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The American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund was established to support nonprofit organizations that help veterans and their families through an annual grant program.

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In order to be considered for the Veteran Community Action Grant, the applicant organization must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing at the federal and state level, and must provide some or all of their services to the U.S. military veteran community. The organization must have an annual budget of under $75,000. Each applicant organization must also submit information about a veteran leader over the age of 21 who is closely associated with the organization. The veteran leader may be a founder, staff member, board member, or committed volunteer. The American-Made Heroes Foundation Fund Veteran Community Action Grant may not be used to serve people under the age of 21 or for addiction/recovery related programs.

Each year, Evan Williams celebrates being American-made and owned with the release of limited-edition American Hero bottles. Each label recognizes a diverse group of military veterans, named Evan Williams American-Made Heroes. They exemplify what it means to serve, and have continued to give back to their community through involvement with nonprofits serving the veteran community. Invitations to be featured as an American-Made Hero are extended to veterans we meet through the annual grant application process.


Applications for the next cycle of grants open:  May 17-June 18, 2021 Applications reviewed:   June - July 2021 Grant recipients notified of award: August 2021 American-Made Heroes notified of selection: September 2021 Public announcement of grants and American-Made Heroes: November 2021 Grant size range: $4,000 to $6,000

To see previous grant recipients, click here.

If you would like to pre-read the application, feel free to click the "Apply Now" button below. You may save your work and come back at any time.

Or, click here to print the questions to review on your own prior to filling out the application.