$45 Million Invested, 370+ Grants Awarded, 2.5 Million Veterans & Families Reached
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and PsychArmor Institute (PAI) have embarked on the process of building a suite of free online courses for volunteers that make it possible for any civilian volunteer who works with veterans and their families to improve their level of military and veteran cultural competency, at a time and pace that meets their needs. PAI's and BWF’s volunteer-focused online trainings range from foundational courses such as "Volunteering with Veterans with Invisible Wounds of War", to those that are targeted to meet specific needs, such as "How to Interact with a Service Animal". PAI's energy, relationships with leading subject matter experts from both the public and private sector, and national reach, led the Bob Woodruff Foundation to this investment.
Student Veterans of America
Not every veteran will go from combat to college. But those who do need a peer support network and a welcoming campus environment with faculty, coaches, administrators and clergy trained to understand and meet their needs. Having the right resources on campus can make a real difference in helping veterans achieve their goals and thrive long-term. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was an early funder of Student Veterans of America (SVA). BWF funding helped to build chapters, conduct peer training and provide resources to fight stigma, trauma and suicide on college campuses. That early investment now helps student vets begin the next chapter of their lives on over 1400 college campuses nationwide.
Adaptive Sports Training & Certification Programs
During the past year Northeast Passage at the University of New Hampshire, with support from the Bob Woodruff Foundation, conducted a study of the sanctioned training available to and utilized by adaptive sports programs, their volunteers, instructors and coaches. Download.
Animal-Assisted Therapy and Service Dogs in Military Medicine - December 2013
On December 4, 2013, the Bob Woodruff Foundation, in collaboration with the National Intrepid Center for Excellence (NICoE), sponsored a convening on the expanding role of animal-assisted therapy and the use of service dogs in military medicine. Download.