Charitable Investments Program

The Bob Woodruff Foundation invests in programs that support post-9/11 impacted veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers.

Proposals must fall within one (or more) of our three core areas in order to be considered:

  • Education and Employment
  • Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Quality of Life

Programs considered for funding must:

  • Be administered through a non-profit organization
  • Demonstrate commitment and access to the post-9/11 military/veteran community
  • Clearly articulate an understanding of the issue(s) to be addressed
  • Be evidence-based and/or supported by peer-reviewed research
  • Establish planned and measurable program goals and outcomes
  • Collaborate with existing community resources and organizations
  • Provide solutions that complement services and resources provided by the U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs
  • Exhibit appropriate scale to optimize impact and resources
  • Demonstrate potential replicability to other organizations and/or locations
  • Plan for program sustainability

To learn about programs we have funded in the past, visit our Program Partners.

How to apply for funding:

  • During the open submission period of a grant cycle, follow the link below to complete our online proposal summary.
  • Throughout your proposal summary, please provide appropriate citations in the following format: (Author, YEAR).
  • After you have submitted the proposal summary, please email your current 990, supporting evidence, and sources cited in your proposal to Your proposal is not complete until you provide your current 990 and supporting documents.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your submission and supporting materials have been received. If you do not receive a confirmation receipt within 3 business days after emailing 990 and supporting documents, please resend materials.

Our application process is a rolling two-step process. After reviewing your proposal, BWF may invite you to submit a more detailed application for a BWF grant.

Please submit your proposal as early as possible.  BWF will review proposals and send invitations to apply throughout the proposal period.

Being invited to submit an application does not guarantee funding.  We will always consider more programs than we are able to fund.

The open submission period of our Fall 2019 grant cycle is now closed. Follow BWF on social media and subscribe to our email list to learn about future BWF grant cycles.  Our Spring 2020 grant cycle will open for submissions in late Fall 2019.

Should you have any additional questions, please email: