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Now in its ninth year, the prestigious Seal of Distinction award honors outstanding US nonprofit organizations that place veterans in high-quality jobs
Submissions are now open through Sunday, August 14
SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, the Call of Duty Endowment announced the start of its application process for the ninth annual “Seal of Distinction” award, which recognizes American nonprofit organizations that place veterans in high-quality programs. works to the highest levels of effectiveness, efficiency, quality and integrity. The prestigious award is accompanied by a $30,000 unrestricted grant and provides the opportunity to apply for future restricted funding. The 2021 winner was American Corporate Partners.
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For organizations to be considered, they must be a US-based non-profit organization and complete an online application. here, now through Sunday, August 14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be considered for the award:
Non-profit, with 501(c)(3) status
A mission statement that presents how the organization directly helps unemployed and underemployed veterans find high-quality jobs.
Please provide data on the following areas:
Number of veterans placed in jobs
Quality of placements made
Average cost per location
Average Starting Salary
Retention rate (six and 12 months)
Key employee background checks
Additional indicators of organizational and financial health
Complete an online application, provide the requested documentation, and prepare to undergo Deloitte’s verification procedures
Previous “Seal of Distinction” winners from previous years will not be considered for this year’s program.
“The Seal of Distinction is the preeminent standard of excellence in the veterans workforce,” said Dan Goldenberg, Executive Director of the Call of Duty Endowment. “We are incredibly proud to have funded the placement of 100,000 veterans into jobs, and through this award, we will recognize and fund the most effective veteran employment nonprofits to help continue our mission.”
The Call of Duty Endowment’s external advisory board will review and identify the top applications as semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will then be reviewed and evaluated by Deloitte free of charge. Winners will be selected by the Endowment Grants Committee.
The Call of Duty Endowment launched the “Seal of Distinction” in August 2013. Since the award’s inception, winners have received $61.2 million in grants.
Since its founding in 2009, the Endowment has funded the placement of more than 100,000 veterans into meaningful employment. In 2021, the Endowment placed 16,138 veterans with an average starting salary of $64,163. Throughout its history, the Endowment has helped veterans earn more than $5.6 billion in first-year wages and has demonstrated the value of veterans in the civilian workplace for US and UK companies .
About Call of Duty Crew
The Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The Endowment seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market and raising awareness of the extraordinary value veterans bring to the workplace. For more information on the Call of Duty Crew, visit www.callofdutindowment.org.
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Senior Director, Corporate Communications
Source: Call of Duty Crew