Our Approach

We invest in positive returns. Positive returns for the veterans returning to their families and communities and positive returns for every dollar donated to their long-term well being.

It is by connecting communities with the brave heroes returning to them, that we are best able to provide more than stopgap measures, but long-term solutions that take a holistic approach to recovery.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation stands out from the sea of 46,000 nonprofits that serve veterans by the way in which we find, fund and shape innovative programs within that maze.



Through our Charitable Investments program, we diligently navigate a broad range of nonprofits to find the most innovative programs meeting the needs of today’s veterans. We view and treat our grantees as a portfolio, carefully cultivated for impact and sustainability. We look for diversity in program focus, organization type, and geographic location and scope.


Through due diligence and a commitment to meeting the highest of standards, the Bob Woodruff Foundation invests in high impact programs and resources that ensure “Success that Sustains.”


By collaborating with government, private and public organizations, we’re able to influence the best programs and resources and improve upon them. Leveraging our subject matter expertise, we stay actively involved in their progress.

Focus Areas

Rehabilitation and Recovery
Today’s service members return with injuries that would have been fatal in earlier times. We’re funding programs that heal both the physical and hidden wounds of war, with a focus on long-term effects of living with injury.
Education and Employment
With a quarter million service members transitioning from service annually, we work tirelessly to make sure education and employment enables and enriches the next chapter of their lives.
Quality of Life
Ensuring impacted veterans and their families have access to meaningful opportunities and experiences that enhance their quality of life is at the heart of our mission. Programs we shape provide service members with senses of purpose, places to live, healthy family relationships, and outlets for socialization.

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