CNAS has led the way in producing cutting-edge research on challenges facing veterans, including a series of local, state, and regional veteran needs assessments, reports on veteran employment, and analyses of the federal, philanthropic and collaborative “sea of goodwill” that exists to support veterans.

To expand on this solid foundation, MVS will also assess city and state level support for veterans, delve more deeply into disparate needs minority veterans may experience, and explore cutting edge opportunities for enhancing veterans overall economic outcomes.

Featured reports & analysis:

Military, Veterans, & Society

Funding Flows in the Sea of Goodwill

Introduction Analyzing the largest organizations in the veteran philanthropy space through publicly available tax filings and annual reports, this paper identifies: (1) the do...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Changing Tides in the Sea of Goodwill: A Financial Analysis of Veteran-Serving Nonprofits

As the United States enters its 18th year of war since 9/11, the shape of the country’s veteran community is rapidly transforming. The total number of American veterans is shr...

Military, Veterans, & Society

Innovations in Caring for the Invisible Wounds of War

Jun 24, 2019

Washington, DC

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CNAS has published reports and commentaries in previous years including comprehensive looks at the future of the all-volunteer force and the propensity of youth from military ...


CNAS has hosted a number of events on the civ-mil divide and published reports on topics including the effects of that divide on veteran employment. Looking ahead, MVS plans t...