The DAV Charitable Service Trust accepts grant application submissions during four cycles within the calendar year. Application cycles will open and close on the first and last business days of January, April, July and October.

If you represent an organization that is interested in applying for a DAV Charitable Service Trust grant, you must sign into the Trust’s application site to ensure standard qualification.

If your organization has previously requested sign in credentials from the Trust’s team, please utilize those credentials above to access the Grant Application.

If your organization has not previously requested sign in credentials or cannot locate the established information, please request assistance via email to or by phone using (859) 441-7300, ext. 3313.

Prospective Applicants

Applicant organizations must meet eligibility criteria to be considered for a grant. All applicants must be operational and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as tax-exempt. Additionally, applicants must have access to required documentation such as:

  • Board of Directors’ list for the current fiscal year
  • Program/project budget for the requested services for the current fiscal year
  • Annual operating budget for the current fiscal year
  • Audited financial statements and opinion of certified public accountant in accordance with the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or Government Accounting Standards (GAS) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 or more recent
  • Form 990 filed with the IRS for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018 or more recent 
  • IRS Letter of Determination IRS Form W-9

Applicants may receive consideration only once per twelve (12) months. If you represent a returning applicant, you are not eligible to submit a new application until the minimum time has elapsed and, if awarded, you have also satisfied all measures of accountability as described in the executed grant agreement. Please include all required documents as listed in the application directions. If you are unable to submit a complete application, please consider applying in a later cycle that best aligns with the availability of the requested items.