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Bob Woodruff Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals

As you may know, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) provides Charitable Investment funding to programs within non-profit organizations that serve the post-9/11 military and veteran population, addressing challenges related to Education and Employment, Rehabilitation and Recovery, and Quality of Life. BWF is currently accepting proposals for the Spring 2019 BWF Charitable Investment grant cycle.  

How can you apply?

The BWF grant application process is a two-step process that includes an open call for proposals, which organizations can submit through the BWF website at the link below.  BWF reviews those proposals and invites selected organizations to provide a more detailed application for consideration. Although BWF will accept proposals through December 21, we review the proposals in the order received.  For that reason, those organizations that submit their proposal close to the final deadline may have only one week in January to submit a detailed application.

Who is eligible?

To qualify for a BWF grant, programs must:

  • Serve the post-9/11 impacted military and veteran community
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and access to the post-9/11 military/veteran community 
  • Clearly articulate an expertise of the issue(s) to be addressed
  • Verify U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) status
  • Demonstrate organizational sustainability and financial responsibility
  • Exhibit appropriate scale to optimize impact and resources
  • Demonstrate a logical intervention and measurable outcomes
  • Collaborate with existing resources and organizations
  • Provide solutions that complement services and resources provided by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs

Share with your community

Although some community collaboratives and backbones may not be eligible for these grants, you all have service providers in your collaboratives and the community at large, that might benefit from seeing this announcement.  Also, the Bob Woodruff Foundation prides itself on providing constructive feedback to all organizations that submit a proposal, so there is benefit to submitting a proposal and receiving some funder feedback! Those organizations most competitive for grants tend to be those whose programs provide direct services to the post-9/11 community.

To submit a grant proposal, refer to the following webpage: