42 MOAA Affiliates Receive Grants From The MOAA Foundation

42 MOAA Affiliates Receive Grants From The MOAA Foundation
The Middle Tennessee Chapter was one of more than 40 MOAA affiliates that received a Community Outreach Grant from The MOAA Foundation in 2023 to support local community programs. (Courtesy photo)

The MOAA Foundation is awarding 46 Community Outreach Grants totaling $90,076 to 42 MOAA affiliates – the most grants and the largest amount awarded in the program’s seven-year history.


The grants support MOAA councils and chapters providing services to local military and veteran families — either directly or through partnerships with other community organizations — in one of 10 areas of critical military and veteran family need: housing, food assistance, employment, health (including behavioral health), family support, community reintegration, financial assistance, legal assistance, transportation, and crisis relief.




Art therapy for veterans, an Alzheimer's disease and dementia education summit, funeral expenses for veterans, foodbanks for active duty military families, and transition seminars are among the impactful programs the 2023 grants will support.


“We continue to be impressed by the quality of the programs in our grant applications,” said Amanda Centers, MOAA vice president for Development. “MOAA chapters across the U.S. are making a real difference in the lives of members of the military community. We appreciate their work and efforts to never stop serving members of the uniformed services community from all ranks and branches of service. We also thank our donors. These grants would not be possible without their generosity.”


To date, the Community Outreach Grant program has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling more than $550,000 through its seven annual cycles. To learn more about The MOAA Foundation and its programs and how you can donate, visit charities.moaa.org.


The 2023 Community Outreach Grant recipients (*-affiliate received grants for two programs):

  • Arizona Chapter
  • Bella Vista (Ark.) Chapter
  • Cape Canaveral (Fla.) Chapter
  • Catalina Mountains (Ariz.) Chapter
  • Central Florida Chapter
  • Chattanooga (Tenn.) Chapter
  • Coastal Carolina (N.C.) Chapter
  • Colorado Council of Chapters
  • Columbia River (Wash.) Chapter
  • Falcons Landing (Va.) Chapter
  • First Flight (N.C.) Chapter
  • General Omar N. Bradley Mid-Missouri Chapter
  • Grand Strand (S.C.) Chapter
  • Greater Baton Rouge Area (La.) Chapter
  • Greater Granbury (Texas) Chapter
  • Greater St. Louis (Mo.) Chapter
  • Green Valley (Ariz.) Chapter
  • High Country (N.C.) Chapter
  • Hilton Head Area (S.C.) Chapter
  • Historic Mayport (Fla.) Chapter
  • Indian River County (Fla.) Chapter
  • Lincoln Land (Ill.) Chapter
  • Luke (Ariz.) Chapter
  • *Middle Tennessee Chapter
  • Nassau County (Fla.) Chapter
  • New River (N.C.) Chapter
  • *Northwest Arkansas Chapter
  • *Northwest Florida Chapter
  • Pikes Peak (Colo.) Chapter
  • Silver Strand (Calif.) Chapter
  • Solano County (Calif.) Chapter
  • South Alabama Chapter
  • South Central Florida Chapter
  • Southeast Idaho Chapter
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
  • Southwest Florida Chapter
  • St. Petersburg Area (Fla.) Chapter
  • *Tampa (Fla.) Chapter
  • The Star Fort (S.C.) Chapter
  • Treasure Coast (Fla.) Chapter
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Chapter
  • Whidbey Island (Wash.) Chapter

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Blair Drake
Blair Drake

As managing editor of Military Officer, Drake coordinates and edits content for the magazine, including the Never Stop Serving section.