Aerospace giant Boeing has announced grants totaling $10.4 million in support of recovery and rehabilitation programs and workforce transition services for veterans and their spouses.
Grants were awarded to more than a hundred nonprofits, including the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, which will receive $500,000 over three years through its sister organization, Corporate America Supports You, to directly place fifteen hundred military spouses and two thousand unemployed and underemployed National Guards, reservists, and veterans; and the Independence Fund, which was awarded $250,000 in support of a peer-mentor program that provides mental health and well-being services to returning combat veterans. Other recipients include the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, The Mission Continues, Soldier On in Australia, and SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity in the United Kingdom.
"On Veterans Day and every day, Boeing is committed to supporting military members, veterans, and their families," said Boeing president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. "Our support of veterans and military personnel goes beyond Boeing products and services and includes investing in their transition to civilian life and engaging with their families."
For a complete list of veterans organizations receiving grants, see the Boeing website.