Between the complex array of government programs, the many nonprofits organizations that have been created to serve post-9/11 veterans, and a lack of understanding of the needs on the part of civilians, it is hard to know if veterans are getting what they need. This edition of What Funders Need to Know explores some of the unique characteristics and circumstances of post-9/11 veterans and why philanthropy should support the nonprofit organizations that are serving them well.
The Heinz Endowments is collaborating with the Institute for Veteran and Military Families and an alliance of Pittsburgh businesses to launch the Pittsburgh Veteran Employer Coalition.
To better serve veterans and their families, The Heinz Endowments has announced a $300,000 grant to the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) to create PA Serves.
Faced with the array of multiple charities ostensibly assisting veterans, how would a donor know which ones are legitimate, effective, and capable of delivering what they promise? More importantly, how can veterans know whether the charities...