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Our Work

The VetFund Foundation was created in 2006 to continue the work of the California Department of Veterans Affairs. In 2009, the VetFund Foundation became a stand-alone entity and incorporated as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Corporation 20-5195691 in the State of California.

The mission of the VetFund Foundation is to support projects and programs that enrich the lives of California veterans and their families, and active-duty service members, and to advocate for veterans’ issues in the state.

Projects and Foundation Grants

The VetFund Foundation is proud to have funded the following examples of projects with support in excess of $1,415,000.

  • 2023 75th Anniversary Reception of the Women's Armed Services Integration Act of 1948

  • 2016-2023 CalVet/VetFund Foundation’s Leadership Summit – 300 stakeholder leaders

  • 2021 CalVet Veterans Advocacy Forum from throughout the state

  • The Governor’s Inter-Agency Council on Veterans Affairs

  • Orange County – Hall of Heroes

  • F-Stop Digital Photo Therapy Program

  • New Directions – Chris’ Place: Home for OIF/OEF homeless vets

  • East Bay Veterans Fair – Support for homeless veterans' programs

  • American Legion Auxiliary – Provides postage for care packages sent to our troops

  • California Veterans Home, Barstow – Stand-up gardening plots for wheelchair-bound vets

  • California Veterans Home, Yountville – Assisted with funding for motorized wheelchair pushers

  • Troops to Teachers – Provided funds for the education of returning veterans desiring teaching careers

  • Mexican American Veterans Memorial Rehabilitation Project

  • Our Military Kids – Funds went toward supporting military families and their dependents

  • America at Work – Assisted with outreach for returning veterans

  • 20th Anniversary of the Vietnam Memorial – Celebration for Vietnam veterans Honor Flight Network

  • Gold Star License Plate Program – Assisted in recognition of families who have sacrificed the loss of loved ones defending our nation

  • Honor Flights – Sending WWII Veterans to see their Memorial in Washington, DC free of charge

  • Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Program

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