We’re living in uncertain times, and the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation wants local veterans to know that we’re here to help if you need us. Through our grant program, we can provide up to $2,000 to Veterans living in Douglas County who are in desperate need of funds to pay for basic living expenses, including rent and mortgage assistance, utilities, and other bills. Go to our Grant Application page to download our grant application or complete and submit the online grant application. Also, visit our Veterans Resources page that can also connect you with other organizations that can help. And if you’re thinking of ways to help your neighbors right here in your community, consider donating to the DCVMF today. Please stay safe and healthy.
Now that the monument construction is complete, the DCVMF’s goal is to become a valuable resource that directly supports our home town heroes: local veterans.
We are currently accepting applications for our new Veterans Assistance Grant program. The grant program is designed to lend a helping hand for ADA home modifications, funeral expenses, service dogs, or anywhere else a service gap exists.
The Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation is a Colorado 501(c)3 Non-Profit formed to construct a monument and gathering place for all of our past, present and future veterans. There will always be a need to maintain our award winning monument and plaza, keeping it a beautiful gathering place for our community to honor and pay tribute to their friends and family members who have served. The DCVMF is an all volunteer board dedicated to putting the needs of our veterans at the forefront.
The Monument is located at the corner of 4th and Wilcox Street in downtown Castle Rock. Freedoms Keeper sits atop a 5’ granite pedestal with each of the six service seals, a tribute to our veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The colorful stones in the wall that hold each of the service flags and the POW flag are from the Historic Court House that burned down in 1978.
With over 20,000 veterans in Douglas County, our vision is to become a valuable resource to our very own hometown heroes; our veterans. We’ve established a Veterans Assistance Grant program, for all eligible veterans to provide a hand up. While the government and other non-profits provide numerous resources, our once per lifetime Veterans Assistance Grants are awarded up to $2,000 and are designed to help where there may be a gap or where the other programs may be falling short.
We’re looking for you!
If you are a Douglas County Veteran, and could use additional resources and think we may be able to help, please visit our Grant Application page for more information on how to qualify for a Veterans Assistance Grant up to $2,000, which are awarded for similar, but not limited to, the following areas.
• Areas of hardship
• Quality of life
• Transportation Assistance
Would you like to help?
Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation is always in need of help in various forms. Whether it’s volunteering at an event, providing resources or services to our Veterans or by making a donation, we wouldn’t be able to make this possible without the help of our community, THANK YOU! If you’re interested in volunteering or have a service or resource you would like to offer, please visit our Volunteer with Us page.
The Board of Directors of the DCVMF has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Veterans Golf Tournament from May 13th until July 29th. We recognize that these are uncertain and unprecedented times for us all. Unfortunately, we feel that even if the current restrictions are lifted soon, we wouldn’t have time to put together a full field of golfers or be able to provide an experience that our golfers and supporters have become accustomed to. We feel it is important to heed the warnings of our state and federal leaders, while supporting the requests from our county and other local officials to follow the social distancing guidelines they have enacted.
We also recognize that many of our sponsors are struggling as well to stay afloat during this time. We feel that it is the prudent choice to do what is best for our stakeholders, both sponsors and veterans. While the golf tournament is our largest fundraiser, we are confident that we will be able to maintain our operations during this time and continue to be there for our local veterans. Once we determine that our region is through this shut down, and the golf courses are allowed to reopen, we will begin to spool up for the new date. In the event this continues through the remainder of the summer, we will make the determination to cancel all together by mid May.
We tried to wait as long as we could to make this decision. We understand that time is critical to those businesses struggling today though.
We hope that you and your family are healthy and doing well during this time. If there is any way that the DCVMF can help you or anyone you know, please don’t hesitate to reach out.