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We want to let you know about Dream Foundation’s response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation with our continued focus on guarding the safety and well-being of our Dream Recipients, their families and caretakers as well as our volunteers.

Dream Foundation will continue to fulfill final Dreams during this time, but we are taking certain precautions and are monitoring the situation closely.

  • At present, we will be evaluating all travel Dream requests on a case by case basis.
  • In keeping with the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we will be suspending all Dream requests to largely attended events or theme parks, where there may be an increased risk of contamination. We will work with applicants who request such Dreams to suggest alternatives.

We do not intend these changes to last long and will return to our regular operations as soon as it is safe and secure for Dream Recipients and our community at large.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.




Officially launched in Washington, D.C., in 2015, Dream Foundation’s Dreams for Veterans program tailors the Dream experience to veterans and their families. Dream recipients are U.S. military veterans who served from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, and every conflict in between; those who served during peacetime or who currently serve on active duty, in the Reserve and National Guard. Dreams for Veterans honors our veterans’ service by fulfilling their final Dream, providing them, their families and caregivers inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life.

If you served, you can Dream.

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.


Dream recipients live in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, are U.S. military veterans 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 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

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Number: 10679

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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