Welfare Fund

For more than half a century, the Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) , in furthering its mission, has provided financial assistance to veterans and their families. As more and more veterans are returning from the battlefield, our mission is more critical than ever.  We rely solely on generous contributions from individuals like you to help meet the growing needs of our veterans.

The purpose of the National Welfare Fund is to provide assistance in the form of grants to veteran members, their families, or a Ukrainian American Veteran post as aid in times of distress; also to provide gifts or grants to the Ukrainian men and women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States. Information about eligibility, grant amounts and the application process can be found in the Bylaws of the Ukrainian American Veterans National Welfare Fund.

Local post accept applications for assistance from needy veterans and forward the requests to the National Welfare Committee.  The Committee reviews the request and approves or disapproves the request on the merits of the application and the level of need of the individual veteran compared to other resources available. Assistance may be in the form of grants or short term loans.  If the request is beyond the ability of the UAV Welfare Fund, we will assist the veteran in applying for assistance from other sources.

UAV Members at Large should submit their application to the National Vice Commander.