Got Your 6 Event Contest - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Contest Rules & Details

What is the prize?

Three winning organizations will receive up to $50,000 toward the execution of an event!

  • Funds will be provided directly to the vendors to cover event expenses only. Funds will not be given to organizations as donations or grants.
  • The Bob Woodruff Foundation would act as a co-sponsor of each of the winning events alongside the winning org (events cannot have additional sponsors/partners attached).
  • Winning organizations will take the lead on executing their events and staffing their events.
Who can enter?

Organizations must be members of our Got Your 6 Network.

  • If you represent multiple organizations, be sure to apply on behalf of the organization or collaborative that is officially partnered with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, meaning they have a current local partner agreement or a recent grant letter.
  • Entries are limited to one per organization.
  • Please note that winners must agree to be featured on Bob Woodruff Foundation social channels and in press releases / press photography.

What types of events will be considered?

You know the needs of your local military and veteran community best, so the type of event is up to you!

Here are our ground rules:

  • The event cannot be a fundraiser.
  • The event should impact at least 50 people/guests.
  • The event must take place in the U.S. during the 2022 calendar year.
  • The event must follow all state and federal COVID-19 regulations that are in place at the time of the event.

Where can I enter?

Submit your application through the below form, including a description of the event and a proposed budget.

  • The deadline to submit is Monday, February 7.
  • Three winners will be announced on March 1. 

Contest Entry Form

Deadline: February 7, 2022

Thank you for your interest in the Got Your 6 Event Contest. The deadline for submissions has passed, and we will announce our winners on March 1, 2022.

The Got Your 6 Network Local Partners

Here’s How We Stand Out

We offer our programming at no cost to our partners. Our local partners invest substantial time and attention for the benefit of their communities. We are committed to facilitating access to tools and resources they need to collaborate effectively.

We are the nation’s largest network of communities collaborating for impact in the lives of veterans, yielding the nation’s largest and most inclusive set of data about the capacity of those communities to work together effectively.

We find, fund, and facilitate a robust portfolio of educational resources for the communities in our network, singularly focused on increasing their capacity to collaborate for success.

We promote shared learning by leveraging the expertise of recognized Subject-Matter Experts for stakeholder benefit.

We embrace all collaborative frameworks – from VA-inspired Community Veteran Engagement Boards to veteran collaboratives anchored at community foundations, mayors’ offices, and chambers of commerce – and actively encourage and provide resources that facilitate the inclusion of non-veteran stakeholders, as critical to success in this work.

We continuously assess the capacity-building and learning needs of our local partner collaboratives and help design, fund, and coordinate the delivery of tailored technical assistance based on their unique needs.

We advocate for the engagement of grantmakers as stakeholders in veteran wellbeing.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Got Your 6 Network

What is the difference between local partners and grantees?

BWF grantees are organizations that submit an application for funding during an open grant cycle and receive funding to support a specific program. Grants funding is not automatically renewed or guaranteed; organizations must re-apply to request additional funding. Learn more about grant eligibility requirements and current BWF grant priorities:

More Information on Grants

Local partners receive smaller funding amounts often earmarked for certain issues, but a partnership with BWF is much more than just funding. BWF offers mentorship, incubation, and invaluable resources to help smaller organizations grow and work together to achieve the maximum positive impact on their local veteran and military community.

How do I become a local partner in the Got Your 6 Network?

First, check the directory to see if there is an active collaborative in your area. You may be surprised to find that there is already a group with momentum working on issues that you care about.

If there’s not a veterans’ collaborative in your area, fill out the form and we’ll review it. If approved, we’ll ask you to sign a mutual commitment letter and complete a guided self-assessment so that we can assign you to intentional learning cohorts and tailor our programming to your needs.

You’ll start receiving scholarship opportunities, invitations to private shared learning events, and collaboration funding opportunities.

In the meantime, you and all members of your collaborative are welcome to attend public events listed on our events calendar and explore the resources available in our resource library.

What criteria does my organization need to meet to become a local partner? What kind of commitment is required?

If your organization is approved, we’ll ask you to sign a mutual commitment letter and complete a guided self-assessment so that we can assign you to intentional learning cohorts and tailor our programming to your needs.

You’ll start receiving scholarship opportunities, invitations to private shared learning events, and collaboration funding opportunities.

How do I sign up for Bobslist?

If you haven’t already, join Bobslist to continue networking and learning from one another.

Joining is a two-step process:

Log in to Google using your preferred email address. If you don’t have a Gmail then use any email to create a Google account.
Fill out the short request to join form by “asking to join the group” and entering your local partner name (not the organization for which you work).

Where can I access additional resources?

Find some of our past tools/resources here.

Stay Informed!

Sign up here for the Got Your 6 Network Newsletter and keep updated about local partner news, events, and grant opportunities.