Our Grants

Since its inception in 2012, Infinite Hero Foundation has awarded more than $3.8 million dollars in funding and support to 28 different veteran service organizations offering innovative and effective programs or treatments for service-related mental and physical injuries. Please consider submitting a Letter of Interest (LOI) per the guidelines below for the 2019 grant cycle. Infinite Hero will be accepting Letters of Interest from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations now, until Monday, 1 July 2019, in consideration for the 2019 grant cycle.

 
We see IHF as an investment fund for nonprofit entities pushing the envelope on developing effective treatments for heroes’ service-related mental and physical injuries.

 

Funding

Program grants between $25,000 to $100,000 per cycle, per year will be considered based on need and an approved budget. Infinite Hero funds must be applied directly to program costs and cannot be used for fundraising or administrative overhead.

Criteria:
  • We invest in and partner with like-minded 501(c)(3) organizations that create cutting edge technologies, methods, practices, or products which advance the front lines of combat against the mental and/or physical challenges faced by military heroes and their families.
  • The return on investment we seek is not financial, but societal, benefiting Service Members of all branches, Veterans and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.
  • We provide the seed money and support for innovative ideas, for a limited time.
  • Infinite Hero looks to invest in programs that fall within five categories: Physical Recovery, Brain Health to include TBI and PTS, Suicide Prevention, Veteran Leadership, and Military Families.  
  • Existing or potential for strong organizational leadership/governance.
  • Fiscal responsibility.

Email all submissions to grants@infinitehero.org

Letters of interest must include the following information:
  • Name, address, and website of organization
  • Federal Tax ID
  • Amount being requested
  • Name of program with brief description (1 page)
  • Target population (veterans, active duty military, and/or military families)
  • Geographic service area
  • Number (or estimate of number) of individuals served annually
  • Program history, outcomes and successes to date
In order to be eligible for a grant from Infinite Hero, your organization must meet the following requirements:
  • Be able to provide evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exemption status must be current at the time of letter of interest submission in order to be eligible.
  • Provide programs and services at NO cost to active duty service members or veterans in the areas of mental and physical recovery from combat-related injuries.
  • Demonstrate clearly outlined goals and objectives for the program and an evaluation plan that measures qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
    Agree to submit an Interim Report half way through the grant year and a Final Report at the end of the grant year.
Critical dates of Infinite Hero Foundation's grant cycle:
  • Infinite Hero will be accepting Letters of Interest from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations until Monday, July 1, 2019 in consideration for the 2019 grant cycle.
  • Upon review, programs selected to move forward in the grant process, will be notified no later than Friday, August 1, 2019 with an invitation to complete a formal grant application.
  • Grant applications will be due in full, and in the requested format, no later than Friday, August 15, 2019.  Late applications will not be accepted.
  • The Infinite Hero Board of Directors, on or about October 15, 2019 will determine grants, and funds to be distributed upon an executed grant agreement.
  • Announcement of the 2019 funded grants on or about Veterans Day, November 11, 2019.
  • Dates are subject to change.
Infinite Hero Foundation generally does not fund:
  • While these projects can be enormously beneficial to the heroes who participate in them, IHF does not fund service dogs, equine therapy, special events, camps or excursions. 
  • However, we might fund part of a project designed to develop a scalable model and/or expand out an effective intervention that has proven, measurable results for service-related mental or physical injuries.
  • Travel, lodging, food, or other costs involved in getting our military heroes and/or their families to or from a project or service. We encourage grant applicants to seek such support from other organizations that may provide such funding.
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, or disabilities.
  • Specific religious activities or beliefs organizations that require adherence to a specific religion or belief.
  • Lobbying or political activities.
  • Major research projects.
  • Any commercial business purpose.
  • Direct grants to individuals.
I have read and understand the Infinite Hero Foundation grant eligibility requirements.

Proceed to complete a Letter of Interest