Announcing 2021 Military and Veterans Grants

Washington, D.C. — The Rumsfeld Foundation is pleased to announce its annual grants to military and veterans organizations.  This year the Foundation, in partnership with the Rumsfeld Family Fund, contributed over a quarter of a million dollars to non-profits supporting service members, veterans and their families. 

Service Series: How Veterans Find Peace and Purpose through Warriors & Quiet Waters

In this latest Service Series post, we asked our friends at Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) to walk readers through one of their flagship programs for wounded veterans. Their Fishing Experience ─ called “FX” for short ─ brings together a small group of former service members from across the country for a unique and powerful week-long experience in Bozeman, Montana. 

Our Founder’s Lasting Impact: Words from our Community

After Secretary Rumsfeld’s passing, the Foundation was heartened to receive an outpouring of condolences and thoughtful reflections from our founder’s many friends and colleagues around the world. Among them were touching messages of gratitude from our Fellowship alumni and the military charity partners we have worked with over the years. This blog post includes a sample of such testimonials which speak to the significant and enduring impact that Rumsfeld had on the lives of so many. 

Service Series: Transforming Struggle into Strength

We asked Ken Falke, Founder and Chairman of the Boulder Crest Foundation, to share some insights on his organization’s work in developing and delivering transformative programs that ensure our nation’s veterans have the tools they need to thrive in the aftermath of service-related trauma. The Rumsfeld Foundation has been proud to support the unique and important efforts of the Boulder Crest Foundation since 2015 and we are delighted to release this “Service Series” interview offering Ken’s perspective on Boulder Crest’s mission, operations, the field of Posttraumatic Growth and more.

Supporting Military Charities: Milestone Profits Announcement

Upon the initial publication of our founder’s memoir, Known and Unknown, and the launch of the app, Churchill Solitaire, Don Rumsfeld announced that all of his profits from the sales of these two projects would be donated to the Foundation in support of its grantmaking to military and veterans organizations.  Today we are pleased to report that the Foundation has received more than $1 million from these two initiatives to date.   

Inside Known and Unknown: Moments Inspiring our Mission

This month marks a decade since the initial release of our founder’s memoir, Known and Unknown, originally published in February of 2011. Deemed “the first political memoir of the Information Age,” Rumsfeld’s personal account as a witness to over one-third of the history of the United States includes stories beginning from early childhood and spanning through his decades-long career.

To commemorate the book’s 10-year anniversary, we have compiled notable excerpts from Known and Unknown that highlight some of the experiences that have shaped our founder’s values and beliefs, eventually serving as inspiration for the mission and work of the Rumsfeld Foundation – to encourage leadership, public service and free political and economic systems at home and abroad.

Service Series: Featuring Luke’s Wings

In this latest piece in our Service Series, we asked our friends at Luke’s Wings to discuss their mission and the meaningful and targeted work they do to keep ill and injured service members connected with their loved ones throughout their recovery. 

Giving Tuesday - Announcing 2020 Military and Veterans Grants

Washington, D.C. — Joining millions around the world in celebrating the global generosity movement this Giving Tuesday, the Foundation is pleased to report on its annual military and veterans grants. We are delighted to announce that in 2020 the Rumsfeld Foundation and Rumsfeld Family Fund granted over a quarter of a million dollars to military charities assisting active duty troops, veterans, the wounded, their families and the families of the fallen.   

Churchill Solitaire: How Sir Winston’s Game Became an App

In this blog post we are delighted to share the unique story behind one of our Founder’s favorite projects, the Churchill Solitaire app, and how it ties in with our military charity focus here at the Foundation.  Read on to hear how the game’s history traces back to Sir Winston himself and to learn why you should download it today for both a fun challenge and the opportunity to support a great cause!


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