Teen from Washington in the Running to Win a $30,000 Scholarship from the VFW!


Dear Traci,


It’s incredibly inspiring to hear high school students take pride in America.


Young people all across the nation recorded audio essays on “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” for the Voice of Democracy competition. One winner from each state has been chosen and now qualifies for the grand prize — a $30,000 scholarship!


Listen to the top essays, including the winner from Washington.

The grand-prize winner will be announced live on the VFW's Facebook page during the virtual Parade of Winners event, April 1, at 7 p.m. CDT.


Help us celebrate the next generation of proud Americans as they compete for more than $2.1 million total in scholarships and incentives. Please share the audio clips with your family and friends.

Thank you for supporting these patriotic teens!

VFW Announces Annual Publications Contest

Submissions to National must be postmarked by April 1

Submissions for Department Contest must arrive at Dept. Headquarters by

March 10

Click here for more details.

The Home Depot (HD) has opened its Community Impact Grant for 2021


VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction projects at their Post building. 


There are of course are no guarantees to being funded, but several VFW Posts have been awarded this grant.  


To begin the process, click on the following link:




The application must be submitted online using the posted hyperlink. Telephone calls, emails, or written submissions sent to Home Depot will NOT be accepted, nor will you be able to turn this application in at your local HD store.


Please find the attachment “HDGrantGuide2021,” and carefully read the instructions before attempting to complete the application. NOTE: Home Depot Foundation has completely overhauled the application process. We have created these user-friendly instructions to assist you in completing the application, screen captures and thorough descriptions of how to complete each field are included. Deviation from this guide could result in the applicant being unable to submit their request.


Pay close attention to the Tax ID Instructions. You will use the Employee Identification Number (EIN) of your Post and upload the Post’s 501(c)(19) IRS determination letter at the end of the application. If you cannot locate the Post’s 501(c)(19) letter,  follow the instructions below under “Lost IRS Determination Letter” on how to request a copy from the IRS.


If you receive funding it will come in the form of Home Depot gift cards that can be used to buy materials at your local HD store. You will need to recruit Post members and/or other community volunteers as the use of contractors to complete your project is not permitted. The project must be completed within six months. You will also be required to submit a final report. You must be willing to include stories and before-and-after photos of the project. Failure to do so will negatively impact your Post’s ability to receive any future funding from The Home Depot Foundation.

After submitting the application, you should receive an email response after six weeks.  

Should you have any questions and or concerns, please contact Jason Couch, VFW Foundation Grants & External Relations Coordinator, directly at (816) 968-1174 or jcouch@vfw.org.


Best wishes and good luck!