DAV of Minnesota Foundation
Providing the financial resources to support quality programs, services and projects for Veterans and their families across Minnesota.
The DAV of Minnesota Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that serves as the “Giving Arm” of the DAV of Minnesota. Since 2012 the Foundation has donated over $1.7 million in funds to support DAV of Minnesota programs and services, community grants and projects. Today, the Foundation continues to lean forward to support the ever-changing needs of Minnesota Veterans and their families.
Foundation Mission and Vision
Providing financial resources to support quality programs, services, and projects for Veterans across Minnesota.
Our Mission is to provide the financial resources necessary for DAV of Minnesota to support quality programs, services and projects for Veterans Across Minnesota.
- Integrity: To adhere to a code of the highest ethical standards as a non-profit organization while maintaining accountability and transparency to those we serve - as well as those who support us.
- Leadership: To plan strategically, act to sustain and grow the future of the Foundation and its assets.
- Service: To keep the promise made to the men and women who served, working tirelessly to empower Veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity.
Providing the financial resources to support quality programs, services, and projects for Veterans across Minnesota.
Member leaders with DAV of Minnesota recognized the need for a nonprofit function within the organization and in 1993, formed the DAV of Minnesota Foundation. The goal at that time remains what it is today; to provide financial support and ensure the continued services and programs for Veterans and their families. Through board action, the Foundation may also grant funds to projects and causes that advance the mission of the DAV of Minnesota, Department.
The Foundation was initially established as a 501(c)19, but in 2019 it received the formal designation of 501(c)(3), and is exempt from tax under Title 26 U.S.C., Section 501(c)(3). Contributions made to the Foundation are tax deductible pursuant to this designation.
Since 1993, the DAV of Minnesota Foundation has granted more than three million dollars to Veterans and programs throughout Minnesota.
Administration of the key business operations is conducted by DAV of Minnesota Foundation personnel on a volunteer basis.
The DAV of Minnesota Foundation supports Veterans and their families in Minnesota through the support of programs that promote their physical and psychological well-being. In order to maximize the direct support of these programs, the Foundation takes care to keep administrative costs low.
Members of the Foundation’s Board of Directors contribute to this objective through voluntary service, without compensation. They conduct all business with a high standard of ethics, applying their best efforts, skills and resources to ensure that both donors and grant recipients receive the care that they deserve.
Transparency & Accountability
The DAV of Minnesota Foundation is committed to transparency and accountability to its donors and Veterans. The Foundation has completed the Charities Review Council Accreditation (CRCA) process, making the DAV of Minnesota Foundation the only Veteran Service Organization in the state to meet the high standards of the CRCA. To review the Foundation and its charitable giving, visit our Charities Review page.