MOAA Foundation Announces 23 Community Outreach Grant Recipients

MOAA Foundation Announces 23 Community Outreach Grant Recipients
Members of MOAA's Grand Strand (S.C.) Chapter participate in a Veterans Stand Down event in September 2019, where more than 250 homeless and near-homeless veterans received blankets, toiletries, socks, and other needed materials, along with medical care. (Courtesy photo)

By MOAA Staff


With support from Express Scripts, the MOAA Foundation will award over $84,000 to 23 MOAA chapters across the U.S. through its Community Outreach Grant program.


These exceptional chapters are giving back to the military community through programs that provide needed support, services, and recognition to servicemembers, veterans, and military families.


This is the foundation’s fourth grant cycle. To date, it has awarded 70 grants totaling more than $260,000. This year’s grant recipients are:



Program Description

Alamo (Texas)

Veteran transition assistance


Care packages for local/deployed military

Falcons Landing (Va.)

Direct financial support to veterans/spouses with urgent need

Grand Canyon (Ariz.)

Housing, food, and emergency financial relief for veterans in need

Grand Strand (S.C.)

Veterans’ emergency assistance and support for those facing homelessness

Greater Baton Rouge (La.)

Outreach to deployed servicemembers

Greater Dallas & North Texas

Emergency assistance for veterans facing homelessness

Green Country (Ky.)

Equipment for facilitation of mental health services for veterans

Hilton Head (S.C.)

Wheelchair bike for Veterans’ Victory House used by 220 veterans

Historic Mayport (Fla.)

Food assistance and support to active duty military families

Indian River (Fla.)

Critical home improvements for veteran homeowners unable to do repairs

Keystone Capital (Pa.)

Food supplies, agency and housing referrals, basic clothing and VSO advice

Luke (Ariz.)

Housing, food, emergency financial assistance

MOC of NE Wisconsin Inc.

Basic needs support to include housing, clothing, and food

Northwest Florida

2020 Armed Forces Day breakfast

Old Capitol Area (Ga.)

Lodging for families of veterans at the Georgia War Veterans’ Home

Olympia Area (Wash.)

School supplies for military children

Olympic Peninsula (Wash.)

A freezer and seating for homeless veterans’ apartment building den

River Valley (Ark.)

Completing Veterans’ Memorial Park, honoring those killed/missing in action

South Central Florida

Financial aid and food pantry supplies

Southeastern NC

Scholarships to veterans at local community college and JROTC seniors

Tampa (Fla.)

Art rehab therapy and assisting families of wounded during their stay

Tucson (Ariz.)

Housing and support services for homeless


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To be eligible to receive a grant, councils or chapters must meet basic administration requirements and be actively involved in the delivery of community services in one of nine areas of critical family need: housing, food assistance, employment, health (including behavioral health), family support, community reintegration, financial assistance, legal assistance, and transportation.


“This was the most competitive grant cycle we have experienced to date, with nearly 50 applications and very high marks from our judges,” said Amanda Centers, MOAA vice president of development. “We are very proud of the great work these chapters are doing in their communities, and we hope to be able to provide support for every deserving chapter in the future.”


Long-term sustainability of the Community Outreach Grant program is largely dependent upon individual MOAA member donations to the MOAA Foundation. Corporate and external foundation funding may provide additional funds to the grant pool. To make a donation and to learn more about the program and the MOAA Foundation, visit, or visit MOAA’s new online donation portal.

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