Unity through Community
Millions of businesses and individual supporters are doing extraordinary things in communities across the United States and beyond. Below are some of the organizations, communities, and friends we stand beside.
When you join the Balanced Veterans Community, you gain access to The Resource Network. A comprehensive and current list of exclusive member discounts, veteran-friendly businesses, practical education resources, and vetted nonprofits serving various veteran needs.
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Highlighting our Partners in Wellness
Below, you will find a short list of organizations and dispensaries that Balanced Veterans Network officially endorses; these organizations have generously supported our mission and continue to help us reach veterans, their families and other supporters. To view the full list of BVN-endorsed organizations, dispensaries, and partners in wellness, join the Community!
The team at TerrAscend and Kind Tree came to BVN in 2022 with the idea that changed the trajectory of our organization dramatically and in the most impactful way. Kind Tree, offered in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, markets a strain of cannabis specifically targeted to treat common symptoms suffered among veterans. The company donated 10% of all sales to Balanced Veterans Network, but the impact and partnership didn’t stop there. The TerrAscend team also provided educational materials and information to veterans about joining BVN, furthering our impact and allowing more veterans to join a support community designed specifically for them!
Our friends at Zick Productions, Jeff & Mandy, have been by our side since the beginning. Zick Productions is at the core of the success of our veteran lounges! Their dedication to honoring veterans and educating the community about the benefits plants offer those seeking healing is unparalleled. Because of their generosity, BVN is provided with lodging, space, and support at every Zick event to ensure we can offer a safe space for veterans in the sometimes chaotic environments of festivals.
This veteran-owned small business is a partnership that’s been special from the start. Owners Ion and Matt set out to start a cannabis accessory brand that was more than just “successful.” Green Alpacka provides 4.20% of all profits to support the Operation 1620 Initiative here at Balanced. We are humbled and honored to stand behind such an incredible company that’s operated by incredible veterans!
If you’ve ever won a BVN giveaway, chances are you’ve received some great Elevated Stash swag. Elevated Stash has provided hundreds, if not thousands (who’s counting? no seriously, who’s counting?) of accessories to BVN to ensure our members can experience quality consumer products. Veterans and activists Stephen & Alex offer incredibly creative and beautifully curated smoking accessory monthly subscription boxes. Keep your eyes peeled for more Elevated X BVN collabs in the future – they never disappoint!
Holly understands and embodies wellness. She owns and operates a luxury CBD and essential oil wellness store in Sewickley, PA, and offers a 10% discount to all veterans. Holly gives back to the community by providing high-quality CBD, Delta 8 and Delta 10, essential oil products, education, and support. Holly offers a portion of her profits to charity each year, and we are humbled to be included in her giving campaigns.
The Vytal Vets program seeks to provide veterans with a stress-free and educational medical marijuana experience. More than just a dispensary or cannabis company, PAOW and Vytal Options work alongside research institutions, horticulture specialists, and BVN to curate a unique and effective therapeutic experience for veterans. We are proud to partner with this company to bring education and quality medicine to the veterans of Pennsylvania. Keep an eye out for BVN at some of Vytal’s fun pop-up events around the state.
The Northeast and Midwest markets of Curaleaf/once Grassroots are incredible allies to Operation 1620, generously sponsoring our Breakfast Buds and Seasonal Gathering programs each year.
Just only THIS. CCM introduced the BVN team to the incredibly talented and generous creatives at the 9th Block and PuffCreativ, who developed this wellness resource guide and press release to bring awareness to critical issues facing the cannabis community. The team listened to our vision, took all the pieces, and put them together in this incredible design that offers a fantastic overview of our organization. BVN seeks to be a fiscally responsible charity and devote as many dollars as possible to our veteran community programs. Having such an impactful tool donated to us has been overwhelming and refreshing.