MINORITY VETS EMERGING LEADERs PROGRAM 2020
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

COVID-19

Support & Resources

Find relief and assistance for Minority Vets members. Whether you’re looking for virtual events, financial assistance, or resources, we’re you’re home for support during this national emergency.

Financial Assistance

Minority Vets is able to provide financial assistance to minority veterans and their families, throughout the nation, suffering hardship due to the pandemic. The MVA COVID-19 Relief Fund accepts applications on a rolling basis.

the story of mva

Minority Veterans of America (MVA) is a non-partisan, 501(c)3 non-profit organization designed to create belonging and advance equity for underrepresented veterans, including womxn, people of color, LGBTQ, and religious minorities.

Founded in 2017 by Lindsay Church and Katherine Pratt, MVA aims to transform the narrative of the American veteran by building an interconnected community, fostering greater understanding of our memberships’ identities, and serving minority veterans through the development of targeted programming and advocacy.
Church and Pratt first began their work in 2014 through the Husky United Military Veterans where they built a Diversity Committee that celebrated the underrepresented groups within the student veteran community at the University of Washington.

MVA and its members are an intersectional movement of minority veterans and allies that represent the needs and spectrum of experiences of the minority veteran community, and have become a collective voice that is bigger, stronger, and more capable of fighting for change.
We advocate equity, respect, and justice for all minority veterans.

Together we’re building a movement…

who we serve

Minority Veterans Around the Country

5 Mil

Veterans of Color

2 Mil

Women Veterans

1 Mil

LGBTQ Veterans

1.7 Mil

(Non)Religious Minority Veterans

what we’re doing