Community Outreach Grant Program

About Community Outreach Grants

The MOAA Foundation Community Outreach program provides grants to MOAA councils and chapters delivering direct assistance to military families 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. Financial assistance is provided to military families and veterans of all ranks. MOAA has 400+ councils and chapters in 50 states. This program is supported by corporate, foundation and public donations.

The Program

To address this urgent need in local communities, 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 providing assistance to local uniformed service members and veterans, and their families, to improve their quality of life. Grants are awarded to MOAA Councils and Chapters delivering services-either directly or through partnerships with other community organizations- in one of ten 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
  • 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.

2024 Community Outreach Grant Program Grant Cycle

  • 2024 Maximum Grant Amount: $5,000
  • Grant Cycle: May 1 – April 30 (365 days)
  • Grant Application Period: Dec. 1, 2023 – Feb 29, 2024
  • Grant Scoring: March 1 – March 31
  • Grantees Approved/Announced: MOAA 2024 SpringBoard Meeting
  • Funds Available for Disbursement: May 1, 2024
  • Grant Budget Reconciliation: May 31, 2024

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. 

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