Did you know that there are nearly fifty thousand veteran and military-related non-profit foundations in the United States today?
Of course, out of those near fifty thousand, you probably don’t know which ones are worth giving your money to. You need to know which ones are legitimate, especially since so many are unfortunate scams and others are not as effective or well-trusted as others.
In this list, we’ll outline and discuss some of the top trustworthy veteran and military non-profit foundations that will be worth donating your money to.
Here are the top veteran and military non-profit foundations
The Vietnam Veterans of America is a national non-profit veterans organization that was founded in 1978. The foundation aims to advocate for Vietnam Vets through community support, localized and national events, and legislation. The over arching goal of he foundation is to ensure that Vietnam Vets will receive the care and the respect that they deserve from serving in the Vietnam War and putting their lives on the line.
The United Service Organizations, or USO, exists with over a hundred and sixty centers worldwide. It aims to provide support to vets and military with a number of different programs and services, providing everything from helping vets to transition back into their communities to entertainment and so on. The USO has also partnered with many military and veteran organizations around the world as well.
The Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is a scholarship program for children who have lost a mother or a father in the line of duty. It also provides much needed financial support for the spouses of those who were killed in the line of duty as well. The program was founded in Connecticut and currently helps the family members of fallen veterans across the entire United Sates.
The Semper Fi Fund has a stated mission of 'serving those who preserve our freedom' It was founded by a group of military spouses in 2003 at Camp Pendleton, and is designed to provide direct financial support to those who were injured or wounded in the line of combat as well as to their families during their recovery period. In addition, the organization also provides housing assistance to the families of injuries soldiers and opportunities for the children of injured vets to attend various summer camps.
The Sierra Club Military Outdoors has a stated mission of getting veterans and American service members and heir families outside to enjoy nature, arguing that nature provides the best way to help build physical and emotional health from any mental or physical injuries that could have been sustained on the battlefield.
The Fisher House Foundation is a national non-profit organization designed to provide support for the Fisher Program, which provides free homes for the families of patients who are receiving medical care at major VA and military centers. The organization was founded in 1990 and to date has helped over three hundred thousand families and saved more than three hundred and sixty million in total out of pocket costs.
Bob Woodruff was a journalist who was injured while filming a World News Tonight segment for ABC News, and spent more than a month in a medically induced coma. HIs wife, Lee, was introduced to the family members of many service members who were also in the hospital dealing with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. Bob slowly recovered and his family made it their mission to help veteran and military servicemen and women with their issues and more. To date, they have helped over two and a half million veterans and families by investing over forty five million dollars in national programs and non-profit through over three hundred and seventy grants.