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People are always at the core of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission. Veterans, the military community, and their families are our reason for being. Their success is our success. Read here about the positive outcomes brought about by your support.

After Their Successful First Tournament, USA Wheelchair Football Gears Up for Another

Toughness, athleticism, and teamwork. While these traits may be applicable to many professional sports leagues, they’re especially relevant to success in the USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL). Move United’s league… Read More

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VOWS, BWF, EY, and WayUP Join Forces to Connect Both Veterans and Employers at the 2021 VOWS Symposium
Our careers can shape our sense of self and help us form enriching social relationships. For veterans, we know a fulfilling career can be an essential component of their transition… Read More
BWF’s Keith Whitcomb Volunteers at MFAN Event to Help Veterans Facing Food Insecurity
No one should ever have to face food insecurity, especially our veterans. Thankfully, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has partners like the Military Advisory Family Network (MFAN) working to take… Read More
Dave and Buster’s Teams up With BWF for More Than Just Fun and Games
Dave and Buster’s provides families with fun, food, and beverages across the United States. Known for their unbelievable midway, they provide games that range from arcade classics to fully immersive… Read More
VA Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month by Highlighting Hope
Hispanic culture is woven into the fabric of both civilian and military life in the United States. Hispanics have served in every American war including the Revolutionary War. According to… Read More
Craig Newmark’s Generosity Addressing Veteran Food Insecurity Head-on
Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) is continuing to address food insecurity for veterans. We wanted to share two of the many stories made possible by CNP funding.Greater Miami Valley MyVeteran Community… Read More
TMC’s Operation Enduring Service Continues in Brooklyn With Rose Garden Restoration
We are naturally social creatures. The bonds we create through interacting with others can have a lasting impact. So, it’s no wonder that social distancing and avoiding intimate interactions with… Read More
TMC and BWF Show the Power of Community and Service
A strong bond with a community can provide a sense of relatedness, support, and the feeling of being part of something greater than any one individual. Unfortunately, COVID-19 prevented many… Read More
Move United’s USA Wheelchair Football League Hosts Successful First Tournament
The NFL was not the only football league to kick off over the weekend. The USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL) hosted its inaugural tournament in Phoenix. Move United, with a… Read More

After Their Successful First Tournament, USA Wheelchair Football Gears Up for Another

Toughness, athleticism, and teamwork. While these traits may be applicable to many professional sports leagues, they’re especially relevant to success in the USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL). Move United’s league… Read More

Story Collection

See how our mission has directly and indirectly impacted veterans and their families and made their lives better.

VOWS, BWF, EY, and WayUP Join Forces to Connect Both Veterans and Employers at the 2021 VOWS Symposium
Our careers can shape our sense of self and help us form enriching social relationships. For veterans, we know a fulfilling career can be an essential component of their transition… Read More
BWF’s Keith Whitcomb Volunteers at MFAN Event to Help Veterans Facing Food Insecurity
No one should ever have to face food insecurity, especially our veterans. Thankfully, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has partners like the Military Advisory Family Network (MFAN) working to take… Read More
Dave and Buster’s Teams up With BWF for More Than Just Fun and Games
Dave and Buster’s provides families with fun, food, and beverages across the United States. Known for their unbelievable midway, they provide games that range from arcade classics to fully immersive… Read More
VA Commemorates Hispanic Heritage Month by Highlighting Hope
Hispanic culture is woven into the fabric of both civilian and military life in the United States. Hispanics have served in every American war including the Revolutionary War. According to… Read More
Craig Newmark’s Generosity Addressing Veteran Food Insecurity Head-on
Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) is continuing to address food insecurity for veterans. We wanted to share two of the many stories made possible by CNP funding.Greater Miami Valley MyVeteran Community… Read More
TMC’s Operation Enduring Service Continues in Brooklyn With Rose Garden Restoration
We are naturally social creatures. The bonds we create through interacting with others can have a lasting impact. So, it’s no wonder that social distancing and avoiding intimate interactions with… Read More
TMC and BWF Show the Power of Community and Service
A strong bond with a community can provide a sense of relatedness, support, and the feeling of being part of something greater than any one individual. Unfortunately, COVID-19 prevented many… Read More
Move United’s USA Wheelchair Football League Hosts Successful First Tournament
The NFL was not the only football league to kick off over the weekend. The USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL) hosted its inaugural tournament in Phoenix. Move United, with a… Read More

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VOWS Symposium Connects Veterans, Transitioning Service Members with Opportunities in the Financial Services Industry
Virtual Event Scheduled for November 4 and 5 NEW YORK, October 5 – Veterans On Wall Street (VOWS) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation will hold the 11th annual VOWS Symposium… Read More
The 15th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Returns Live to New York City, Presented by The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival
Special Guests Take the Stage to Honor Our Nation’s Veterans at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on November 8 NEW YORK, NY (September 28,… Read More
Bob Woodruff Foundation Expedites Funding for Organizations Providing Mental Health and Social Support to Veterans
(NEW YORK, NY) September 15, 2021 – The current events in Afghanistan have been devastating to many service members, veterans, caregivers, and survivors. To address the growing and urgent need,… Read More
Military Couple Grows Family Through In Vitro Initiative
Story originally published by Doug Emblidge for WHAM 13 ABC. Greece, N.Y. — A military couple from Greece will celebrate their child’s first birthday on September 11th. They will also be… Read More
BWF Provides Scholarships for Got Your 6 Local Partners to Attend Annual NCHV Conference on Veteran Homelessness
A home is more than shelter from the elements or a place to rest for the night. For veterans who find themselves in difficult situations, housing is a critical component… Read More
The Bob Woodruff Foundation Partners with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America to Raise Awareness of the COVID-19 Vaccine Amongst Veteran Community
Though the COVID-19 vaccination rate continues to rise across the country with 48% of the population fully vaccinated, some communities are still hesitant to sign up for their shot. For veterans and… Read More
BWF Continues to Address Food Insecurity With Our Grantee MFAN
What an opportunity! I had a chance to help those I have been serving with and for since I retired from the Army. Thanks to Craig Newmark Philanthropies and their amazing support,… Read More
Veteran Mental Health: Awareness and Action
Cape Cod is known for its beaches, its scientific communities, and its quaint towns. Revered as a popular vacation destination in the United States, the Cape has a relatively small… Read More