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Impact Stories

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.

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

Story Collection

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

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.
The inspiring journey of Captain Derek Herrera
Marine Captain Derek Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down by a bullet in Afghanistan in 2012. Two years later, he used an exoskeleton to walk across the stage at… Read More
Veteran Housing Insecurity Identified As 2022’s Most Pressing Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges and gaps in services that contribute to veteran homelessness and housing insecurity.
Our Top 5 Stories of 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we are awed by the incredible stories of resilience from our community. Through a continued global pandemic, defined by urgent issues from food insecurity to… Read More
Hidden Helpers Coalition is Working to Support the Children of Military Family Members
A successful transition from the military to civilian life requires a strong network of support. At the heart of this network is family, especially those who act as caregivers to… Read More
BWF Grantee Food Bank For New York City Holds Food Distribution Event in Queens Ahead of Thanksgiving
Food insecurity for our veterans is never acceptable, but it is especially egregious during the holiday season.  With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
World News Tonight featured the Bob Woodruff Foundation to talk about our enduring support of the military and veteran community while shining a light on the work we’ve done in… Read More
Pep Boys Taps Into Its Veterans Heritage by Partnering with Bob Woodruff Foundation
This week, American automotive service provider, Pep Boys, donated $100,000 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). This generous donation helps BWF continue its mission to support veterans and their families… Read More

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

Story Collection

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

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.
The inspiring journey of Captain Derek Herrera
Marine Captain Derek Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down by a bullet in Afghanistan in 2012. Two years later, he used an exoskeleton to walk across the stage at… Read More
Veteran Housing Insecurity Identified As 2022’s Most Pressing Issue
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges and gaps in services that contribute to veteran homelessness and housing insecurity.
Our Top 5 Stories of 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we are awed by the incredible stories of resilience from our community. Through a continued global pandemic, defined by urgent issues from food insecurity to… Read More
Hidden Helpers Coalition is Working to Support the Children of Military Family Members
A successful transition from the military to civilian life requires a strong network of support. At the heart of this network is family, especially those who act as caregivers to… Read More
BWF Grantee Food Bank For New York City Holds Food Distribution Event in Queens Ahead of Thanksgiving
Food insecurity for our veterans is never acceptable, but it is especially egregious during the holiday season.  With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
World News Tonight featured the Bob Woodruff Foundation to talk about our enduring support of the military and veteran community while shining a light on the work we’ve done in… Read More
Pep Boys Taps Into Its Veterans Heritage by Partnering with Bob Woodruff Foundation
This week, American automotive service provider, Pep Boys, donated $100,000 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). This generous donation helps BWF continue its mission to support veterans and their families… Read More

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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
Bob Woodruff Foundation Receives Historic Gift to Benefit America’s Heroes
The Bob Woodruff Foundation announced receipt of the organization’s largest single gift to date – $15 million – from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott to accelerate the impact and resources available for… Read More
Craig Newmark Philanthropies Announces $2.95M Grant to Expand National Support for Veterans
NEW YORK, February 28, 2022 — Today, Craig Newmark Philanthropies announced a generous $2.95 million grant to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to strengthen the Foundation’s Got Your 6 Network.… Read More
PeopleTV sat down with Bob and Lee Woodruff to reflect on his 16th Alive Day
Hear from our co-founders as they look back at 1/29/06, the day Bob survived an IED blast that became the catalyst for our mission to help service members, veterans, their… Read More
The inspiring journey of Captain Derek Herrera
Marine Captain Derek Herrera was paralyzed from the chest down by a bullet in Afghanistan in 2012. Two years later, he used an exoskeleton to walk across the stage at… Read More
2021 Storybook
Hope, grit, determination, and stories of resilience. Discover how the Bob Woodruff Foundation made an impact this year.