Disabled American Veterans

Department of Georgia Foundation

Mission Statement

Organized in 2015, the Department of Georgia Foundation is dedicated to one single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. In an effort to fulfill that purpose throughout the nation, the Foundation awards grant funds to nonprofit organizations with programs or services that benefit service members of every era.

The Foundation generally supports initiatives that provide the following:

• food, shelter, and other necessary items to homeless or at-risk veterans;
• mobility items or assistance specific to individuals with blindness or vision loss; hearing loss; or amputations;
• qualified therapeutic or recreational activities;
• physical or psychological rehabilitation;
• education, training and career-readiness; and
• other forms of direct assistance as appropriate for short- or long-term relief for veterans, caregivers and/or their families

Though the specific needs of veterans from each era may vary, the Foundation has supported veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries, substance abuse issues, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and other physical or mental afflictions. Grant funds have allowed for veterans to secure meaningful employment, healthcare, housing, food, education, camaraderie, and overall support for the many challenges that service members face upon returning from combat. Through financial assistance grants, the Foundation enables organizations to sustain quality programming to millions of veterans and dependents each year.

The Department of Georgia Foundation has a continuous historical relationship with the Disabled American Veterans national organization. The DAV is made up exclusively of men and women wounded in our nation’s defense.