Washington, D.C., — In an ongoing commitment to award grants to non-profit organizations that serve military caregivers, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced the creation 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. The fund builds on the grants programs created when the Foundation was established to help support initial projects being undertaken by the Foundation’s National Coalition of partners.
“Through the Hidden Heroes Fund, we will continue the Foundation’s tradition of investing in innovative programs and best practices that address critical gaps in support for our nation’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers,” said Elizabeth Dole Foundation Executive Director Steve Schwab.
Projects eligible for the Hidden Heroes Fund must directly impact the lives of military and veteran caregivers, and must fall within one or more of the Foundation’s eight critical impact areas:
- Community Support at Home
- Faith and Spirituality
- Financial and/or Legal Support
- Mental and Physical Health
- Military Family Support
- Respite Care
Use of the Foundation’s RAND study or other relevant research in the project’s design and implementation are also highly encouraged.
Grants will be awarded on an annual basis. Applications for this year’s grants will be accepted from Nov. 7-30, and grant recipients will be announced Dec. 15. Organizations interested in applying for grants from the Hidden Heroes Fund may learn more at HiddenHeroes.org/grants.
The mission of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is to strengthen and empower American military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives. Learn more about the Hidden Heroes campaign at www.HiddenHeroes.org.