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 window, 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 BWF will not consider your proposal before receiving current 990 and supporting documents.
  • You will receive an email confirmation once your submission and requested 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.

Those organizations that delay submitting a proposal may have only one week in January to complete and submit a detailed application.

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

We are now accepting proposals for our 2019 Spring grant cycle. We will accept proposals through December 21st, 2018.

Please click here to access our online proposal form.

Should you have any additional questions, please email: