The SWVF announced grants to six non-profit members of the Southwest Veterans Chamber of Commerce who provide support to Veterans and their families and who have encountered serious impacts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among these impacts has been the requirement to cancel fundraising events that annually generate a significant percentage of the resources used to provide direct aid to Veterans and their families and execute their support programs.

Ryan Hilbun, President of the SWVF Board of Directors announced that “$500 grants will be made to:

He added that “we are pleased to be able to support these great organizations who serve our Veterans and their families every day of the year.”

Because of restrictions on non-essential activities and the desire to get needed funds to these organizations quickly, the SWVF will forego its normal practice of awarding these grants in public ceremonies. President Hilbun asks that “all members, supporters, and readers of this release assist us in forwarding this positive message throughout our community.”

Tom Sheets, Executive Director, added, “we thank all our SWVCC members and SWVF sponsors and donors who have made these grants possible through their generosity. We cannot do what we do without you.”

If you would like to donate to enable the SWVF to make additional grants, you can do so by:

  • Mailing your check to SWVF 3820 W. Happy Valley Rd., #141-455 Glendale, AZ 85310
  • Going on-line to
  • Calling 602.677.2961 with your credit card number

On behalf of the Veterans and their families who will ultimately benefit from your generosity, we thank you