Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

Current VDF Update

NOTICE (10-16-2020): "The VDF Large Grant Cycle is now open, October 16, 2020 beginning at 3:00pm through December 18, 2020 ending at 5:00pm. Please see below for details on how to submit an application."

NOTICE (07-01-2020): "The ADVS VDF Small Grant Cycle is open with applications being accepted via email at [email protected], July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021."

What is the Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund?

The Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund, established in 1999 by the Arizona legislature, has helped fund programs that benefit veterans and their families throughout Arizona. Arizona State law specifies that tax-deductible donations to, and monies held in, this account can never revert to the State General Fund. The assets held in the account can only be used to benefit veterans in the State of Arizona through small grants and large grants, each with their own documented application process. Click HERE to see Arizona statute 41-608 online.

How do I donate to the Veterans' Donation Fund?

  • Donate Online Now - Just Click the DONATE NOW Button

          Donate to an Arizona Veteran-supportive charitable fund managed by ADVS

  • Purchase an Arizona Veteran, Women Veterans, or Freedom Arizona License Plate for an annual $25 fee, $17 of which goes directly to the Arizona Veterans Donation Fund. Click HERE or on the license plate icons at the bottom of any page on this website.
  • You can also donate to the fund by check, mailing your check payable to Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund, to: 

Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

c/o Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

3839 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85012

How can my organization apply for grants from the Veterans Donation Fund?

Veterans Donation Fund (VDF) Grants of $5,000 - $75,000 (Large Grant)

All Requests for Grant Proposals of $5,000 - $75,000 must be submitted through eCivis, a cloud-based grants management system.

2020 VDF Grant Cycle $5,000 - $75,000

The VDF Request for Grant Proposal (RFGP) and a budget template can be downloaded from the published grant webpage on the eCivis website HERE. Upon completion of the RFGP packet and budget documentation, please upload all documents and any supporting materials using the eCivis site.

Proposals will be accepted from October 16, 2020 beginning at 3:00pm through December 18, 2020 ending at 5:00pm. For detailed instructions on applying for a grant from the VDF Fund using eCivis please review https://grants.az.gov/sites/default/files/media/Application%20Submission%20Guide.pdf, a downloadble PDF document, which is provided through a convenient link. 

For information or questions regarding grants of $5,000 or more please contact Jennifer Harris at (602) 234-8413 or via email at: [email protected]  Please do NOT use this email address to submit grant proposals; all large grant proposals MUST be submitted through the provided eCivis link.

Please read through the solicitation completely before contacting the VDF Grant Program Manager.

VDF Grants of $4,999.99 or less (Small Grant)

Is there someone I can speak to regarding AVDF grants?

Yes. Contact the VDF Grant Program Manager through one of these channels:

  • Telephone (602) 234-8413
  • Fax (602) 297-6687
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Regular postal mail:

Attn: VDF Grant Program Manager

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

3839 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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