Veteran Suicide Prevention Grant Program
- On average, 20 Veterans commit suicide daily
- 70% of those Veterans were not in the Veterans Administration (VA) care system
- Arizona has the sixth highest Veteran suicide rate of the 50 states
- Arizona Veterans are three times more likely to commit suicide than non-Veterans
- In 2018 the VA only spent 24% of the money appropriated for Veteran Suicide prevention community outreach
- Despite all that has been said and done to attack this epidemic, Veteran suicide deaths continue to increase.
To be eligible for the SWVF Veteran Suicide Prevention Grants, organizations must be IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organizations.
Additionally, they must:
- Be a legal entity in good standing in the state of Arizona for at least three years.
- Have established programs in place that are directly targeted to preventing Veteran suicide or assisting families who suffer a Veteran suicide.
- Be able to demonstrate the administration, participation, and results of its programs and operations.
The application for the 2020-1 Veteran Suicide Grant Program is attached. It is also available on our website. Applications must arrive at SWVF by March 31,
2020 and contain all necessary documents and documentation.
Completed applications with all required documentation must be submitted in a single package:
Southwest Veterans Foundation
Attn: Veteran Suicide Prevention Committee
3820 W. Happy Valley Rd., # 141-455
Glendale, AZ 85310
March 7, 2020
March 31, 2020
April 10, 2020
Announcement and application form released.
Applications due (late applications will be held for the next cycle of awards).
Grant awards announced