Our Grantees are Our Partners
Beyond awarding grants, the Bob Woodruff Foundation works closely with these partners to ensure efficiency, gain awareness for evolving trends within the veteran space, and provide opportunities for collaboration with other members of the grantee network.
Our grantees, along with our local partners, are members of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Got Your 6 Network, which provides support to millions of veterans, service members, and their families in the communities they call home.
Interested in Joining the Got Your 6 Network?
“We’ve got your 6” is the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s enduring commitment to the population we serve. Our mission unites leaders and subject matter experts from the highest levels of business, government, healthcare, the nonprofit service sector, academia, advocacy, and philanthropy to address the urgent and emerging needs of impacted veterans, service members, families, and caregivers.
Our Got Your 6 Network provides access to no-cost programs designed to lift the tide of our nation’s veteran serving community. The network works closely to share resources and accelerate solutions that ensure veterans thrive after service.
Learn About Our Grantees
Veterans emerge from the military as highly adaptable team leaders with technical skills, and problem-solving capabilities accustomed to making decisions under stressful conditions. Warrior-Scholar Project introduces veterans to esteemed higher-level academics, ensures they are informed academic consumers, and provides them with academic skills critical for confidence and success.
Team Red, White & Blue
Team RWB focuses on exercise and social activities that, over time, become part of a healthy lifestyle and will facilitate an authentic interaction with community residents. Through its grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, Team RWB will build out its Eagle Leadership Development program to develop and strengthen local chapter leaders and thus partnerships and military-civilian relationships, in over 200 communities nationwide.
SS4MF: Caregiving addresses the impact of caregiving and provides guidance and support for military and veteran families with young children (ages 2-8) to help them cope and build resilience while dealing with the challenges of living with a wounded, ill, or injured parent. Following initial BWF funding to identify and develop this curriculum, this grant supported Sesame Workshop’s creation of valuable resources for military families addressing three fundamental themes and strategies: Comfort and Strength, Sharing and Talking, and Routines.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, or STRONG STAR, is a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research consortium funded by U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and evaluate the most effective early interventions possible for the detection, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related conditions in military service members and recently discharged veterans. The most recent BWF to STRONG STAR grant builds on the current STRONG STAR Training Initiative infrastructure by working on innovative strategies to incentivize the delivery of EBT for PTSD to veteran patients and connect veterans with care providers offering evidence-based treatments (EBT).
Frequently Asked Questions
The Bob Woodruff Foundation holds itself, and its grantees, to the highest standards of accountability. Grants are awarded annually in the Spring and Fall. To submit an application for open grants, log in to the grantee portal to fill out the appropriate forms below.
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Programs considered for funding must:
- Provide direct services to the military/veteran population
- Be prepared to begin immediately upon receipt of BWF funding
- Be administered through a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
- Demonstrate financial responsibility and sustainability and have filed a 990EZ or 990 for the last two fiscal years
- Provide an audited financial statement or a certified financial statement (to include a balance sheet and income statement)
- Have two years of gross receipts greater than $50,000
- Clearly articulate an understanding of the issue(s) to be addressed
- Be evidence-based and/or supported by peer-reviewed research
- Collaborate with existing community resources and organizations
- Provide solutions that complement services and resources provided by the Small Business Administration and U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs
- Collect and report demographic information for participants
- Report measurable outcomes to the Bob Woodruff Foundation