Elizabeth Dole Foundation
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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 is focused on funding initiatives that fall under the following categories: 

  • Caregiver Case Management
  • Employment and workplace support
  • Mental Health
  • Respite

We will evaluate applications outside of this scope, but will give priority to projects that fall under our stated 2019 priorities. The Foundation also strongly prefers to fund programs that are supported by other funding sources as well. Applicants must fully describe the additional funding which has been sought and/or secured. The Foundation does not fund the following: endowments, capital campaigns, direct grants to individuals, political campaigns, legislative funding, or for-profit institutions.

Applicants should consider the following guidelines when applying:

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.

Applications for the 2019 Hidden Heroes Fund are now closed. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Past Recipients

Click here to see our 2018 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.


Click here to see our 2017 Hidden Heroes Fund recipients.