Impact Stories - Bob Woodruff Foundation

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People are at the heart of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission: veterans, the military community, and their families. Their success is our success. Read about the positive outcomes made possible by our donors, sponsors, and partners.

Berkeley Food & Housing Project to Expand Assistance to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

NFL-BWF Salute to Service Grant Supports 500 Veterans to Regain Self-Sufficiency

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How has our mission impacted veterans and their families?

Spring 2022 Cohort
Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) Got Your 6 Network local partners have the regular opportunity to connect with each other on facilitated regional cohort calls. During these calls, BWF gains a… Read More
“The Hardest Part Was Accepting Help”
Carlos was wounded in Mogadishu in 1993, rendering him infertile. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, he and his wife Nicky got in contact with VIVA… Read More
For One Army Couple, a New Mission: Find a Surrogate
Army couple Jennifer and Alexander Strauch are ready to find a surrogate and start a family, after Jennifer underwent a life-changing surgery at 23.
To expand their family, high school sweethearts overcome exceptional odds
Overcoming enormous odds, the Hanna family was able to welcome Baby Rudy in May 2022, with the help of VIVA.
“She Was Meant To Be Ours”
Most new parents would rather forget the lack of sleep that comes with welcoming a newborn. That’s not the case for USMC veteran Jackson Smith, who cherishes every single second… Read More
Miami Dolphins join Bob Woodruff Foundation and partners for veterans food distribution
Through our NFL-BWF partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation funded Volunteers of America of Florida to provide a food drive in Miami, Florida for veterans and their families.
Month of the Military Child: Resources to Support MilKids and Their Families
It’s often said that the whole family serves. The stress of deployments, new PCS orders, and concerns about safety can weigh heavily on all family members. That’s why the Bob… Read More
Combatting Veteran Homelessness with U.S.VETS
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges and gaps in services that contribute to veteran homelessness and housing insecurity.

Berkeley Food & Housing Project to Expand Assistance to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

NFL-BWF Salute to Service Grant Supports 500 Veterans to Regain Self-Sufficiency

Story Collection

How has our mission impacted veterans and their families?

Spring 2022 Cohort
Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) Got Your 6 Network local partners have the regular opportunity to connect with each other on facilitated regional cohort calls. During these calls, BWF gains a… Read More
“The Hardest Part Was Accepting Help”
Carlos was wounded in Mogadishu in 1993, rendering him infertile. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, he and his wife Nicky got in contact with VIVA… Read More
For One Army Couple, a New Mission: Find a Surrogate
Army couple Jennifer and Alexander Strauch are ready to find a surrogate and start a family, after Jennifer underwent a life-changing surgery at 23.
To expand their family, high school sweethearts overcome exceptional odds
Overcoming enormous odds, the Hanna family was able to welcome Baby Rudy in May 2022, with the help of VIVA.
“She Was Meant To Be Ours”
Most new parents would rather forget the lack of sleep that comes with welcoming a newborn. That’s not the case for USMC veteran Jackson Smith, who cherishes every single second… Read More
Miami Dolphins join Bob Woodruff Foundation and partners for veterans food distribution
Through our NFL-BWF partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation funded Volunteers of America of Florida to provide a food drive in Miami, Florida for veterans and their families.
Month of the Military Child: Resources to Support MilKids and Their Families
It’s often said that the whole family serves. The stress of deployments, new PCS orders, and concerns about safety can weigh heavily on all family members. That’s why the Bob… Read More
Combatting Veteran Homelessness with U.S.VETS
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges and gaps in services that contribute to veteran homelessness and housing insecurity.

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Here you’ll find news and announcements highlighting our efforts to support our veterans, service members and their families.

Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Announces Twelfth Annual Veteran Symposium
Military veterans, spouses and corporate hiring managers are invited to attend the 12th Annual Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Symposium on November 3, 2022, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm… Read More
The National Football League (NFL) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation Announce $5.5 Million Continued Partnership Through NFL’s Salute to Service Initiative
NFL Commits to Continued Investment in Grantmaking Partnership to Build Healthy Lifestyles and Create Communities for US Veterans and their Families New York, NY– In keeping with its commitment to… Read More
16th Annual Stand Up for Heroes, Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, Returns to Kick Off the 2022 NYCF
Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), New York’s highly anticipated night of hope, healing and laughter, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), returns.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation Publishes Comprehensive Study on Veterans’ Needs Nationwide
Our “Got Your 6 Network: Quantifying and Addressing Veterans’ Needs,” highlights veterans’ needs and the capacity of America’s local communities to address those needs. Read more.
Bob Woodruff Foundation Invests $1.7M In Health and Wellbeing of Veterans, Caregivers, and Military Families
Today, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) announced an investment of $1.7 million in grants to 18 best-in-class organizations that are providing programs and services to veterans, caregivers, and military families.… Read More
Pendleton Whisky Honors Veterans From the United States Armed Forces with Limited Edition Bottle Release
Pendleton Whisky continues a strong tradition of celebrating veterans with a limited-edition military bottle released on Armed Forces Day and a $100,000 donation to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Top veteran-serving organizations in NYC invited to join ‘Got Your 6 Summit’, solutions-focused convening on veterans issues
The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Veteran Services (DVS) and Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will host the first Got Your 6 Summit in NYC… Read More
Got Your 6 VetFest Brings Country Stars, Local Veteran Services Together to Celebrate Nashville Veterans
The Bob Woodruff Foundation will present the Got Your 6 VetFest at the Loveless Barn in Nashville on July 9th, 2022. This family-friendly event for the local military/veteran community will… Read More