The Call of Duty Endowment is back with its sixth annual “Seal of Distinction” Awards, recognising UK and US non-profits that demonstrate the highest levels of efficiency, effectiveness, and integrity in placing ex-service personnel into high-quality jobs.
The award for grantees is accompanied by a £23,000 unrestricted grant, as well as the opportunity to apply for future funding.
To be considered, you must complete an online application: www.callofdutyendowment.org/seal
- Organisation must be a charitable, non-profit, with 501(c)(3) status (or, in the case of the U.K., a charity determined to have the equivalent status of a U.S. non-profit with 501 (c)(3) status);
- Mission must include directly assisting unemployed and underemployed ex-service personnel to find high quality jobs;
- Group must complete an application, provide requested documentation and be prepared to submit to verification procedures by Deloitte;
- Applicants will be assessed by metrics including, the number of ex-service personnel placed in jobs, the quality of those placements, average cost-per-placement, average starting salary, six- and twelve-month retention rate, key employee background checks, and a variety of organisational and financial health indicators; and
- Applicants must not be a previous Seal of Distinction winner.
“We are honored to continue the ‘Seal of Distinction’ program into its sixth year,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “We’ve seen a growing demand from ex-service personnel for help securing high quality careers—a 60% increase last year alone—and we’re committed to finding and funding the highest performing non-profits that successfully address this challenge in both the U.S. and U.K.”