The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) is funded primarily by your generosity to support Texas Veterans and their families. The Veteran-serving organizations supported by the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance can be found throughout the state: from El Paso to Houston, Amarillo to Brownsville and many places in between. We would not be able to serve Texas Veterans without generous donors like you. Please help us continue to support the brave men and women who served in the military, as it is now our turn to serve them.
If you prefer to donate by mail, simply download the form linked below, print it, and mail it with your check to the address below:
Texas Veterans Commission
P.O. Box 12277
Austin, Texas 78711
Support Texas Veterans by:
BUY VETERANS CASH SCRATCH-OFF TICKET
Texas Lottery players can show their support for Texas veterans by purchasing the newest scratch ticket, Veterans Cash. The $2 game benefits the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.
Veterans Cash features over $9.5 million in prizes! The overall odds of winning are one in 4.41.
Since the first veterans’ themed scratch ticket was launched in 2009, the Texas Lottery has contributed almost $90 million for programs benefiting Texas veterans. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance makes grants available to eligible charitable organizations, local government agencies, and Veterans Service Organizations that provide direct services to Texas veterans and their families. With 1.7 million veterans spread across the state, these programs provide financial assistance, transportation services, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and housing assistance.
Players interested in finding the game in their area can use the Scratch Ticket and Retailer Locator on the Texas Lottery website.
Driver License Donations
Do YOU want to support VETERANS? It’s as simple as checking YES!
In 2013, the 83rd Texas legislature passed House Bill 633, authored by Representative Joe Farias. This bill allows Texans to make donations to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) when applying for or renewing a driver license or identification car at DPS driver license offices. Contributions made through this donation feature will help to support Texas Veterans and their families.
The donation option is available to customers who apply in-person at a DPS driver license office and during online transactions. Customers can only make donations when applying for an original or renewal driver license/identification card – not during other transactions such as changes of address or card replacements.
To find a driver license office near you, visit:
www.dps.texas.gov/administration/driver_licensing_control/rolodex/search.asp. Residents who are eligible and want to renew a driver license or identification card online, can visit Texas.gov.
Vehicle Registration Donations
In January 2012, a box for donations was created on the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) registration form as a result of Senate Bill 1635 by Senator Wendy Davis. All donations support the TVC Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) which makes grants to non-profit organizations and local governments that provide services to Texas Veterans at the community level.
Texas is currently home to 1.7 million Veterans, and that number continues to grow. As Veterans adjust to civilian life, the demand for needed services for Veterans and their families grows as well. The vehicle registration renewal donation program provides an opportunity for those interested in supporting Texas Veterans and their families to contribute to the FVA program.
Tweet TVC with hashtag #KEEPTHEWHEELSTURNING when you donate!
Through our new vehicle registration campaign, we hope to spread the word about this donation opportunity and substantially increase the grant funds available for organizations assisting Texas Veterans and their families. We ask you to encourage everyone who owns a vehicle to donate to the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance when registering a vehicle with the DMV. Over 22.6 million vehicles are registered in the state of Texas and if each person donated $1, the FVA would receive $22.6 million to assist Texas Veterans and their families.
State Employee Charitable Campaign
The State Employee Charitable Campaign is the only statutorily authorized workplace campaign for state agency and higher education employees throughout Texas. In 2015, the SECC marked its 22nd year by raising more than $8.485 million for charitable organizations throughout the state, nation and world.
Thanks to legislation that created the State Employee Charitable Campaign in 1993, employees of state agencies, junior and community colleges, and universities throughout Texas enjoy the benefit of giving to many of their favorite charities through an annual workplace giving campaign which features the convenience of payroll deduction.