The Home Depot Foundation: National Partnerships
We work with a powerful network of nonprofit organizations to deliver relief to those who need it most. Through grants and volunteer programs, The Home Depot Foundation partners with thousands of organizations to build and repair homes for veterans and those who are recovering from natural disasters.
Click on the organizations below to learn more about our partners.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.
The Home Depot Foundation is a long-standing partner of the American Red Cross and its nationwide network of chapters. Through the Annual Disaster Giving Program, The Home Depot supports communities with disaster preparedness, immediate relief, as well as recovery.
Community Solutions works toward a future without homelessness, where poverty never follows families beyond a single generation. They deploy the best tools from multiple sectors to help communities solve these urgent social problems. Their Zero: 2016 initiative is a national movement of 75 communities working to end chronic and veteran homelessness by the end of 2016.
Convoy of Hope
Convoy of Hope is a nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches and disaster response. More than 79 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope.
Gary Sinise Foundation
Gary Sinise Foundation honors defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. These include its R.I.S.E. program (Restoring Independence and Supporting Empowerment), whose flagship initiative is a specially adapted custom Smart Home building project for severely wounded veterans. Each home is customized to ease daily challenges and help restore independence with features like retractable cook tops, cabinets and shelving, elevators and more, all accessible via an iPad. The Gary Sinise Foundation is constructing these one-of-a-kind homes all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and family.
Habitat for Humanity International
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation and Habitat for Humanity International partnered to develop Repair Corps, a program that provides Habitat affiliates with the resources to repair the homes of veterans and their families. Through Repair Corps, Habitat affiliates receive the support to make the repairs and modifications to veterans homes that they cannot afford by themselves. Projects range from adding insulation and weather stripping to installing of wheelchair ramps and renovating bathrooms and doorways to accommodate disabled veterans. At times, the veterans homes may get help with larger repairs such as roofing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and structural improvements are also available. Team Depot volunteers are involved in many of the repairs made through this program.
Housing Assistance Council
Founded in 1971, the Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with headquarters in Washington, DC. Regional offices are in Georgia, Missouri, New Mexico, and California.
The only national housing and community development intermediary devoting all its resources to rural America, HAC is not a membership organization and works with all.
While working in every state and several territories, wherever rural need is found, HAC also has a special focus on the most underserved, highest need groups and regions, including Appalachia, the border colonias, the Mississippi Delta and Southeast, Indian country, and farmworker areas.
The Home Depot Foundation has very generously supported HAC's work with rural veterans. That work includes extensive data analysis and publication of a detailed report on rural veterans and their housing needs; loans and grants made to support affordable housing projects for such veterans; other grants vetted and recommended to the Foundation; training conferences in Iowa, Arizona and D.C.; a Capitol Hill symposium on rural veterans; other publications; and other work.
All of this activity is focused on developing, preserving, or repairing affordable homes for low- and moderate-income rural veterans, and on raising veterans' issues in the rural housing community. HAC is also focused on all affordable housing for veterans -- the homeless and near homeless, seniors, homeowners needing repairs, homeowners facing eviction, potential homeowners, and all kinds of renters.http://www.ruralhome.org/
Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors
Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of supporting our injured United States military veterans by building and remodeling handicap accessible homes to suit their individual needs one wounded warrior at a time.
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
The Home Depot Foundation’s financial and strategic support enables Meals on Wheels to repair homes of senior veterans across the country and engage Team Depot volunteers in a meaningful way.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) – a nonprofit organization governed by a 21-member board of directors – is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for thousands of homeless veterans each year.
NCHV is recognized as the nation’s leading authority on homeless veterans issues by several agencies and departments of the U.S. government, and has worked in partnership on projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
National Church Residences
National Church Residences is an innovative leader in integrating housing, health care and other supportive services for seniors, families and others in need. Thousands of people nationwide come home to the comfortable, affordable housing that National Church Residences offers. Headquartered in Upper Arlington, Ohio, National Church Residences is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and services.
Operation Blessing International is a nonprofit humanitarian organization dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. One of the largest charities in America, Operation Blessing provides strategic relief in 39 countries on an ongoing basis through core programs such as disaster relief, health and medical care, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, safe water and community development.
Established in 2002, Operation Homefront provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors. The Home Depot Foundation is proud to support Operation Homefront to help repair, rehabilitate and retrofit homes of wounded warriors. The Foundation also supports Operation Homefront Villages where the families of wounded warriors live free of charge while their loved ones receive extended medical care and rehabilitation – often for six months to two years – near major military and VA hospitals in Washington, D.C., San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, Calif. In addition to funding, Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, provides its time and talents to many of the projects.
Purple Heart Homes
Purple Heart Homes is a 501 c3 founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat wounded veterans that remain on a mission to provide housing solutions to service connected disabled veterans and their families. Driven by the belief that no Veteran should be left behind, Purple Heart Homes, together with community, is committed to ensuring quality of life solutions for disabled American Veterans from all eras.
Semper Fi Fund
The Semper Fi Fund and its program America's Fund are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for wounded, critically ill and injured post 9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), severe Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), burns, blindness, other physical injuries or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. We also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life threatening illness or injury. The Semper Fi Fund provides financial, emotional and tiered support as they navigate lengthy recoveries and transition from military back to their communities through the following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Rehabilitative Sports programs and more.
The Home Depot Foundation’s grant dollars support Semper Fi Fund’s Housing Assistance Program to provide safe, accessible homes to our wounded, injured and critically ill service members to increase their independence and overall quality of life.
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was founded by the family of a a heroic New York City firefighter who lost his life saving others on 9/11. The Siller Foundation provides a number of programs to assist firefighters, military veterans and their families. The Home Depot Foundation supports the Siller Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest initiative, a program to build a Smart Home for all military quadruple amputees and others who have been severely injured in combat.
Student Veterans of America
Founded in 2008, SVA is a national coalition of student veterans organizations, known as SVA chapters, on more than 1,000 college and university campuses in all 50 states and 3 countries overseas. These chapters are the "boots on the ground” that provide a peer-to-peer support network to help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Chapters are also catalysts for positive change – often advocating for veteran-friendly policies and bridging the civilian-military divide.
The Home Depot Foundation’s support has enabled SVA chapters to build or refurbish on-campus Veteran Resource Centers that serve a school’s entire veteran population. These centers are recognized as a best practice for improving student veteran success. Typically, they serve as SVA chapter meeting locations, study halls, group counseling centers, offices for centralizing on-campus veteran resources, and “safe spaces” that foster greater interactions between student veterans.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. Team Rubicon harnesses the skills of military veterans, offering them a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those impacted by disasters. Through continued service, Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. In its four years of existence, TR has responded to 60 disasters across the US and the world.
The Home Depot Foundation’s investment in Team Rubicon is being used to help the organization increase its U.S. domestic disaster response capabilities. In addition, Team Depot and Team Rubicon pool their resources of highly qualified volunteers to respond to local disasters.
U.S. VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The organization’s mission is the successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.
Volunteers of America
Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America (VOA) is one of the largest nonprofit providers of affordable housing in the U.S. with a focus specifically on veterans, low-income families with children, the disabled and senior citizens. VOA provides assistance to veterans in 46 cities in 20 states with programs that range from helping veterans access their federal benefits to providing job training and assistance in finding employment to providing housing and health care. The Home Depot Foundation supports VOA’s veterans’ programs by providing funding and volunteer assistance to renovate, repair and modify homes and transitional shelters, from garden style apartments in Los Angeles for veterans and their families, to transitional housing for homeless veterans in Detroit, to apartments for veterans with special needs in Miami.