Pillars of Freedom Grants

Since 2016 the Foundation has granted $4 million to over 130 organizations whose primary focus is improving the lives and communities of veterans, active-duty service members, and first responders. Those who sacrifice everything in the name of freedom. Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $125,000 and impacted more than 100,000 individuals.

Through an annual grant application, the Foundation Board of Directors and staff will vet, monitor, and discuss the impacts of local organizations before granting a gift. Because of the generosity of the Foundation Board and the operational support of the museum, 100% of all gifts are granted. Your gift of cash, securities, or a legacy gift makes these impact grants possible.

About the Grantees

2025 Granting Cycle and Application

The application for the 2025 Granting Cycle, for all San Diego-based non-profits serving Veterans, active duty, and first responders, will open in July 2024.

COMING SOON: 2025 Pillars of Freedom Grant Application

2025 Grant Applications – open in July 2024


2024 Pillars of Freedom Grant Recipients

2023 Pillars of Freedom Grant Recipients

2022 Pillars of Freedom Grant Recipients

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