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VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant

The VFW Foundation is shifting its grantmaking focus for the 2021 fiscal year to provide urgently needed financial relief to VFW Posts affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many VFW Posts are unable to utilize traditional fundraising methods and are in dire need of aid. To better assists our Posts, the VFW Foundation is introducing the VFW Post Pandemic Relief Grant (PPRG). This is an opportunity for VFW Posts that own or lease their buildings to receive up to $2,500 in support toward costs such as mortgage/rent, utility bills, and property taxes. Posts will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible to receive funding from this program. These criteria can be found on page one of the application, which you can download hereApplications for the VFW Foundation Post Pandemic Relief Grant will be accepted starting Oct. 1


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Unfortunately, this shift in focus means we have had to temporarily suspend both the VFW Foundation Community Support Grant and VFW Foundation Grant until next year. Please email or call 816.968.1174 with any questions you may have.


The Home Depot (HD) has opened its Community Impact Grant for 2021


VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building. 


There are of course are no guarantees to being funded, but several VFW Posts have been awarded this grant.  


To begin the process, click on the following link:


The application must be submitted online using the posted hyperlink. Telephone calls, emails or written submissions sent to Home Depot will NOT be accepted, nor will you be able to turn this application in at your local HD store.


Please find the attachment "HDGrantGuide2021,” and carefully read the instructions before attempting to complete the application. NOTE: Home Depot Foundation has completely overhauled the application process. We have created these user-friendly instructions to assist you in completing the application, screen captures and thorough descriptions of how to complete each field are included. Deviation from this guide could result in the applicant being unable to submit their request.


Pay close attention to the Tax ID Instructions. You will use the Employee Identification Number (EIN) of your Post and upload the Post’s 501(c)(19) IRS determination letter at the end of the application. If you cannot locate the Post’s 501(c)(19) letter,  follow the instructions below under "Lost IRS Determination Letter” on how to request a copy from the IRS. 


If you receive funding it will come in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to buy materials at your local HD store. You will need to recruit Post members and/or other community volunteers as the use of contractors to complete your project is not permitted. The project must be completed within six months. You will also be required to submit a final report. You must be willing to include stories and before-and-after photos of the project. Failure to do so will negatively impact your Post’s ability to receive any future funding from The Home Depot Foundation.


After submitting the application, you should receive an email response after six weeks.  


Should you have any questions and or concerns, please contact Jason Couch, VFW Foundation Grants & External Relations Coordinator, directly at (816) 968-1174 or


Best wishes and good luck!