Serving those who served us, as well as engaging the talents of our veterans and military families is a strategic priority for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Across the country, we regularly commit millions of dollars and countless volunteer hours to this mission.
Through our efforts AmeriCorps funded more than 1.2 million volunteer hours in support of veterans and military families. CNCS has awarded national service grants to hundreds of organizations in more than 400 communities across the country to serve the veteran
and military family community.
Examples of Our Impact
- Recruited more than 27,000 veterans to serve as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps members across 200 American communities helping other veterans and military families access benefits and services; obtain job training and conduct job searches; provide safe and affordable housing; and mentor and tutor children of service members.
- More than 500 Senior Corps projects and 8,000 Senior Corps volunteers serve at Veterans Affairs facilities each year.
- AmeriCorps NCCC provided service to over 76,000 veterans through more than 101,000 hours of project service contributing to energy conservation, environmental stewardship and conservation, urban and rural development, infrastructure improvement, and responding to natural and other disasters.
As a part of our Strategic Plan, CNCS has committed to increasing its focus and efforts for our veterans and military families. In addition, we are increasing our investment and partnerships with other federal, state, local, and nonprofits from coast to coast.
Wounded warriors, veterans, or military spouses can learn more about benefits of national service at our Serve Your Community
pages. Nonprofit or state entities can learn more about our competitive grants in our Build Your Capacity
section. And, if you are looking for community service opportunities to help veterans and military families in your neighborhood, please visit Serve.gov
Research and Reports
Report on Veterans and Military Families and the Corporation for National and Community Service (2015)
AmeriCorps Funding Workshop for Organizations Serving Veterans and Military Families