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.
Gary Sinise Foundation supports our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need by creating and supporting programs that entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities. The Rumsfeld Foundation partners with their team to support their Invincible Spirit Festivals.
Led by General Pete Chiarelli (ret.), One Mind for Research plays a leading role in the research on TBI and post-traumatic stress. It also works 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.
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. It pairs veterans recovering from combat injuries with therapy dogs while they spend time at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Spirit of America provides flexible, private assistance in response to local needs identified by deployed American troops and diplomats. It provides humanitarian and economic assistance, as well as equipment needed by U.S. partner forces, in support of U.S. missions and the local people American troops and diplomats seek to help.
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.
Travis Manion Foundation empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in our nation's future generations. 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq in 2007 while saving his wounded teammates. Travis' legacy lives on today 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 lives on in the next generation.
Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in post-9/11 combat veterans through 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.