2017 Grants Given

Theme: Supporting Veterans

Everyone For Veterans

In 2008, Dr. Theresa Cheng became a health care army-of-one, providing vets and their caregivers free dental care (which most do not get from the VA). Responding to her outreach, 300 dentists and other care givers stepped up alongside her providing volunteer health services to our low-income combat veterans.

With a $10K grant, Act of Giving is ecstatic to be an initial funder of Dr. Cheng’s new non-profit, Everyone for Veterans, and join them in serving vets.

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

A River Runs Through It! Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing provides physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities.

AoG’s Patrick Gerding hands off $10K for Chuck Tye and Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing.

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The Soldiers Project

Andrea Schmitt, Executive Director of The Soldiers Project holds AoG’s 2017 $10K grant supporting TSP’s work in Washington State. The Soldiers Project provides free, confidential and unlimited mental health services to any active duty service member or veteran who has served since September 11, 2001, and to their families.

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Operation Military Family Cares

Michael Van Sant hands off AoG’s $5K grant to Mike Shindler of Operation Military Family Cares. OMFC provides active military, vets and their families resources and support in securing stable housing, finding employment and building healthy relationships. The grant will specifically cover college costs and related expenses.

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