses, parents, and other loved-ones caring for our nation’s wounded warriors at home.

Projects must fall under one or more of the Foundation’s five pillars of impact:

  • Families and communities
  • Education & training
  • Employment & workplace support
  • Financial and/or legal support
  • Health and well-being

Use of the Foundation’s RAND study data or other relevant research in designing and implementing the project is highly encouraged.

Our current application period is now closed.  Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Hidden Heroes Fund Recipients

Click here to see our 2018 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.


Click here to see our 2017 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.