Supporting Our Troops

Since 2007, the Foundation has worked with many different organizations that provide a variety of services and assistance to active duty troops, returning veterans, the wounded and military families. The organizations listed below include those outfits that received grants from the Foundation in the previous year.  

Boulder Crest

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boulder Crest Retreat provides free, first-class rural retreats and outdoor recreational therapeutic activities for severely wounded veterans and their families to reconnect, recreate, recover and reintegrate.

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The Elizabeth Dole Foundation works to assist organizations and agencies that serve caregivers - spouses, parents, and others - responsible for an injured military member. Their efforts are designed to better align lifeline services for wounded warriors, promote synergy between the public, private, and nonprofit communities, and to raise awareness about the critical needs facing caregivers today.

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The Families of the Wounded Fund provides resources to family members and caregivers of wounded service members while they are in treatment and rehabilitation.  Support may include lodging, meals, transportation, child care, etc.

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The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes," built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. These homes enable family members to be close while a loved one is receiving treatment or recovering, at no cost.

Freedom Alliance

The Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to dependents of U.S. military personnel that have been injured or killed in combat.

Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation supports our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. The Rumsfeld Foundation partners with their team to support their Invincible Spirit Festivals.

Homes for Our Troops

Homes for Our Troops raises funds and organizes building materials and professional labor to build new handicap accessible homes or adapt current homes for the most severely injured service members from all services who have been wounded in combat since 9/11. 

Lukes Wings

Luke's Wings provides families with transportation to visit during a service member's hospitalization and rehabilitation. 

MCLEF

The Marine Corps-Law Enforcement Foundation distributes funds to the families of fallen Marines and Federal law enforcement officials, providing many sons and daughters the opportunity to attend college. 

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The Mission Continues goal is to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader and the fallen are honored by living their values through service.  The organization awards fellowships to wounded and disabled veterans to serve in their communities. 

 

Navy SEAL Foundation

The Navy Seal Foundation provides immediate and ongoing support to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families ranging from memorial services to deployment activities and educational assistance.

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No One Left Behind helps Afghan and Iraqi translators that worked alongside U.S. troops, gain their U.S. Special Immigration Visas and ensures that they are properly resettled in America.

One Mind for Research

Led by General Pete Chiarelli (ret.), One Mind for Research plays a leading role in the research on TBI and post-traumatic stress. They also work to revolutionize the way brain research is funded, combining private philanthropy, government funding, and corporate investment  to accelerate the research-to-cure time frame exponentially.

Our Military Kids

Our Military Kids provides grants to children ages 3-18 of deployed service members in all branches, including Reservists, for extracurricular activities such as sports, fine arts, and tutoring.

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Run by the Southeastern Guide Dogs non-profit organization, Paws for Patriots places guide dogs with wounded military veterans and provides certified instructors to train them.  They pair veterans recovering from combat injuries with therapy dogs while they spend time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital.  

semper fi fund Semper Fi Fund provides urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

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The Special Operations Warrior Foundation assists the families of special operations personnel killed in training or combat.  This foundation offers immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and scholarships which make it possible for the children of fallen Special Operations personnel to attend college.  

 

Spirit of America

 

Spirit of America provides flexible, private assistance in response to local needs identified by deployed American troops and diplomats. They provide humanitarian and economic assistance, as well as equipment needed by US partner forces, in support of US missions and the local people American troops and diplomats seek to help.

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ThanksUSA seeks to "thank" the men and women of the U.S. armed forces by providing college, technical and vocational school scholarships for their children and spouses.  The recipients of these scholarships include family of service members from all branches of the armed services including the Guard and Reserves and wounded and fallen. 

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The Third Option Foundation is dedicated to providing comprehensive resiliency programs to assist the CIA's special operations community and their families.

Travis Manion Foundation

Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..." Guided by this mantra, veterans and survivors continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.

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The Vail Veterans Program is committed to building the confidence of wounded warriors by providing them and their family members the opportunity to ski and snowboard in Colorado. 

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Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in post-9/11 combat veterans though fly fishing in southwest Montana. The serene environment and the camaraderie fostered in WQW programs can lead to long-term outcomes such as better mental health, improved relationships and a greater sense of purpose.

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