Military Assistance Program (MAP)

The link between the VFW and the military community has provided over 4,000 grants to VFW
Departments and Posts for morale-boosting events since 2005, hosting more than 2.3 million military
members and their families at these events.


More than 2,900 units and ships have been adopted through VFW Posts since 2007. VFW National
Headquarters adopted the USS Cole in 2002.

Care Packages

Posts across the country show their support of America’s military by collecting and distributing
much-needed personal items for adopted units.

VFW Unmet Needs

This program administers emergency financial grants to military families to help cover basic expenses
like mortgage payments, childcare, food and more. Since 2004, more than 9,600 grants have been
issued totaling more than $10.8 million.

VFW "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship”

Introduced in 2013, this program awards scholarships of up to $5,000 to qualifying veterans and
service members. The program has provided more than 1,287 scholarships totaling $5.7 million.

1 Student Veteran

Enacted in 2013, this program offers direct assistance to student veterans who have questions or are
experiencing problems accessing their VA benefits.