There are many nonprofits that serve veterans and military personnel, and the best one for an individual may depend on their specific needs and circumstances. However, here are some top nonprofits in the United States that serve veterans and military personnel. As part of The Charitable Payraise, we work with nonprofits such as university endowments, charities that are local, regional, or even national can take advantage of having a new tool to expand their donor base. Here is a list of nonprofits we have been asked to consider supporting and/or recommend to our clients and partners to consider supporting.
Purple Heart Foundation: Founded in 1957, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that raises funds to support our nation’s veterans and their families. Over the past 60 years, the Purple Heart Foundation has raised funds to support programs and services that help all veterans recover and prosper in life.
Wounded Warrior Project: This nonprofit organization provides a range of programs and services to help injured veterans and their families with physical rehabilitation, mental health support, career counseling, and more.
Disabled American Veterans: DAV provides assistance to disabled veterans and their families, including help with benefits claims, transportation to medical appointments, and employment support.
Fisher House Foundation: Fisher House provides free housing for military and veteran families who are undergoing medical treatment at military and VA medical centers.
USO: The USO supports service members and their families with programs and services that provide a touch of home, including care packages, airport lounges, and entertainment events.
Homes For Our Troops: This nonprofit organization builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.
Semper Fi Fund: This nonprofit provides financial assistance and support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.
Operation Homefront: This organization provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families, including food assistance, home repair, and mortgage-free homes.
The Gary Sinise Foundation: This organization supports veterans, first responders, and their families through a variety of programs, including building specially adapted smart homes for severely wounded veterans.
Honor Flight Network: This nonprofit organization provides veterans with free trips to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifices.
These organizations are just a few examples of the many nonprofits that serve veterans and military personnel in the United States.
About The Charitable Payraise Founder, Bill Lloyd.
As a 34-year veteran of the financial services industry, Bill’s career has evolved over the years from starting in the insurance and investment side of things to evolving into financial planning. Within the latter, he has always had a bent on identifying different tax strategies to take some of the sting out of the tax bill for his clients. About five years ago, there was a small change in the tax code that opened the door to a new opportunity. It occurred to him, that if he harnessed that change in the tax code and combined it with a concept from the estate planning area, he could generate real good, for retirees as well as charities. Thus, he founded The Charitable Payraise®. Bill has been on the planned giving committee of his alma mater, Colgate University, for almost 20 years. Bill’s father was a career Marine who ran DC Toys for Tots as part of his duty for three years. Giving back has been part of his family and professional life ever since. It is not an accident that Bill would create a method to help clients and charities at the same time.