If you’re looking for trustworthy and credible non-profits that you’d like to donate to this holiday season, here’s a cheat sheet to a few that we encourage you to get involved with:
GallantFew, Inc, The Raider Project and the The Darby Project: Their mission is to prevent veteran isolation by connecting new veterans with hometown veteran mentors, thereby facilitating a peaceful, successful transition from military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. We do this by creating and supporting a nationwide network of successfully transitioned veterans that engage locally with new veterans with the same military background now going through transition and by motivating communities all over the nation to take responsibility for veterans returning; welcoming, connecting, and including. We believe this will prevent veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide. Make sure to check out their programs.
Girls For Gunslingers: Girls for Gunslingers, or G4G for short,dedicated to and focused on advancing and supporting the causes and needs of our United States Armed Forces, our Veterans, and our fellow brothers- and sisters-in-arms, including law enforcement, first responders, and others engaged in standing up for right and freedom in, and on behalf of, this great country. They might not be running a deal, but this is an amazing organization to support! Check out their site!
Farmer Veteran Coalition: The Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund assists veterans with advancing their careers in agriculture by giving them access to funding, resources and support services.
Team 5 Foundation: They are a non-profit SOFMED veteran foundation that provides medical care in the most overlooked remote areas of the world. One of Havok’s founders, Leo Jenkins, recently got back from a very successful trip to Peru!
National Ranger Association: The Association was established to recognize distinguished members in the Ranger community and to promote the values established in the Ranger Creed. The National Ranger Association helps to raise funds to support the following three main programs/events: Best Ranger Competition, Ranger Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Member of the Brigade.
Team Some Assembly Required: Team Some Assembly Required (SAR) is a veteran founded and operated project comprised of adaptive athletes and their supporters dedicated to the growth and expansion of competitive adaptive sports across multiple disciplines. Founded by Dale King and Derick Carver, both of whom are former US Army officers, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and CrossFit Affiliate owners. We are currently in the process of becoming a 501C3 Non-Profit Organization.
Marine Reconnaissance Foundation: Our mission is to provide immediate assistance and ongoing support to the Marine Reconnaissance Community and its veterans.
Team Red, White, & Blue: Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
The Honor Bell Foundation: The Honor Bell Foundation’s mission is to create a community of veterans to foster public appreciation of military service and honor their fellow veterans with a proper, final tribute.
Lead the Way Fund: Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to raise funds in support of disabled U.S. Army Rangers and the families of Rangers who have died, have been injured or are currently serving in harm’s way around the world. Army Ranger Lead The Way Fund will provide spouses and children of deceased, disabled or active duty Rangers with assistance for health/wellness programs and other financial services determined to be vital to the family’s well-being, beyond what the government and Veterans Affairs can offer.
Yellow Ribbon Fund: The military provides world-class medical care for injured service members. But sometimes gaps open up between the support the military can provide, and the support the injured and their families need. The Yellow Ribbon Fund helps fill the gaps throughout the recovery process, from hospital to hometown. Whether they’re recovering in the Washington, DC, area at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, or back in their home communities, YRF provides real support for real heroes.
ReGroup Foundation: Their mission is to prevent veteran homelessness and hardships by providing healthy, supportive living environments.
Veteran Outdoors: Veteran Outdoors’ mission is to honor our country’s wounded veterans’ patriotism and their sacrifice by providing quality hunting, fishing and outdoor related activities.
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