Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

Current VDF Update

Due to COVID-19, the VDF Small Grant program is limited to Small Grant applications for projects/programs/events that directly benefit veterans facing hardship due to COVID-19.

As of May 1, 2020 through July 1, 2020, ADVS will only be accepting VDF Small Grant applications from eligible nonprofit organizations that are providing COVID-19 related assistance to Arizona veterans.

ADVS has made available $50,000 in awards up to $4999.99 on a ”first-come, first-served” basis for those organizations providing assistance to veterans facing financial instability directly related to COVID-19. Grant awards will be limited to one grant per organization.

Eligible nonprofit organizations may apply for a VDF Small Grant, up to $4,999.99, for the purposes of providing assistance to Arizona veterans struggling financially due to COVID-19 to assist with groceries, utilities, rent or mortgage payments, and other essential expenses. 

Grantee must be a 501(c) charitable organization. Preferable to ADVS, Grantee has a primary mission of providing benefits to Arizona’s veterans and applicant supports, and is compatible with, ADVS’ objectives as determined by the Director.

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.

2019 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 (link is external). 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 17, 2019 through December 17, 2019. For detailed instructions on applying for a grant from the VDF Fund using eCivis please review the "Arizona Application Submission User Guide", a downloadble PDF document, which is provided through a convenient browser link. 

For information or questions regarding grants $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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