The Independence Fund
Founded in 2007, The Independence Fund is committed to empowering our nation’s catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill Veterans to overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds incurred in the line of duty. We are dedicated to improving the lives of both our Veterans and their families. Through our Mobility, Caregiver, Adaptive Sports, Advocacy, and Family programs, The Independence Fund strives to bridge the gap of unmet needs for Veterans and their caregivers. www.independencefund.org/
Wounded Warrior Project
Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.
We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission. www.woundedwarriorproject.org
They support wounded veterans from all branches of the military by providing morale in bringing them to off-roading events that involve camping, rock crawling, mud bogging, rock racing, and shooting. 10 percent of their merchandise sales is donated to Operation Ward 57. www.4wheeltoheal.org
The Rumsfeld Foundation was established in 2007, building on the work of the Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld Foundation, established in 1985, which continues to support a wide range of charities from national parks and educational programs to cultural and health initiatives. Joyce and Donald Rumsfeld decided to create the Rumsfeld Foundation to focus their philanthropic efforts by encouraging public service in the United States and promoting free political and economic systems abroad.
Over the past six years, the Foundation has granted over 115 fellowships for U.S. graduate students and young leaders from Central Asia, provided over $2.7 million in microfinance grants, and donated more than $1.4 million to charities for our troops, veterans, and military families. As the organization continues to mature and grow, we look forward to expanding our efforts and working toward a better future for years to come.
All of Donald Rumsfeld’s proceeds from the sales of Known and Unknown will go to the military charities supported by the Rumsfeld Foundation.
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation
The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is the preeminent organization empowering, supporting, and honoring our nation’s 5.5 million military caregivers; the spouses, parents, family members, and friends who care for America’s wounded, ill, or injured veterans. Founded by Senator Elizabeth Dole in 2012, the Foundation adopts a comprehensive approach in its advocacy, working with leaders in the public, private, nonprofit and faith communities to recognize military caregivers’ service and promote their well-being.