2024 Community Outreach Grant Program
About Community Outreach Grants
The MOAA Foundation Community Outreach program provides grants to MOAA's 400+ councils and chapters in all 50 states delivering direct assistance to military families and veterans of all ranks in their local communities in ten areas of critical military and veteran family need. A number of MOAA councils and chapters nationwide are engaged in this type of very real, high-impact, community work. This program is supported by corporate, foundation and public donations.
The MOAA Foundation Community Outreach program leverages the power of the nationwide MOAA Council/Chapter network. It offers grants to MOAA Councils and Chapters directly involved in assisting local uniformed service members and veterans, and their families, to improve their quality of life. Grants up to $5,000 are awarded to MOAA councils and chapters delivering services ― either directly or through partnerships with other community organizations ― in one of ten areas of 10 critical military and veteran family need:
- Food Assistance
- Health (including Behavioral Health)
- Family Support
- Community Reintegration
- Financial Assistance
- Legal Assistance
- Crisis Relief
To qualify for a grant, the MOAA council/chapter must either deliver the services directly or must occupy a leadership position (council, board, committee member, etc.) of a local community collaboration delivering these types of services. MOAA councils/chapters are solely responsible for ensuring all MOAA Foundation grant funds are disbursed only in support of programs and services approved by the grant criteria and falling within one or more of the ten critical areas of need listed above.
Before Applying for a Grant
MOAA councils or chapters interested in applying for a Community Outreach Grant need to review the following information before applying.
- 2024 Grant Criteria Information (PDF)
- 2024 Grant Practice Application Worksheet (Microsoft Word)
- Application Webinar Video
- Grant Fund Usage Report
Items of Note for Applicants
- Your Community Outreach Grant log-in credentials are separate from your MOAA membership credentials.
- For questions, please contact the Member Service Center at (800) 234-6622, or email firstname.lastname@example.org