Commitment to Action

Permanent Location for the NVAM and Expansion of Services

Commitment by

Odysseus Foundation

In 2012, Odysseus, a nonprofit focused on capacity building and systematic solutions, committed to partner with NVAM to acquire a new home, in perpetuity and free of charge, for a national veteran's art museum. This permanent 30,000 square-foot facility will be an environmentally-conscious, LEED-certified building constructed using American-made materials and a 100% veteran workforce for the building redevelopment. The new space will allow for public display of veterans' artwork, provide significant additional space to create that work, as well as offer veterans community meeting rooms to host critical support services for veterans and their families. In addition to acquiring this new space, Odysseus is also committed to providing additional funds for services for the museum, including the development and support of independent services and programming for veterans, as well as building the capacity of NVAM to support and sustain its efforts long-term.





Permanent Location for the NVAM and Expansion of Services



Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Odysseus Foundation

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

The Rabb Family Foundation, City of Chicago, Department of Arts, U.S. Green Building Council, Iris Martinez, National Veterans Art Museum