Veterans Initiative

The Community Foundation of South Alabama would like to thank each veteran and family member of a veteran who participated in the Southwest Alabama Veterans Needs Assessment and the many community partners who have supported and promoted this effort.

The results of the assessment can be viewed by clicking here. You may also click here for veteran data that is currently available on SHARE Southwest Alabama.


In Spring 2017, The Community Foundation of South Alabama engaged a select group of veterans and community members to serve on a Veterans Initiative Advisory Committee.  The purpose of the advisory committee is to review the results of the assessment report and assist the Foundation with its strategy to address the needs of our veterans and their families.  Based on the advisory committee’s recommendation, the Community Foundation is proud to announce a funding opportunity through its Veterans Initiative.

Click here to review the full Request for Proposals (RFP).

The Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry in two funding areas:

1) Improving awareness of and access to care and support for veterans and their families

2) Behavioral/Mental Health Programs and Services, especially those addressing the underlying causes of substance abuse and/or substance abuse treatment

Click here to access the online grant portal to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI).

Important Dates:

August 10, 2017: Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Deadline at 11:59pm (CST)

September 6, 2017 (tentative): Notification will be sent to all applicants with the outcome of the submitted LOI.  Those invited to submit full proposals will receive additional information and instructions.  This date is subject to change depending upon the volume of requests received.

If you have any questions about the Veterans Initiative, the assessment or the RFP, please contact Carolyn Marston at or by calling 251-438-5591.