Foundations Supporting Our Mission
Homes for Our Troops has received the financial support of many Foundations to help us further our mission to build specially adapted homes for severely injured and disabled veterans. These grants have been awarded for various purposes including specific home building projects, general operating support and organizational growth. We greatly appreciate the generosity and encouragement of these organizations.
The following is a sample of the many grants we have received. If you are a Foundation interested in learning more about Homes for Our Troops and our mission, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants of $1,000,000 or More
The Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF) was created to provide funding to nonprofit organizations that offer direct services and other forms of assistance to American military personnel and/or their families who have been impacted by deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan.
IADIF donated $3,000,000 to HFOT in 2007, and in 2008 IADIF provided a 3-year, $10,000,000 grant, with $9,000,000 for home building projects and $1,000,000 for general operating support.
The Sierra Club Foundation (TSCF) provided a 3-year, $1,000,000 grant to HFOT in 2008. The grant will be used to explore new technologies and products designed with environmental and energy conservation concerns in mind, include a higher degree of green building into the homes HFOT builds, and fully participate in the Energy Star Program and the LEED Program that was recently established by the US Green Building Council. These energy efficient homes will provide long-term economic and environmental benefits to these veterans and their families.
Equally significant, the grant provides funds for HFOT to engage in outreach to both the home construction industry and the general public on the benefits and importance of green building, in the hope of promoting a greater understanding of the many benefits of the nationwide green building movement.
Phil Mickelson and Birdies for the Brave
Phil Mickelson has been a huge supporter of Homes for Our Troops since 2005 through Birdies for the Brave, a 501(c)(3) organization established by Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy to provide support for U.S. troops and their families.
Each season, Mickelson donates $100 for each birdie and $500 for each eagle he makes on the PGA TOUR. Homes for Our Troops has received over $260,000 from Phil Mickelson's efforts. He has also raised substantial additional contributions as people across the country joined him in supporting our troops by hosting golf tournaments of their own and donating the proceeds to Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops has received an additional $1,000,000 from fundraising efforts of the PGA Tour Charities and the Tournament Players Clubs (TPC) across the USA.
Grants from $100,000 - $999,000
Veterans United Foundation entered into a $500,000 three-year commitment with Homes for Our Troops in 2012 to build 100 homes nationwide. It is the employee-drive charitable arm of Veterans United Home Loans, which is the nation’s No. 1 dedicated VA lender. Veterans United Foundation is committed to enhancing the lives of veterans and military families nationwide by supporting nonprofit organizations that strengthen local communities and honor the sacrifices of those who served. It also provides individual donations to current and former military members in need. Veterans United Home Loans and its employees have pledged and donated more than $3.5 million since Veterans United Foundation’s creation in November 2011. Learn more at EnhanceLives.com.
Support for HFOT is made possible in part by a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans, and their families so they can have successful futures. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, visit www.ReMIND.org
The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund provides funding toward specially adapted homes that HFOT builds for injured Marines and Navy Corpsman. The mission of IMSFF is to help Marines, sailors, and their families during difficult times. They provide varied assistance such as paying for travel expenses for the parent or spouse of a wounded Marine, helping the wife of an injured Navy Corpsman who falls temporarily behind on a mortgage payment because she left work to be with her husband in the hospital, or providing to a wounded Marine who has lost his sight a special magnifier, or special computer. Whatever the legitimate need, the Semper Fi Fund is ready to help the heroic OEF/OIF Marines, Sailors, and other OEF/OIF service members assigned to Marine forces who are injured in the line of duty or face life threatening illness while protecting our Nation.
The Jennifer Kane Scholarship & Charitable Trust provides scholarships, endowments and donations to charitable organizations. Funding was raised through 2011 through an annual golf tournament in Jennifer’s honor, and since 2011 it has continued to be funded by its generous supporters. Homes For Our Troops has been one of their causes since 2007.
On September 11, 2001, New York City became the target of an act of terrorism which sent two hijacked airlines into the World Trade Center. Jennifer Lynn Kane, age 26, was an employee of Marsh & McLennan Companies working on the 100th floor of the north tower. Jen was a 1997 graduate of the College of Commerce and Finance at Villanova University in PA. She was a certified public accountant who was admired as a committed employee, mentor and loving family oriented person. Jennifer will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and she continues to touch many lives through this Trust. For more information visit: www.JenniferLynnKane.com.
The Grainger Foundation
In 2009 and 2010, the Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation supported the mission of Homes for Our Troops with $120,000 of grants to sponsor twelve Build Brigade events across the USA! They also held an Iced Coffee Day and sold camouflage koozies and raised an additional $176,000 for Homes for Our Troops.
Avon Foundation, through its Yellow Ribbon Fund, provided $105,000 to help Homes For Our Troops build two homes in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
The Daniels Fund, founded in 1997 by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, provided a $100,000 capacity-building grant in 2006 to increase our ability to build more homes across the country. This grant was used to create a community-based outreach plan to gain support from the local home construction companies and the larger community as we build homes in new areas of the country, and to help us increase our ability to guide and support people holding fundraising events across the country to benefit our cause.
Homes for Our Troops received a grant of $250,000 in 2008 from the McCormick Foundation’s Operation Healing Freedom (OHF)
OHF was created in 2008 by members of the financial community, specifically Chicago Growth Partners, GTCR Golder Rauner, Madison Dearborn Partners, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, to provide financial support to non-profit agencies who provide assistance in many areas of vital need to veterans and their families.
The Greater Boston Real Estate Board Foundation has supported our mission with grants over the past 4 years.
Grants from $25,000 - $49,000
The National Society of Professional Engineers held their annual meeting in Boston in 2007, and as part of their effort to support worthy charities in the cities where they hold their annual meetings, they provided a $25,000 grant to Homes for Our Troops.
Air Compassion For Veterans provides for the air travel expenses of our veterans that need to travel to be involved in their home building process. This amazing organization also generously provides for the air travel expenses for select members of the HFOT staff when travel is required to the building site of our veteran’s homes.
The Century Cub golf course in San Diego, home of the Buick Invitational, has donated a total of $25,000 to Homes for Our Troops over the past two years. The Buick Invitational is one of the nation’s largest charitable tournaments.
The American Freedom Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public benefit corporation organized to honor veterans of America's armed forces and raise money and awareness for various veterans' organizations with special emphasis directed to welfare and educational issues facing those wounded in action, those disabled and families and children of veterans killed in action during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Monterey Peninsula Foundation
Grants from $5,000 - $24,000
1st Lt. Derek Hines Soldiers Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for Massachusetts’s soldiers that have incurred serious, career ending, and life altering injuries while on active duty. The fund was created in honor of and in memory of 1st Lieutenant Derek Hines, who was killed in action on September 1, 2005, in Baylough, Afghanistan. His unit was conducting security operations and came under attack by enemy forces using small arms fire. Even after he had been fatally shot, 1LT Hines continued to fire at the insurgents.
Newman’s Own Award / Fisher House Foundation - This award, given jointly by Fisher House Foundation, Newman’s Own and Military Times Media Group, recognizes organizations that implement innovative plans to improve the quality of life of our Servicemen and Women and their families. We have received the Newman’s Own Award in both 2005 and 2006.
The Ahern Family Charity Foundation - fighting for those who fought for us. Committed to raising money and awareness for those veterans past, present and future who may be in need.
"The Foundation For the Challenged is committed to providing grants and donations to nonprofit organizations with a proven track record of executing new and innovative programs that advance quality of life for people with disabilities. Homes for Our Troops exemplifies such innovation and we commend your vital service to our deserving, injured veterans." - Fran K. Wesseling, President, Foundation For the Challenged