MCCORMICK FOUNDATION AWARDS MEMBERSHIP GRANT TO THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VETERAN-SERVING ORGANIZATIONS (NAVSO)

August 16, 2017

Grant for NAVSO memberships will help nonprofits improve impact and outcomes for Veterans

Arlington, VA – August 16, 2017 – Acknowledging the wide-range of critical support NAVSO provides organizations supporting Veterans to improve services, resources and outcomes, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation awarded $14,000 for up to 25, two-year NAVSO memberships for its grantees.
NAVSO supports veteran serving-organizations, government agencies, funders and businesses to improve outcomes for Veterans within and across all communities. While many nonprofits and agencies have made great progress on issues facing veterans, far too many organizations are working towards goals without established and evidence-based best practices to fill important gaps. This often disjointed and uninformed approach leads to disconnected services, making it unnecessarily difficult – if not impossible – for veterans in need to navigate the services and resources they need.
NAVSO fills this void by acting as a central organization to help providers across the veteran services landscape to coordinate, collaborate and stay informed concerning evolving needs and leading practices.
“We’ve been nothing but impressed by the work NAVSO has accomplished in such a short time. Their resources offer our grantees and our community as a whole, rich opportunities for growth, service improvement and deeper impact as they strive to better serve veterans and military families,” said Megan Everett, Director, Veterans Program. “NAVSO’s robust data resources, learning and collaboration opportunities, and keen focus on transforming the veteran services community led us to invest in memberships for our grantees.”
“The entire NAVSO community is grateful for the McCormick Foundation for the resources and commitment to enroll their grantee organizations so they may better serve Veterans,” said Chris Ford, Founder and CEO of NAVSO. “The organizations are joining a robust and vibrant national virtual network of more than 2,000 organizations and more than 20,000 participants for easy collaboration and coordination and knowledge-sharing.”
As a result of this grant, NAVSO’s newest members include: Code Platoon, Dryhootch of America, Headstrong Project, Leave No Veteran Behind, and Illinois Joining Forces Foundation, among others.
About NAVSO: NAVSO is exclusively focused on transforming the veteran services marketplace to improve the lives of veterans and military families. Since 2015, NAVSO has accomplished this mission by providing essential resources to those who serve this remarkable community, fund their support, study their needs or employ them. NAVSO offers educational programming, provides direct consultation, hosts summits, commissions research, shares democratized data resources, and facilitates the evaluation of meaningful services. Learn more at www.navso.org