As MDVA identifies new initiatives to support Veterans and their families, or new and/or unexpected needs arise (such as the COVID-19 pandemic relief), Special Funding will be a valuable resource. MDVA is committed to serving the changing needs of today’s Veterans and donor support will enhance these efforts.
General donations to MDVA will be spent on special projects and initiatives to honor, memorialize and support our mission of serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. These could include but are not limited to supporting special events, commissioning/purchasing artwork, supporting pilot programs or supporting other campaign fundraising efforts.
Ending Veterans Homelessness
Donations will support our mission of ending and preventing Veteran Homelessness across the State of Minnesota. Donations may be used to provide Veterans with bus cards, fuel cards, gift cards for groceries, fund pilot programs, or other items deemed by the designated contributions committee as having a positive impact on achieving our statewide goal of becoming the next state to end Veteran homelessness.
Memorial Affairs Holiday Wreaths
The winter holiday season is one filled with many different emotions. It's a time when we join together with family and friends to celebrate together and cherish our time-honored traditions. Since 2008, with the exception of 2020, we have placed individual holiday wreaths at each individual headstone at our State Veterans Cemeteries as a way to celebrate and honor the memory of the loved ones who call our State Veterans Cemeteries their final resting place. The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to returning to this tradition but need the public's help in funding the purchase of 6,500 holiday wreaths to accomplish our goal. Your donation will go directly towards the purchase of holiday wreaths to extend our holiday celebration to our nation's heroes.