2023 Fall Grants | Bob Woodruff Foundation

2023 Fall Investment Portfolio

Our 2023 fall investment portfolio includes over $2 million for 16 organizations that work to ensure that veterans, service members and their families have stable and successful futures. Through these investments we also exceeded our 2022 commitment to invest $1 million in military children’s mental health.

Trustees of Boston University
Women Veterans Network (WoVeN)  Service Area: National Goal: Increase social support and improve wellbeing for 320 women veterans, and increase WoVeN’s capacity to meet the needs of women veterans Over the past 40 years, the number of women serving in the military has grown rapidly, with women now representing over 17 percent of the active-duty… Read More
The Mission Continues
Service Platoon Program Service Area: National (40+ locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) Goal: Increase social connectedness and improve the mental health of 75 platoon leaders and leadership team members participating in the Service Platoon Program’s nationwide days of service, projects, and social events The Mission Continues’ (TMC) vision is that all veterans with… Read More
Move United
Supported in partnership with the NFL USA Wheelchair Football League Service Area: National  Goal: Improve the physical and mental health of at least 125 veterans across 14 teams within the USA Wheelchair Football League  In 2019, an NFL-BWF Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Communities (HLCC) investment to Move United launched the USA Wheelchair Football League. The… Read More
Veterans Legal Services
Legal Aid for Economically Disadvantaged Veterans Service Area: Massachusetts Goal: Provide civil-legal assistance to improve social determinants of health for approximately 275 low- to moderate-income military veterans in Massachusetts through partnerships with two VA health care systems in Bedford and Boston, MA The “justice gap” in America, defined as the difference between low-income individuals’ need for… Read More
United Way of Central Maryland
Veterans Treatment Court Service Area: Anne Arundel and Baltimore City Counties, Maryland Goal: Improve stability for 20 justice-involved veteran households experiencing substance abuse and/or mental health disorder(s) through a combination of case management and emergency financial assistance Many veterans face significant challenges when they return home, particularly substance abuse and mental health issues, which if… Read More
Volunteers of America Florida
Transitional Housing and Basic Needs for Florida Veterans Service Area: Florida Goal: Provide transitional housing, case management, and food and household items to at least 65 veterans to ensure that they achieve and maintain stable housing On a single night in 2022, 2,279 veterans were experiencing homelessness in Florida, accounting for 7 percent of the… Read More
Comprehensive Case Management and Meals for Homeless and At-Risk Veterans Service Area: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada Goal: Provide case management and meals to ensure that veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness have their immediate needs met and are able to achieve and/or sustain long-term stable housingOn a single night in January 2022, 33,129 veterans… Read More
Swords to Plowshares
Veterans Community Center – Services to Increase San Francisco Veterans’ Health and Food Insecurity Service Area: San Francisco Bay Area Goal: Improve the health and wellbeing of 200 veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness by ensuring that they have access to food, shelter, and medical care The San Francisco Bay Area is home to… Read More
Friendship Place
Veterans First Service Area: Washington, DC metropolitan area Goal: Improve housing and financial stability for 50 veteran households through a combination of case management and emergency financial assistance In May 2022, the DC Continuum of Care counted 215 veterans experiencing homelessness. Friendship Place’s Veterans First program is a leading provider of rapid rehousing and homeless… Read More
Columbus House
Harkness House: Transitional Housing Program for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness Service Area: New Haven, CT Goal: Provide transitional housing, case management, and connection to benefits and services to at least 45 veterans experiencing homelessness, ensuring that they establish and maintain permanent housingColumbus House’s Harkness House provides transitional housing and supportive services to veterans experiencing homelessness through… Read More
Insight Housing
Roads Home – Supporting Veteran Families Experiencing Homelessness and Food Insecurity Service Area: Alameda, Amador, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Francisco, San Joaquin, and Solano Counties Goal: Provide outreach and basic needs assistance to 300 veterans experiencing and/or transitioning out of homelessness to address their barriers to attaining stable housing and employment On a single night… Read More
Military to Career Internship Program    NextOp recruits, trains, and places high-performing middle-enlisted post-9/11 military leaders into industry careers. Many veterans end up unemployed or underemployed because they have a difficult time with key transition skills such as resume building and interviewing, a mismatch of expectations for their next career; or because companies have a difficult… Read More