The Veterans Fund Overview
Total Cost: $10,000,000 / Private Need: $10,000,000
The Veterans Fund $10 million launch fund provides essential upfront capital to conduct pre-development and community planning activities for the campus and four veteran housing and service buildings, including the Town Hall and Campus Wellness Center. The Veterans Fund will also provide support for three years of campus operations, as we begin to build an organizational backbone, critical programming, and shared services for the vibrant community we are creating.
Veterans Housing Fund Overview
Total Cost: $993,174,344 / Private Need: $72,750,000
By far our largest private fundraising need, and the driving purpose of our work on the West Los Angeles VA North campus, is the development of 1,600+ supportive housing units, which will be home to 3,000 formerly homeless and at-risk veterans. With particular focus on priority populations including seniors, service-disabled veterans, female veterans, and veteran families, funds will support pre-development, construction, and restoration of 21 buildings of supportive housing, as well as furnishings for community spaces and individual units, and basic amenities including kitchen, bathroom and bedroom supplies. The Fund will build the largest veteran housing community in the nation on the campus of the West LA VA.
Wadsworth Chapel & Historic Fund Overview
Total Cost: $50,500,000 / Private Need: $48,500,000 (Wadsworth Chapel: $28,000,000)
Dedicated to the historic core of the West Los Angeles VA North Campus, including the iconic Wadsworth Chapel, support of the Wadsworth & Historic Fund will ensure the preservation, restoration and adaptive re-use of four historic buildings, and support commemorative, historical and arts installations across the campus. As the cornerstone of the Fund, renovation of the Wadsworth Chapel is led in partnership with 1887 Fund, whose mission is to ensure that Los Angeles veterans will, once again, have a place to call home. Restoration of the Wadsworth Chapel, which serves as the spiritual heart of the community and sits at the entrance to the campus, visible from Wilshire Boulevard, will act as a sign of hope and much needed change. Once complete, the Chapel will house a cutting-edge moral injury program to treat the invisible wounds of war that our nation’s veterans face. Additional projects include restoration of the historic Trolley Depot and Hoover Barracks.
Infrastructure & Green Fund Overview
Total Cost: $75,000,000 / Private Need: $4,300,000
Deeded to the Veterans Administration in 1887 and serving our nation’s veterans for more than 200 years, the North Campus infrastructure and land are in desperate need of renovation and renewal. The Infrastructure & Green Fund will provide the remaining funds needed for infrastructure, utilities, transportation and green initiatives across the 80-acre campus. Projects range from public transportation enhancements, such as first mile/last mile planning, transit plaza, campus transportation, pedestrian and biking routes, to green initiatives, sustainable energy and landscaping, to wellness features such as activated sidewalks, meditation gardens, walking paths, farmer’s markets, memorial spaces, and more.
Campus & Wellness Services Fund Overview
Private need: $19,550,000
The core of the West LA VA North Campus will be a vibrant community and town center that offers wrap-around services, career and enterprise programs, activities and amenities that create a safe and supportive, multi-generational community for veteran and families. Supportive service hubs will include a mental health clinic, substance use treatment services, co-located VA medical care and services, fitness center, employment services, clothing closet, community kitchen, food bank, housing and legal services, peer support programs, therapeutic gardens, athletic and social spaces. The Fund will also ensure a strong community infrastructure by providing for technology, staffing and administration, maintenance, security.
Greatest Need Fund Overview
Private need: $10,000,000
Undesignated gifts provide critical flexibility, allowing for the strategic deployment of resources to areas of greatest need—and enhanced capacity to address emerging opportunities, at the discretion of the West Los Angeles Veterans Collective. By supporting campus development, operations and programs, gifts will meet our greatest needs, and deliver critical resources to the places and programs that serve our veterans.
Endowment Fund Overview
Private need: $25,000,000
The Endowment Fund will sustain our work to build the nation’s largest supportive housing community for our nation’s veterans and ensure the long-term health and viability of the Campus, with designated gifts that provide for ongoing campus development and maintenance, operations and veteran services in perpetuity.