PROVE - Our Funders (Past and Present)

Project for Return and Opportunity in Veterans' Education would not exist in its current form without assistance and support from our generous funders. The investment by our community partners has kept the PROVE mission going since 2007; allowing us to expand our mission to 7 separate CUNY campuses in 2012 through the spring of 2016.

We are continuing our push to ensure that our veteran students receive the support, community involvement, and services that assist in their transition from the battleground to the classroom. Each contribution to the PROVE project has furthered this goal and allowed us to continue honoring those who have served as they enter a new stage in their lives.

To our funders, thank you for all of your support. We would not be able to do this without you. Your commitment, passion, and investment in our veterans' futures are a critical component that keeps our project moving foward.

City University of New York and the CUNY Office of Veterans' Affairs (CUNY/COVA)

"The City University of New York (CUNY) welcomes and supports veterans and reservists on its campuses and recognizes the contribution that they make as citizens and students. CUNY is proud of the level of diversity and academic excellence that our 3,000 veterans and reservists bring to our campuses." ...Read more...


ACE Walmart


"March 10, 2010: The Hunter School of Social Work has won a $100,000 Success for Veterans Award grant from the American Council on Education (ACE) and Wal-Mart. The grant will support Hunter’s ongoing efforts to reach out to veterans on campus, educate them on the variety of benefits available, and keep them in school." Read More...


The Robin Hood Foundation


"Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization, and since 1988 has focused on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York's poorest neighborhoods. Since its founding, Robin Hood has raised more than $2.5 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training programs and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives. In addition, Robin Hood's board of directors pays all administrative, fundraising and evaluation costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to organizations helping New Yorkers in need." Read More about Robin Hood and their mission.


Bob Woodruff Foundation


Statement: "This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which is dedicated to ensuring that impacted service members, veterans, and their families make a successful transition."

Jan. 29, 2006, NBC News' Anchorman Bob Woodruff was seriously injured after a roadside bomb detonated. His miraculous and arderous recovery inspired his family to create the Bob Woodruff Foundation; its' core mission is, "Give our injured heroes access to the high level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need it. That wish became our mission."