Grants Awarded from DUSA

2024 Grant Application

The 2024 DUSA Grant Application form is available now. 

Applications must be submitted (and received) electronically via email to dusawpgrants@gmail.com or post marked by February 15 to the address listed on the application.

If you have any questions, please email our Vice President/Grants Chair at:  dusawpgrants@gmail.com

Click the links below:

2024 Grant Application

2023 Grant Reporting Worksheet (must be submitted if you received a Grant in 2023)

List of DUSA Community Grant Recipients

Attention Community Leaders! 

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Awarded in 2023 for Community Grants
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2023 Community Grant Recipients

Frequently Asked Questions

To be eligible for a DUSA West Point grant, the following criteria must be met:


1. Be a member of the West Point community, local community, and/or organizations that support the Armed Forces.

2. Grant requests must support the DUSA Mission. The DUSA Mission is: 

DUSA is a non-profit, philanthropic women's organization, dedicated to serving the West Point Community and sharing the ideals of Army Officership, while inspiring women, preserving Army heritage, and encouraging patriotism.

3. If you received grant funds from DUSA in recent years, you must submit a Grant Reporting Worksheet.

Simply fill out the application and email it to dusawpgrants@gmail.com by the deadline:

Or, feel free to stop by the DUSA Gift Shop located in the West Point Museum at 2110 New South Post Rd, West Point. 

Applications must be received by the deadline.

If you have any questions, please email our Vice President/Grants Chair at: dusawpgrants@gmail.com

All organizations receiving a DUSA Grant are obligated to submit a Grant Reporting  Worksheet.

The Grant Reporting Worksheet records the activities and transactions that were funded by the DUSA Grant.

Please be advised that if you received grant funds from DUSA in recent years, you must submit a Grant Reporting Worksheet to be eligible for future grants.

Please find a copy of the current  Grant Reporting Worksheet here.

DUSA is a 501(c)(4) private, not-for-profit organization that serves the West Point community through volunteer acts of service, opportunities to learn and promote military traditions and heritage through free events. 

Proceeds from our gift shop are donated back to the community in the form of grants and scholarships.

DUSA’s ability to support these organizations is based solely on the continued success and prosperity of our DUSA Gift Shop located at the West Point Museum. We hope that you continue to shop in person or online for your West Point gift and apparel needs at:

www.dusagiftshopwestpoint.org 

We encourage you to “like” our DUSA Facebook Page to ensure you are kept up to date on our activities and events.

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2020 Grant Recipients

All grants awarded were required to demonstrate how their grant request supported the DUSA mission. The DUSA mission statement emphasizes serving the West Point Community, sharing the ideals of Army Officership, inspiring women, preserving Army heritage and encouraging patriotism.

DUSA was proud to support several organizations whose grant honored the ideal of preserving Army heritage. The Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library received a grant to support their 40th anniversary year with an exhibit highlighting the life of Revolutionary War Officer, Colonel Nicholas Fish. The West Point Museum was awarded a grant to support its project of displaying portraits of five 5-Star generals from World War II throughout the cadet reception hall of the United States Military Academy to inspire the future military leaders with ideals of duty, honor, and country. Wreaths Across America was awarded a grant to support the wreath laying at the West Point Cemetery in December in remembrance of our fallen heroes, to honor their families, and teach our young.

There were several organizations that received grants in support of their efforts to encourage patriotism such as the O’Connor-Doyle American Legion, which sponsors events such as Flag Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. The West Point Middle Schools Fine and Applied Arts received a grant to support the many patriotic programs presented by their middle school bands, choirs, and drama classes including their annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Similarly, the Town of Highland Falls Ambulance Corps received a grant for its volunteers to participate in events such as the Memorial Day Ceremony, Night Out Against Crime, 4th of July Parade/Events, and EMS week at local schools.

In addition to preserving Army heritage, the Constitution Island Association is a prime example of an organization that inspires woman with its preservation of the Warner House on Constitution Island. The Warner Sisters were best known for teaching Bible classes to West Point Cadets for 40 years. Susan Warner wrote the novel, The Wide, Wide World and Anna wrote the words to the hymn “Jesus Loves Me.” The Association was awarded a grant to assist in the restoration of the historical Anna Warner’s Rose Garden, Anna Warner’s Herb Garden, and grape arbor. A second grant that embodied the ideal of inspiring woman was the Girl Scouts of West Point. Girls Scouts of America is recognized as a premier resource for leadership development for girls.  The grant

will ensure that the Girl Scouts have adequate volunteer support. In addition, the American Legion Auxiliary received a grant to help aid its mission to provide patriotic youth programs, most notably the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and Girls Nation programs that are held regionally and nationally. The MWR Fitness Center received a grant to help offset the cost of new equipment that will greatly enhance the soldier’s physical readiness for the new Army Combat Fitness Test, including a female Olympic bar.

