Military Family Support Working Group

A panel of MTSP stakeholders presented about the project at a Feb. 18, 2014 convening to unveil the MTSP Community Plan

The Military Family Support Working Group (MFSWG) is a funder collaboration facilitated by SDG that's focused on helping military families in San Diego County with the difficult transition from active duty to civilian status.

Military Family Support Working Group Members

Background

MFSWG began when, in early 2011, several SDG members started meeting to explore how they could collectively support local active military personnel, veterans, and their families. In 2012, the group formalized as a funder collaboration and focused their efforts on helping with the difficult transition from active duty to civilian status.

Current Collaborative Grantmaking
In 2017/2018, the Military Family Support Working Group is focusing on ending homelessness among veterans and their families. They are developing a grant to ensure veterans in San Diego County have one-on-one navigation of the system to more quickly and effectively help them be matched with and given access to housing that matches their needs. Funders may contact Megan Thomas at megan[at]sdgrantmakers.org or 858-875-3332 with any questions or to join the funding pool. Read more about the funding opportunity.

Nonprofits interested in applying, please note that this grant is not currently available. You may send your name and email to megan[at]sdgrantmakers.org to be notified when the application opens.

Military Transition Support Project

In 2013, MFSWG members launched the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP), an unprecedented year-long collaboration among San Diego's military, government agencies, elected officials, nonprofits, businesses, and philanthropic institutions. The goal of MTSP was to develop a comprehensive plan to better coordinate community resources for veterans, and to connect those resources to service members as early as possible in the transition from active duty to civilian status.

The resulting MTSP Community Plan was unveiled during a public convening on Feb. 18, 2014, and an additional year was spent securing the initial implementation funding as well as a Memorandum of Understanding with Navy Region Southwest to gain access to transitioning service members during their federally mandated transition classes.

In January 2015, a new nonprofit organization called zero8hundred opened its doors and began making the MTSP Community Plan a reality. MFSWG remains connected to the work of zero8hundred. Read More >

Listserv

Members of this collaboration may email one another using military[at]sdgrantmakers.org.

Resource

The Corporate Playbook for Supporting Military Families

Meetings & Materials

MFSWG members may click here to access past meeting materials.

Meetings are open to all staff, donors and trustees of SDG member organizations and other invited guests as appropriate.

News

Collaborations
January 6, 2015
Zero 800 is military talk for 8 a.m., the time when most suit- and tie-wearing workers arrive at the office. It’s also the name of a new effort to help military veterans settle into civilian life in San Diego County.

Resources

Report/Published Research

Military Transition Support Project Community Plan

Published: 
02/2014
In 2013, the Military Family Support Working Group , a funder collaboration facilitated by San Diego Grantmakers, launched the Military Transition Support Project (MTSP), an unprecedented year-long collaboration among San Diego's military, government agencies, elected officials, nonprofits, businesses, and philanthropic institutions to develop a comprehensive plan to better coordinate community resources for veterans, and to connect those resources to service members as early as possible in the transition from active duty to civilian status. The resulting MTSP Community Plan was unveiled...

Contact

Robert Foster
Director of Impact Investments
San Diego Grantmakers

Direct: 858-500-3630
[email protected]