Fisher House Foundation
The foundation builds “comfort homes” on the grounds of major military and VA medical
centers. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most
stressful times- during the hospitalization for an unexpected illness and disease,
or injury. Annually, the Fisher House program serves more than 12,000 families and
has provided more than 3 million days of lodging to family members since 1990.
Hire Heroes USA (HHUSA)
HHUSA offers transition assistance, job search assistance and job placement services
to those who have honorably served in the US military and their spouses.
Intrepid Fallen Heroes Funds (IFHF)
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the
Armed Forces and their families. Begun in 2000 under the auspices of the Intrepid
Museum Foundation and established as an independent not-for-profit organization
in 2003, the Fund has provided close to $120 million in support for the families
of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military
personnel and veterans.
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times
a year at hundreds of places worldwide. A private, nonprofit organization, the USO
provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases, top quality
entertainment and innovative programs and services. It also provides critical support
to forward-deployed troops and their families, wounded warriors and their families
and the families of the fallen.
Volunteers of America (VOA)
Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based organization dedicated to helping
America's most vulnerable groups—including seniors, at-risk youth, the homeless
and disabled-- to rebuild their lives. Responding in particular to the challenges
facing female veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, many of whom suffer
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Volunteers
of America is building housing villages for female veterans whose families are at
risk of disruption. Single mothers and other female veterans who are finding it
difficult to transition back in to civilian life are targeted and provided support
services on site.
Welcome Back Veterans (WBV)
Welcome Back Veterans is a MLB Charities initiative, in partnership with the Robert
R. McCormick Foundation, designed to support returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans
and their families in helping them make a successful transition to civilian life.
The program is supported by MLB Advanced Media and MLB Network. Welcome Back Veterans
has granted $12 million in grants to non-profit agencies targeting veterans’ and
their families greatest needs, focusing on treatment and research of PTSD and TBI.
Beneficiaries include the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital
Home Base Program, which is dedicated to providing free and confidential clinical
care and support services to veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Funds
have been contributed by MLB and McCormick Foundation, including funds raised through
auctions of game-used products and a donation of sales from Stars & Stripes caps.
For additional information on Welcome Back Veterans, please go to www.WelcomeBackVeterans.org.