Serving, Supporting and Advocating for
Thank you for visiting the Florida Veterans Foundation and thank you for supporting our Florida Veterans.
The Florida Veterans Foundation was established to Serve, Support and Advocate for Florida Veterans. One of the Foundation’s main missions is to provide emergency assistance to Florida Veterans and their families who, through no fault of their own, are experiencing financial difficulties that cannot be resolved by the veteran or other veteran service organizations. We are, in a sense, an organization of last resort. We help when nobody else can or will.
Numerous Veterans we assist have service connected disabilities, medical issues that prevent them from working, are experiencing life changing situations such as death of a loved one, divorce, loss of income, etc. Many situations veterans face have the potential to develop into catastrophic situations, such as homelessness, if not resolved promptly.
Other important Foundation activities include:
- Operating and Participating in Homeless Veteran Stand Downs
- Guidance and information services regarding Florida Veteran Benefits and Federal Veteran Benefits
- Printing and distributing the Florida Veterans Benefit Guide
- Veteran Employment Information
The Florida Veterans Foundation is composed of an all-volunteer Board of Directors/Deputy Directors to include the Chairman and a small support staff of independent contractors including the Executive Assistant to the Chairman. The majority of the Foundation Directors are retired, military disabled veterans who donate over 40 hours per week of their time to assist and help guide Florida’s veterans through a myriad of issues facing our veterans today. Whether it’s access to healthcare, education, jobs, VA benefits or the like, our Directors are here to help. Several Directors are trained Veteran Service Officers who know the extent, the meaning and the application of laws that have been passed by Congress in the interests of veterans and their dependents. Our Directors know the rules and regulations adopted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to clarify and implement those laws.
Funding for the Foundation’s activities, such as our Emergency Financial Assistance Program, comes from donations received as a result of our fundraising efforts. Caring donors, who share the Foundation’s desire to Serve, Support and Advocate for our Florida veterans, help provide the financial means for the Foundation to assist our veterans in need. Please visit FVF Success to read stories about how Florida Veterans Foundation successfully assisted Florida Veterans.
All donor contributions are tax deductible and help to fulfill our mission to provide much needed assistance to our Florida’s veterans and their families in times of financial need, as well as advancing initiatives that support Florida’s veteran population. Consider helping a veteran today. Donate here.
In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in its proceeding should contact the Florida Veterans’ Foundation no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding at the Florida Veterans Foundation, the Capitol-Suite 2107, 400 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 or by telephone at (850)488-4182.
By order of the Florida Veterans’ Foundation, Inc.