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Previous SOT Grant Recipients

2018

Cycle 2

Fishing for Life, Inc.
Fishing for Life will use this grant to expand their Next Gen Program which will serve 10 youth of Minnesota Veterans at no charge by matching them with a Fishing for Life volunteer guide.

Middle River Veterans Outdoors, Inc.
Middle River Veterans Outdoors, Inc. will use this grant to provide differently-abled Veterans and family members outdoor fishing and hunting experiences with the aid of a tracked wheelchair.

Honor Flight Twin Cities
Honor Flight Twin Cities will cover the cost of airfare for 75 Minnesota WWII and Korean Veterans to visit the memorials dedicated to their service in Washington, D.C. 

23rd Veteran
23rd Veteran will use this grant for their 23V Recon Project which will provide Veterans in the seven-county Metro area and greater Minnesota a 14-week transition course designed to retrain Veterans’ brains to associate negative triggers with positive events. 

Region Five Development Commission
Region Five Development Commission will use this grant for the VetCSA Program (Community Supported Agriculture), locally grown healthy twice-monthly food shares as well as recipes, cooking demos and nutrition education. This no-cost program will be provided to 50 food-deprived Veterans and their families living in the five-county area which includes Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena Counties.

Cycle 1

NightWare Inc.
NightWare LogoNightWare Inc. will use this grant to support a 50-person clinical trial at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System for Veterans who suffer from Post-traumatic stress disorder related sleep disturbance and trauma related nightmares. The study will provide preliminary estimates of safety and efficacy of the NightWare’s digital therapeutic system for the treatment of nightmare disorders.

YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities
The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities will use this grant to expand the Veterans Rendezvous program to four additional locations throughout the Twin Cities.

Believet – Canine Service Partners, Inc.
Believet LogoBelievet TM will use this grant to provide trained service dogs, free of charge to Veterans suffering from combat-related injuries or disabilities.

Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans
Eagle Group of Minnesota Veterans will use this grant to expand the "Battle Buddy" coaching program throughout the Twin Cities.

2017

Cycle 1

Community Action Partnership – Hennepin County
Community Action Partnership received $90,000 to provide case management assistance and rental subsidies for Veterans and their families who are at risk of eviction.

Every Third Saturday, Inc.
Every Third Saturday received $50,000 to provide case management assistance for Veterans and their families who have made recent positive changes in their life, such as exiting homelessness, or completing a mental health or a substance abuse program.

Freedom Flight, Inc.
Freedom Flight, Inc. received $37,500 to purchase a mobility impaired/accessible hot air balloon basket, trailer, and other related equipment.

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe received $100,000 to purchase a handicapped accessible van to transport wheelchair bound Veterans, and other Veterans, to various US Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.

2016

Cycle 2

Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota received $45,000 to provide in-home counseling, consultation and coaching for immediate family members caring for Veterans and/or Veterans caring for their family members. The term of this grant is one year.

Fishing For Life
Fishing for Life received $20,000 to provide opportunities for Veterans (and/or family members) to participate in various outdoor recreation activities. The term of this grant is one year.

Cycle 1

Ars Bellum Foundation
Ars Bellum Foundation (ABF) received $18,515 to provide, at no cost to Veterans, eight week Art Therapy Sessions with a certified art therapist to help reduce symptoms of (PTSD). The term of this grant is 18 months.

Pets Loyal 2 Vets
Pets Loyal 2 Vets (PL2V) received $65,000 to provide highly trained companion, service and therapy dogs - free of cost -to Minnesota Veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or sexual assault trauma. The term of this grant is two years.

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