Infinite Hero can be thought of like an “investment fund” for nonprofit entities pushing the envelope on developing effective treatments for heroes’ service-related mental and physical injuries.
They grant between $25,000 to $100,000 per cycle, per year will be considered based on need and an approved budget. Funds must be applied directly to program costs and cannot be used for fundraising or administrative overhead.
Infinite Hero considers grants by Letter of Interest submission based on the following interests:
- Infinite Hero invests in and partners with like-minded 501(c)(3) organizations that create cutting edge technologies, methods, practices, or products which advance the front lines of combat against the mental and/or physical challenges faced by military heroes and their families.
- They desire societal benefits to Service Members of all branches, Veterans and their families dealing with service-related mental and physical injuries.
- Infinite Hero provides the seed money and support for innovative ideas, for a limited time.
- Infinite Hero looks to invest in programs that fall within five categories:
- Physical Recovery,
- Brain Health to include TBI and PTS,
- Suicide Prevention,
- Veteran Leadership, and
- Military Families.
- Existing or potential for strong organizational leadership/governance.
- Fiscal responsibility.
The follow is required of grant receivers:
- Be able to provide evidence of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Tax exemption status must be current at the time of letter of interest submission in order to be eligible.
- Provide programs and services at NO cost to active duty service members or veterans in the areas of mental and physical recovery from combat-related injuries.
- Demonstrate clearly outlined goals and objectives for the program and an evaluation plan that measures qualitative and quantitative outcomes.
Agree to submit an Interim Report half way through the grant year and a Final Report at the end of the grant year.
To read more about Infinite Hero Grants, go directly to their grants page.
Infinite Hero Generally does not fund:
- While these projects can be enormously beneficial to the heroes who participate in them, IHF does not fund service dogs, equine therapy, special events, camps or excursions. However, we might fund part of a project designed to develop a scalable model and/or expand out an effective intervention that has proven, measurable results for service-related mental or physical injuries.
- Travel, lodging, food, or other costs involved in getting our military heroes and/or their families to or from a project or service. We encourage grant applicants to seek such support from other organizations that may provide such funding.
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of religion, gender, race, ethnicity, political beliefs, or disabilities.
- Specific religious activities or beliefs organizations that require adherence to a specific religion or belief.
- Lobbying or political activities.
- Major research projects.
- Any commercial business purpose.
- Direct grants to individuals.
For more application information, go directly to the Infinite Hero Grants page.
Infinite Hero will be accepting Letters of Interest from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations until Monday, July 1, 2019 in consideration for the 2019 grant cycle.
Upon review, programs selected to move forward in the grant process, will be notified no later than Friday, August 1, 2019 with an invitation to complete a formal grant application.
Grant applications will be due in full, and in the requested format, no later than Friday, August 15, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Infinite Hero Board of Directors, on or about October 15, 2019 will determine grants, and funds to be distributed upon an executed grant agreement.
Announcement of the 2019 funded grants on or about Veterans Day, November 11, 2019.
Dates may be subject to change.
- Letters of Interst must include the following:
- Name, address, and website of organization
- Federal Tax ID
- Amount being requested
- Name of program with brief description (1 page)
- Target population (veterans, active duty military, and/or military families)
- Geographic service area
- Number (or estimate of number) of individuals served annually
- Program history, outcomes and successes to date