DUSA was also honored to support those organizations that share the ideals of Army Officership including the 82nd Airborne Association which strives to develop the bond between current and past Airborne forces, maintain a record of history and accomplishments of the troopers, and to maintain a close liaison with the active Division. In addition, the James I. O’Neil High School’s JROTC program received a grant in support of its mission to “motivate young people to become better citizens” through its competitions, formal events, and team building experiences. TRIBE (We Teach Resilience, Increase Balance, and Endurance) received a grant to support scholarships for active duty members and their family members. TRIBE uses the tools of yoga’s mindfulness techniques that align with the military’s culture in order to enhance the resilience, mental and physical endurance and strength, physical vitality, and overall physical readiness of our nation’s active duty personnel and their families. Both West Point Club Beyond and Big Brothers Big Sisters are examples of organizations that received grants to support their efforts to provide opportunities for leadership development. Club Beyond selects cadets to serve as mentors and leaders to the youth who attend their ecumenical faith-based weekly events. Big Brothers Big Sisters partners with cadets in its mission to provide children with adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported 1 to 1 relationships that change their lives for the better.

DUSA was honored to support several organizations whose grant directly impacts our local community. These organizations include: the Highland Falls Library, Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery CSD, Highlanders Senior Club, Holy Angels of the Hudson Valley, James I. O’Neill High School Drama Club, James I. O’Neill High School Crew Team, James I. O’Neill High School Track and Field, James I. O’Neill High School Senior Bash, Town of Highlands Chamber of Commerce, and West Point-Town of Highland Farmers Market. DUSA appreciates all that these organizations do to support the well-being, fitness, education, and sense of community.

2020 Grant Recipients

  • ACS Spouses Employment Readiness Workshop
  • Alice Curtis Desmond and Hamilton Fish Library
  • American Legion Auxiliary, Highland Falls
  •  Army Community Services Survivor Outreach
  • Army Community Services
  • Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
  • Boy Scouts of West Point (Eagle Scout Projects)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County
  • Club Beyond, West Point
  • Constitution Island Association, West Point
  • Girl Scouts of America, HF and WP
  • Highland Falls Library - books
  • Highland Falls Chamber of Commerce
  • Highland Falls Art Walk
  • Highland Falls/Ft. Montgomery CSD
  • Highland Independence Day Committee
  • Highlanders Senior Club
  • Holy Angels of the Hudson Valley
  • James I. O'Neill High School Drama Club
  • James I. O'Neill High School Crew Team
  • James I. O'Neill High School Track and Field
  • James I. O'Neill High School JROTC
  • James I. O'Neill High School Senior Bash
  • Keller Army Medical Center Maternity Ward
  • Keller Army Medical Center COVID-19 Unit
  • MWR Fitness Center
  • National Infantry Association, West Point
  • O'Connor-Doyle American Legion
  • O’Neill High School Junior Officer Reserve Corp (JROTC)
  • O’Neill High School Crew Team
  • O’Neill High School PTO
  • O’Neill High School Ski Team
  • O’Neil High School Senior Bash
  • Round Pond Fishing Derby
  • Town of Highland Ambulance Corp
  • Town of Highlands Chamber of Commerce
  • TRIBE Mobile Yoga Studio
  • USMA Top Female Cadet Athlete Award
  • USMA Top Male Cadet Track Athlete Award
  • USMA Top Cadet in Chemistry Award
  • Walter E. Hughes Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Tri-State American Legion
    West Point Child Development Center 
  • West Point Child and Youth Services (CYS) School Age services (SAS)
  • West Point Middle Schools Fine and Applied Arts
  • West Point Middle School PTO
  • West Point Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)
  • West Point Museum
  • West Point Oktober Kids’ Fest
  • West Point - Town of Highland Farmers Market
  • Wounded Warriors, West Point
  • Wreaths Across America (West Point Cemetery)
DUSA Grant Recipients

2019 Grant Reception

At our 2019 Reception, DUSA West Point was proud to support 26 local community organizations whose grant honored the ideal of serving the West Point Community, sharing the ideals of Army Officership, inspiring women, preserving Army heritage and encouraging patriotism.


Thank You for Supporting Our Mission!