Community Collaboration For America’s Veterans: Insights From Our Local Partner Self-Assessments
When veterans transition out of military service and face new challenges, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution waiting to greet them. The communities they come home to play a role in ensuring our veterans and military families have access to the resources and services they need to thrive.
To best address the current and emerging needs of veterans and their families, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) surveyed our network and published the results of the assessment. This group includes more than 100 veteran-focused collaboratives.
In our publication, we provide a data-driven view of how organizations are collaborating to serve veterans and their families across America. The responses we received point to important ways in which those organizations can increase their capacity to support America’s veterans.
These findings were developed using our Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool (LPSAT), which is made possible by a $4.85 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. The LPSAT gathers data about the needs of veterans—and about communities’ ability to meet those needs—from BWF’s large, engaged, and diverse network of over 100 Local Partner collaboratives, representing more than 3,000 organizations across 45 states.