Arizona Veterans' Donation Fund

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. The State of Arizona has created a portal to eCivis for users searching for State of Arizona grant opportunities. Please visit for more information on the eCivis program. 

  • Grants for $5,000 or more are issued once the Department has published a specific grant cycle. Apply for VDF grant through eCivis
  • For information or questions regarding grants $5,000 or more please contact Tera Scherer at (602) 234-8415 or via email at [email protected]. Do NOT use this email to submit grant proposals; all large grant proposals must be submitted through the provided eCivis link.

2018 VDF Grant Cycle $5,000 - $75,000

Proposals will be accepted from November 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. For detailed instructions on applying for a grant from the VDF Fund using eCivis please visit

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


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:

Attn: VDF Grant Program Manager

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

3839 N 3rd St

Phoenix, AZ 85012

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