Operation Lift Hope provides funding, facilitates donations of in-kind products and services and influences businesses, government, educational institutions, faith based and social agencies to assist local, qualified nonprofit organizations in their efforts to end veteran and family homelessness.

The Operation Lift Hope initiative is focused on the Fort Lauderdale Corridor – from I-95 to the Beach and from Commercial Blvd. to 17th Street, with the following priorities:

  1. Increase homeless outreach capability to 24/7 availability, including a family emergency shelter fund and reunification fund.
  2. Improve coordination of all food sharing to ensure indoor food options 7 days a week.
  3. Create community centers for veterans & families and individuals to improve access to services and crisis housing.
  4. Implement a robust rapid re-housing system that increase and streamlines funding for rental apartments and case management.

We are currently accepting applications for funding consideration. If you are interested in applying for a grant, you will need to provide information about your organization, the purpose of your request and a description of your specific project and how it ties in with the priorities listed above. You can do this by downloading and completing our application for funds. Additional documentation requirements are detailed in the grant application.

Download the Grant Application

Download the application and open it with Microsoft Word, fill out all fields. Save the file to your hard drive.

Instructions for Submitting Grant Application

Send the application file and all supporting documentation to the following email: with the subject line “OLH Grant Application – (MM/YY) – (your organization’s name)”

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, evaluated for completeness and adherence to the stated grant requirements, and presented to the Board of Directors at the next scheduled quarterly meeting.

Organizations selected for further consideration may be asked to provide more information and/or a site visit.

If you have trouble sending your application, please send an email to .