JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--The deadline for the submitting a letter of interest to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) grant program is December 10, 2012. Organizations that seek to enhance the lives of post 9-11 wounded veterans through programmatic activities aimed at improving mental health and wellness, exposing warriors to new opportunities for physical fitness and activity, connecting wounded veterans with their peers and communities, and enhancing economic empowerment and independence among wounded veterans are encouraged to apply.
“Wounded Warrior Project is pleased to continue our grant program with a new call for proposals to extend our reach to offer more services for Wounded Warriors”
From those applicants, Wounded Warrior Project will extend formal invitations to a select number of organizations to submit a full application by January 11, 2013. Grant proposals should reflect shared mission, core values, and focus in WWP’s four core programmatic areas: mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement. Funding will be approved for one year at a time, and grants will typically fall within the range of $5,000-$250,000, based on the number of warriors served and the nature of the opportunity or activity being funded.
“Wounded Warrior Project is pleased to continue our grant program with a new call for proposals to extend our reach to offer more services for Wounded Warriors,” said Steve Nardizzi, executive director, WWP. “With the grants we’ve been able to assist organizations that provide unique programs and services to injured service members, including adaptive sports, female veteran and military children services and innovative mental health programming.”
It is estimated over 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in recent military conflicts, another 320,000 have experienced a traumatic brain injury while on deployment, and as many as 400,000 additional service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Since 2012, Wounded Warrior Project has provided over $2 million in grants to over 33 different military and veteran organizations, in efforts to enhance the programs and services available to those returning home facing readjustment challenges.
For more information, and for more specific requirements on the grant program, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/grants.aspx.
About Wounded Warrior Project®
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.