Disabled Veterans National Foundation Awards American Freedom Fund Capacity Building Grant

American Freedom Fund (AFF) is honored to announce they have been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation. This funding will fuel AFF’s Athletics, Education, and Advocacy programs, all designed and executed to empower military service members and Veterans to live their best lives possible by creating an inclusive supportive peer to peer community, a sense of purpose, and opportunities for education and career growth. These AFF programs provide community engagement, a sense of purpose, and career growth opportunities to Veterans and active duty military members, with a special focus on the modern warfighters who have recently returned from deployment.

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant program provides grants to like-minded organizations who provide support to veterans and disabled veterans alike. The Capacity Building Grants provide support to our nation’s veterans and are awarded to organizations around the country who are addressing the mental and physical recovery of veterans.

Earlier this week, Don Bramer, Executive Director of American Freedom Fund, remarked, “The award of this grant means so much to me and the entire AFF family, as we’ve worked diligently over the past few years to ensure AFF programs are delivering meaningful and impactful services to address the needs of our nation’s men and women who serve, and have served, our great nation. This funding delivers the much needed fuel to help us achieve our plans to grow our mission programs and serve more American Patriots – the men and women who selflessly serve our country.”

Erin Gaian, Programs Director of Disabled Veterans National Foundation, shared, “The Disabled Veterans National Foundation team is excited about our new relationship with the American Freedom Fund team, and are honored to provide funding to help grow their mission programs and community impact. We recognize that there’s no one-size-fits-all protocol for how a veteran overcomes the mental impacts of serving in our nation’s military.  Our capacity building grants are awarded to organizations like American Freedom Fund who are delivering innovative programs to promote the mental and physical recovery of Veterans. We look forward to building our relationship with the American Freedom Fund team, and, together making a positive difference in the lives of men and women who serve.”

About American Freedom Fund

AFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving and empowering Veterans through athletics, education, and advocacy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation. Founded in 2016 by combat Veterans LT Don Bramer, MAJ Rob Miller, and Petty Officer Gabe Stecker, AFF’s mission programs focus on creating an inclusive community, a sense of purpose, and fostering education and career growth for military service members and Veterans. To learn more about American Freedom Fund, visit americanfreedomfund.org.

About Disabled Veterans National Foundation

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization providing critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded- physically or psychologically-after defending our safety and our freedom. To learn more about Disabled Veterans National Foundation, visit dvnf.org.


Donald Bramer
Executive Director, American Freedom Fund
(502) 386-0036
[email protected]

Erin D. Gaian
Programs Director, Disabled Veterans National Foundation
(202) 847-3051
[email protected]