Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

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Since 1999, the Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund has helped fund programs to benefit veterans and their families throughout our state.  Arizona State law specifies that tax-deductible donations in this account can never revert to the State General Fund, and the assets in the account can only be used to benefit the veterans of the State of Arizona.

The Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund awarded over $725,000 in fiscal year 2013 to veteran programs and initiatives throughout the State.  Here are some examples of how Arizona's Veterans are benefitting from the fund:

Grantee Project Description Awarded Amount
Arizona Hall of Fame Society A three part project, program, and event that consist of opening a Military/Veteran Museum to honor service in peacetime and during times of war. Identify and assist programs that are beneficial to Military members/Veterans and to hold an award recognition event to honor unique service of Arizona Veterans. $15,000
Arizona StandDown A three day event for Arizona Veterans to obtain direct respite, healthcare, housing, legal, service benefit entitlements, and administrative services. The event offers a one stop environment to engage veterans that are battling homelessness. $40,000
Arizona Coalition to End Homlesness Support of Project H3 VETS. Work with community partners, navigation teams, and local, state, and federal agencies, utilizing the process and practices learned during Project H3: Home, Health, Hope. $125,630
Arizona Coalition to End Homlesness Support of Project H3 VETS. Work with community partners, navigation teams, and local, state, and federal agencies, utilizing the process and practices learned during Project H3: Home, Health, Hope. $41,250
Catholic Charities A program that will help provide permanent housing to veterans and assist with startup costs for rent and utilities not covered by HUD VASH. $41,250
AZ MODD Charities A project to open a multi-purpose outdoor recreational facility at the Prescott VA Medical Center. The facility will support the treatment and rehabilitation of Veterans and Wounded Warriors. $35,000
Empowerment Systems Inc. he project is a collaboration of community partnerships that are veteran specific. Efforts would entail a final development of the Arizona's Military/Veteran Resource Network for website implementation of the much needed military skills translator for veterans to gain employability. The five core elements of the event include Cross-Sector collaboration of local, state, and national communication and coordination, Specific Guidelines for Care & Sector, Care Training, Resource Network website, and System Navigator Program. A two day Statewide Symposium in support of service members, veterans and their families. $85,000
Hospice of the Valley Salutes Veterans Project: Care and Honor for the Arizona Veterans at End of Life and Palliative Care Unit. To support an strengthen the capacity to adapt and expand services to Maricopa County Veterans with late-stage chronic illness living at home and engaging community veterans to volunteer. $70,000
Law College Association To continue the University of Arizona College of Law's newly established Veteran's Advocacy Clinic. The clinical program services multiple purposes: providing legal assistance to veterans and to the Tucson Veteran's Court as part of a legal-medical partnership; training more attorneys to be familiar with veteran's law; and attracting more veterans into the practice of law. $150,000
Tempe LULAC / Piestewa Memorial Two part program of reflection, remembrance, reflection, and healing to honor the fallen and their families. $6,500
TERROS Inc. A project that will provide resources and support to veterans and military families to effectively transition from military to civilian life. The project will address needs of rebuilding family relationship, developing healthy life management habits, including strategies and resources for managing depression and anxiety. The service continuum will provided an integrated approach for veterans to access health and behavioral health treatment as well as complementary and alternative medicines, therapeutic recreation, parent and family support and opportunities for bonding with family and other veterans. $81,000
United for Change A program that helps veterans experiencing homelessness and those at risk for homelessness. The program assists veterans with temporary housing, housing deposits, initial move-in costs, and supplies furniture and basic household items once permanent housing is established. $27,400
VMLC Charities A program that provides a financial safety net for veterans treated at the Phoenix VA Hospital. The assistance is measured based upon the social worker's evaluation and recommendation on the veteran's status and financial needs. A cap of assisted funds is set by a ruled exact amount and will be billed directly to the billing agency and not the individual. $25,000
Yavapai College Foundation This program provides services to assist veterans to obtain the skills, motivation, and support they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. The program is designed to assist veterans who are at risk of academic failure; to develop the academic and other requisite skills needed as a college students. Services include: educational testing, assessment and career counseling, personal enrichment workshops, peer mentoring support, and increased access of tutorial program to veterans outside of Yavapai County. $26,309
Total Amount Awarded:   $728,089

How can my organization apply?


Grants for $4,999.99 and less

A Request for Grant Proposal of $4,999.99 and less can be downloaded here.  In order to be eligible to submit a Request for Grant Proposal, your organization must first be registered with the State of Arizona's procurement system at Click here for registration instructions.


Proposals are provided in a PDF format.  Download the proposal, complete and submit via e-mail at [email protected] or fax (602) 297-6687.


Grants for $5,000 or more

All Requests for Grant Proposals of $5,000 or more must be submitted through the State of Arizona's procurement system at

Look up Bid # for Veteran Donation Fund Request, and acknowledge by clicking the orange link. Proceed and download the attachments. Complete the proposal and submit as instructed.

Grants for $5000 or more are issued once the department has published a specific grant cycle.

Note: Your organization must first register in ProcureAZ before you can submit your grant request.  Click here for registration instructions.

For information or questions regarding grants $5,000 or more please contact Yasmin Ramos at (602) 234-8415 or via email at [email protected]. Do not use this email to submit grant proposals; all proposals must be received through ProcureAZ.


ProcureAZ Help Desk Support

ProcureAZ Phone Support - (602) 542-7600. Phone Support is staffed Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, voicemail available at other times.


How can I help support Arizona Veterans?

You can support Arizona Veterans by purchasing a Veteran or Freedom Arizona License Plate.  For details click on the License Plate icons to the right.


Or you can make a tax-deductible donation to:

Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

3839 N 3rd St, Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85012


VDF Grant Program Manager

(602) 234-8415 office

(602) 297-6687 fax

[email protected]


Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

VDF Grant Program Manager

3839 N 3rd St, Suite 200

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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