2022 Spring Grants - Bob Woodruff Foundation

2022 Spring Grants

The following programs were awarded grants as part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s 2022 Spring Grants Portfolio.

Pathways to Housing DC
Vet Tech: Elevating Technology to End Veteran Homelessness Pathways to Housing DC is a renowned homelessness services provider in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Since placing its first client into permanent housing nearly a decade ago, the organization has successfully ended chronic homelessness and supported recovery for more than 900 Washington residents. During the pandemic,… Read More
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Larson House: Transitional Housing Program In 2019, the annual Point-in-Time count indicated that there were 7,976 individuals experiencing homelessness in and around the city of Chicago, and that about 10% of these homeless persons were veterans. The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans provides housing, supportive services, and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans… Read More
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Quick Reaction Force Over four million veterans served in the U.S. armed forces since 9/11, and many faced significant challenges during their transition from military to civilian life. Navigating the VA and the thousands of non-governmental resources available to veterans can be highly challenging and overwhelming, and inability to access care and benefits contributes to… Read More
Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. 
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program  Indianhead Community Action Agency (ICAA) is a recognized leader for ending poverty and creating sustainable communities in Wisconsin’s rural areas. ICAA’s VA-funded Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program provides emergency housing for homeless veterans and their families, as well as financial assistance and case management to assist veterans… Read More
Veterans Legal Services
Civil Legal Aid for Massachusetts Veterans The “justice gap” in America, defined as the difference between low-income individuals’ need for civil legal aid and the resources available to them, is significant. Consumer issues, including the need for debt management assistance as well as help to access disability benefits, unemployment compensation, and subsistence benefits such as food and housing vouchers, continue to threaten the… Read More
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
STRONG STAR Training Initiative The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience (STRONG STAR) is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium that develops and evaluates the most effective early interventions for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions. The STRONG STAR Training Initiative… Read More
The Warrior Alliance, Inc.
Veteran Legal Service Network According to the Legal Services Corporation, civil legal problems, from threatened evictions to bad paper discharges from the military are often the greatest obstacles to a veteran’s health, housing, stability, and productivity. In 2017, 71% of households with veterans or other military personnel reported experiencing a civil legal problem in the… Read More
The Mission Continues
Service Platoon Program The Mission Continues (TMC) empowers veterans, addressing their need to serve and demonstrating their talent and skills to the local community while also improving local communities and increasing military-civilian understanding and appreciation. The Service Platoon Program unites veteran and non-veteran volunteers to overcome obstacles in their communities. Groups of veterans work alongside… Read More
Swords to Plowshares
Outreach and Engagement to Increase Bay Area Veterans’ Health and Connection Swords to Plowshares is a community-based nonprofit that has provided supportive services and service connections to San Francisco Bay Area veterans for 47 years. The pandemic has isolated many veterans without family support, especially those who are most vulnerable. Swords to Plowshares recognized this… Read More
Move United
2022 USA Wheelchair Football League Expansion and Education Conference Move United, a nationwide network of 120-plus community-based chapters operating in 42 states, provides disabled individuals independence and confidence through sports and educational programs. In 2020 Move United launched the first ever Wheelchair Football League in four markets, with support from an NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and… Read More
HVAF of Indiana
Veteran Workforce Development Program The 2021 annual Point-in-Time count indicated 257 veterans were experiencing homelessness in Marion County—a 16% increase from the year prior. According to the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, the true estimate of the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Marion County annually is three to five times the Point-In-Time count, meaning… Read More
Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Removing Legal Barriers Program Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) address complex social factors affecting veterans’ housing, health, and well-being that cannot be properly remedied without the assistance of an attorney. The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center (CVLC) Removing Legal Barriers program addresses veteran homelessness by integrating CVLC’s free civil legal representation into (1) VA healthcare systems and (2)… Read More