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Dreams for Veterans


Dreams for Veterans honors our veterans’ service by fulfilling their final Dreams, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.

Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans, active service members, and members of the Reserve and National Guard.

Dreams not only serve veterans, but also bring comfort and peace to their loved ones and caregivers. Dreams play a critical role in the special end-of-life care that focuses on improving quality of life for veterans and their families.



We have fulfilled veterans’ Dreams since our inception. Our Dreams for Veterans program officially launched in 2015 in Washington, D.C., attended by key members of congress.



The late Senator John McCain spoke to the importance of the Dreams for Veterans program soon after its official launch.


You can help veterans in need by referring them to Dreams for Veterans. Join our nationwide community of donors, volunteers, hospices, veterans’ health care and service organizations and corporate partners dedicated to bringing veterans’ final Dreams to life. For more information, please contact DFV@dreamfoundation.org.


Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, are U.S. military veterans ages 18 and older diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and a life expectancy of 12 months or less, can provide proof of U.S. military service* and lack the resources to fulfill the Dream themselves. If the applicant is currently serving on active duty, in the Reserve or National Guard, proof of service is required.

*If applicants are unable to provide a copy of their discharge papers or other proof of service or prefer not to share those forms, please feel free to apply for a Dream through our Dream Program.

We do not fulfill certain types of Dreams.

Dream Application

Please use the following links to complete your application:
Apply online
Download Application PDF
Download Spanish Application PDF
Download Medical Release Form PDF. This form can be faxed or mailed in separately.

Questions about your application? Please contact application@dreamfoundation.org or call (805) 564-2131 x101

Help Spread the Word

You can help veterans in need by referring them to Dreams for Veterans or donating time or resources to the program. For more information, please contact DFV@dreamfoundation.org.

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