AT NO COST TO YOU, GET FUNDING FOR Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services WHEN YOU: Buy a Home / Sell a Home / Lease Commercial Property
Your Future Real Estate Transaction can Support Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services
As a member of Investing In Communities®, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. As more supporters use this platform, before engaging a real estate agent, the Dixon Center will have more resources for its mission.
At Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services we have a noble purpose to make the lives of veterans and their families better. As a Center of Excellence, Dixon Center pulls together a network of top tier partners to create solutions for veterans and their families that work. Dixon Center’s approach is unique, rather than creating new or redundant programs, it facilitates the integration of military and veteran services into existing programs. Using research, strong leadership, experience, technical assistance, and training we fill the gaps by enabling services and programs to meet the evolving needs of our veterans and their families. These partnerships create a network of expertise, skill, and resources to ensure that veterans and their families can succeed where they live.
Established in 2012, Dixon Center for Military and Veterans Services was born out of an idea and from the experiences of Colonel David Sutherland, U.S. Army (Retired). While serving in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responsible for Warrior and Family Support, there was a desire to increase the impact of programs serving veterans and military families. Dixon Center’s approach focuses on partnering with community based, local programs and services to integrate veterans and families into exisgting programs, reducing redundancy, and increasing impact. Our approach works, since 2012 we have impacted over 2.1 individuals and organizations, by breaking down barriers and connecting veterans and their families with resources. Our partnerships are developed with veteran service organizations, regional, local and federal government entities, corporate partners, foundations,local service providers, academia, labor unions, business and industry, faith-based organizations, and other non-profits, extending our reach across the nation.
Dixon Center joined forces with The Fedcap Group, an international network of top-tier nonprofit organizations in 2017. The Fedcap Group was started by three WWI Veterans in 1935 and has grown into a collection of over 25 organizations with an overarching goal of long–term economic well-being. As a member of Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc., we are 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN 13-5645879), and our financial statements are audited annually by the accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP. Dixon Center’s operating highlights are part of a comprehensive financial statement package with 88% percent of total expenditures directly support programming and we are a 2021 Gold Seal of Transparency recipient.
Dixon Center programs cover five focus areas: economic empowerment through workforce development and career placement, wellness and research, housing solutions, impact through our national service network, and the enabling of veteran entrepreneurs.
- Our workforce development programs have provided a pathway into the middle class for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses across the transportation industry and utility fields and are expanding other career fields within the trades. Dixon Center is an industry leader in developing solutions for human resource professionals that enhance the hiring practices to attract and retain veterans.
- Our wellness research and development programs encompass research, education, guidance to organizations that provide supportive services, and advocacy across the eight domains of wellness. These are comprised of actions that support a range of issues from the medical complications developed from burn pits, to awareness and education activities to stem the scourge of veterans that die by suicide, to financial wellness partnerships, and supportive services that target women veterans and many others.
- The ability to have a stable and affordable home is one of the biggest factors that impacts the long-term success of a veteran and their family. Dixon Center offers education, support, financial wellness strategies and connections to our network of veteran assistance programs aimed to aid veterans in access to affordable housing and provide supports to veterans experiencing homelessness or transitional housing needs.
- Dixon Center supports the development and success of veteran entrepreneurs focusing on connections to funding streams, education and leadership that sharpens the skills the veteran developed while serving. This is a multifaceted approach focusing on Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), as well the programs that directly assist veterans in addressing the obstacles many face in starting a new business.
Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Support Military and Veterans Services
At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about military veterans can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Dixon Center. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,350 of free funding. Support Dixon Center’s mission by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind (as long as you haven’t already signed a brokerage agreement.) Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs.
Location: New York, New York
Focus Area: Education, Health and Wellness
Budget: $1 million - $5 million