42 MOAA Affiliates Receive Grants From The MOAA Foundation

42 MOAA Affiliates Receive Grants From The MOAA Foundation
A 2023 Community Outreach Grant from The MOAA Foundation supported the Middle Tennessee Chapter’s effort to provide a retreat for caregivers. (Courtesy photo)

The MOAA Foundation is awarding 50 Community Outreach Grants totaling nearly $104,000 to 42 MOAA councils and chapters – surpassing last year’s records for the most grants and the largest amount awarded in the program’s eight-year history.


The grants support MOAA councils and chapters providing services to local military and veteran families — either directly or through partnerships with other community organizations — in one of 10 areas of critical military and veteran family need: housing, food assistance, employment, health (including behavioral health), family support, community reintegration, financial assistance, legal assistance, transportation, and crisis relief.




The 2024 grants will support veterans treatment courts, ROTC and Junior ROTC offerings, direct aid programs, as well as programs providing transition seminars, dental care, food assistance, housing, and therapy for veterans and their families.


“Our MOAA councils and chapters are paving the way for impactful, real support of the military and veterans’ community,” said Amanda Centers, MOAA vice president for Development. “Through the generosity of our donors, The MOAA Foundation is proud to support the work of our councils and chapters to ensure they can continue to make a difference in their local communities.”



The South Central Florida Chapter, with support from a Community Outreach Grant from The MOAA Foundation, provides food baskets to military families in need. (Courtesy photo)


To date, the program has awarded nearly 250 grants totaling more than $650,000 through its eight annual cycles. To learn more about The MOAA Foundation and its programs and how you can donate, visit charities.moaa.org.


2024 Community Outreach Grant Recipients

(*-affiliate received grants for two programs; **-affiliate received grants for three programs):

  • Alamo (Texas) Chapter
  • Arizona Chapter
  • Baldwin County (Ala.) Chapter
  • Cape Fear (N.C.) Chapter*
  • Catalina Mountains (Ariz.) Chapter
  • Central Florida Chapter
  • Charlotte Harbor (Fla.) Chapter
  • Coastal Carolina (N.C.) Chapter
  • Falcons Landing (Va.) Chapter
  • Florida Council of Chapters
  • Gen. Omar N. Bradley Mid-Missouri Chapter*
  • Georgia Mountain Chapter
  • Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Chapter
  • Grand Strand (S.C.) Chapter
  • Greater Baton Rouge Area Chapter
  • Greater St. Louis Chapter
  • Historic Mayport (Fla.) Chapter
  • Houston Area Chapter
  • Indian River (Fla.) Chapter
  • Keystone Capital (Pa.) Chapter
  • Lake & Sumter Counties (Fla.) Chapter
  • Lancaster (Pa.) Chapter
  • Lincolnland (Ill.) Chapter
  • Luke (Ariz.) Chapter
  • Middle Tennessee Chapter*
  • North Shore and Chicago Chapter
  • Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter
  • Northwest Arkansas Chapter*
  • Northwest Florida Chapter
  • Pensacola (Fla.) Chapter
  • Southeastern North Carolina Chapter
  • Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
  • South Central Florida Chapter
  • Southern Maine Chapter
  • Southwest Florida Chapter
  • Southwest Virginia Chapter
  • Star Fort (S.C.) Chapter*
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Chapter
  • Tampa (Fla.) Chapter**
  • Treasure Coast (Fla.) Chapter
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Chapter*
  • Whidbey Island (Wash.) Chapter


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Blair Drake
Blair Drake

As managing editor of Military Officer, Drake coordinates and edits content for the magazine, including the Never Stop Serving section.