The SWVF announced the second of four quarterly Veteran Suicide Prevention Grants to four non-profit organizations. These grants are part of the SWVF’s campaign “$20 to Reduce the 20 in 2020.”

The program has two goals: First to embed in the consciousness of every Arizonan that when they see, hear, or write the year 2020, that they will think of the 20 Veterans who will commit suicide that day. Secondly to raise $100,000 to provide direct financial support to non-profit organizations working to prevent Veteran suicides. Three grants of $1200 each were awarded in April.

Ryan Hilbun, President of the SWVF Board of Directors, announced that “as a result of the generosity of many donors, we are able to award four more grants of $1,500 to these great organizations that are diligently working to reduce Veteran suicide.”

America’s Mighty Warriors. ( Honors the sacrifices of our troops, veterans, and fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency, and recovery.

Deep Sea Valkyries. ( Enhances the lives of Veterans through the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress and other combat-related injuries while assisting them in their transition from military service and introducing them to healthy outdoor activities.

Project Veterans Pride/James Walton Home. ( Provides a safe and well-balanced environment for the homeless veterans in transition as they seek permanent housing and gainful employment, and return as a productive member of society.

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center. ( Provides a holy place where veterans (and others) experience hospitality and renew their calling in the world, including hosting Healing of Memories for Veterans Workshop.

Tom Sheets, Executive Director, added, “we thank all our SWVCC members, SWVF sponsors, and donors whose generosity make these grants possible. We could not wage this fight without you.”

SWVF will solicit grant applications every quarter. The number and size of grants will depend on the amount of donations received at those times. You can help SWVF achieve its $100,000 goal and award more and larger grants by donating to our campaign:

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

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