NYC-Area Veterans Facing Food Insecurity to Receive Help Thanks to Bob Woodruff Foundation, Craig Newmark Philanthropies

With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) recently announced a targeted investment of nearly $1M in programs helping veterans experiencing food insecurity in the New York City area. These BWF grants will enable NYC-based programs City Harvest, Citymeals On Wheels, and Food Bank For New York City to provide services to veterans, military families, and other community residents, ranging from local food distribution events to much-needed meal delivery for homebound, elderly veterans. More Info.

Bob Woodruff Foundation Announces Latest Grants Addressing Urgent Needs of Veterans, Caregivers, and Military Families

Today, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has announced an investment of over $4.6 million in grants to 44 best-in-class organizations that are providing programs and services to veterans, caregivers, and military families impacted by COVID-19. This announcement is a continuation of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s ongoing investment in programs helping veterans during COVID-19. In 2020, the Bob Woodruff Foundation set an organization record for the most funding provided in a single year, investing over $6 million in supporting veterans and military families. More Info.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation Releases Research Brief on Equine-Assisted Services for Veterans and Military Families

Horses can be a powerful part of the healing process for some wounded veterans. But without a common terminology, navigating equine-assisted services can be confusing for veterans and those who serve them. Based on insights from the recently published “Optimal Terminology for Services in the United States That Incorporate Horses to Benefit People: A Consensus Document,” BWF has now released “Tackling the Terms: Baseline Definitions for Equine-Assisted Services,” the latest issue in their Stand SMART for Heroes research series. More Info.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation Announces Latest Funding for Regional Veteran Communities Across the Country

To combat the devastating impact of COVID-19 for veterans and their families, today the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) announced a $536,000 investment in stimulus funding to 62 local partners. “Food is such a basic human need. But as our local partners have shown us, it’s about much more than the food. When we help fund resources like a grocery store gift card or a box of farm fresh produce, it’s a way of affirming: ‘We’ve got your six. Your community is looking out for you, and we’re going to get through this together,’” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. More Info.

Craig Newmark Philanthropies Announces Additional $15M Donation to Conquer Food Insecurity Across the Country

Craig Newmark Philanthropies (CNP) announced on Tuesday a generous $15 million donation to address food insecurity across America. Newmark made the commitment during the first “Leaders Eat Last” virtual panel event, part of a series developed by the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to take a deeper look into the systems and solutions surrounding food insecurity and specifically its effect on veterans. Tuesday’s commitment from Craig Newmark Philanthropies comes after the organization gave $10 million to the fight against food insecurity in October. More Info.

Bob Woodruff Foundation Releases Latest Analysis of How Communities Collaborate to Support Veterans

This white paper analyzes and summarizes the “checkpoints” that were distributed to the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s network of over 100 local partner collaboratives, representing more than 3,000 organizations across the nation. These individual assessments provide local partners a clear picture of how they and their peers are developing, what they can learn from other communities, and which areas for improvement will have the biggest return on investment—that is, the greatest impact on the veterans and military families they serve. More Info.

14th Annual Stand Up for Heroes Virtual Event Brought Celebrities Together to Support Veterans through the Bob Woodruff Foundation

Viewers across the U.S. and around the world tuned into the special event hosted by Jon Stewart, featuring a star-studded line up of performances from Nate Bargatze, Ronny Chieng, Sheryl Crow, Mickey Guyton, Tiffany Haddish, Brad Paisley, Patti Scialfa, Iliza Shlesinger, and Bruce Springsteen, with special guests including Jeannie Gaffigan, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, Brian Regan, Ray Romano, and more. More Info.