The mission of Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans.
MVA is a 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans. MVA will receive grants for four key purposes:
- To change and shape the narrative and public image of the U.S. veteran to reflect the diverse backgrounds of our current and past service members. Through storytelling campaigns we will capture the perspectives of the underrepresented veteran to ensure that their stories are added to the tapestry of the American veteran.
- To build a community of minority veterans that becomes large enough and loud enough to create a new type of majority in the veteran population. We will do this through grassroots organizing, canvassing, collaborating with existing veteran and community organizations, and networking.
- To earn a seat at the highest tables of veteran leadership in the country in order to advocate for the unique needs of U.S. underrepresented veterans. As a non-partisan organization, we will work with current leadership and lawmakers to shape policy that impacts the individuals that we serve.
- To grow and mentor new leaders who will go out into the world and change the public’s idea of what a veteran is, what we look like, and what we represent. Through developing peer-to-peer mentorship and leadership programs, we will empower our members and ensure that they have the tools that they need to succeed.