Initiatives - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Our Ongoing Thought Leadership

We identify, pursue, and champion those areas of need that are most critical to the population we serve.

Stand SMART for Heroes

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, families, and caregivers.

Bridging the Gap: How Existing Systems of Care Can Collaborate to Address Homelessness Among Veterans

Tackling the Terms: Baseline Definitions for Equine-Assisted Services

Emergency Financial Assistance: Best Practices

Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment

Using Medical-Legal Partnership to Reduce Barriers to Veteran Health and Wellbeing

Reading Between the Posts: How to Use Social Media Patterns to Identify Veterans At Risk for Suicide

New Treatment Opportunities from Genetic Markers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Susceptibility and Risk

Original Research

Stand SMART for Heroes

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, families, and caregivers.

Bridging the Gap: How Existing Systems of Care Can Collaborate to Address Homelessness Among Veterans

Tackling the Terms: Baseline Definitions for Equine-Assisted Services

Emergency Financial Assistance: Best Practices

Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment

Using Medical-Legal Partnership to Reduce Barriers to Veteran Health and Wellbeing

Reading Between the Posts: How to Use Social Media Patterns to Identify Veterans At Risk for Suicide

New Treatment Opportunities from Genetic Markers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Susceptibility and Risk

More Research

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Setting Standards for Delivering High-Quality Care to Veterans with Invisible Wounds
For veterans living with invisible wounds, care delivery organizations must define and measure standards for high-quality care.
Stand SMART Issue 10 – The Case for Collaboration: Strengthening Ties Between Civil Legal Aid and Veteran-Serving Organizations
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members,… Read More
Stand SMART Issue 9: Determining the Right Data Tool for Your Community-Based Partnership
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members,… Read More
Stand SMART Issue 8: An American Solution to Serving the Military and Veteran Community
Many of the nearly 19 million U.S. military veterans thrive in their communities, but some struggle. Local organizations—individually or as part of community-based partnerships—play an important role in responding to… Read More
The Got Your 6 Network: Quantifying and Addressing Veterans’ Needs
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has heard directly from members of our Got Your Six Network about the extent to which the pandemic has exacerbated needs and challenges for veterans, much… Read More
Bridging the Gap: How Existing Systems of Care Can Collaborate to Address Homelessness Among Veterans
Housing is more than just shelter – it is the foundation for a stable, healthy life. Unfortunately, we know that a disproportionate number of veterans experience homelessness. The National Coalition… Read More
Assessing and Improving Community Support for 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… Read More

VIVA – Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive

Supporting programs that help veterans begin a family is rooted in the Bob Woodruff Foundation mission – to find, fund, and shape innovative programs that help veterans, service members, and their families thrive. The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to have funded more than 30 veterans since we initiated the VIVA Fund in 2016.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) works in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to inform veterans with service-connected fertility challenges of the various fertility benefits and services available to them. When the VA-funded program is not appropriate for a veteran, BWF may provide up to $5,000 funding to veterans eligible for the BWF Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA) Fund.

High Impact Collaboration™ Convenings

The Bob Woodruff Foundation hosts a series of High Impact Collaboration™ convenings on a range of issues that can drive change. The convenings are designed to spotlight leading-edge advances in select fields and to generate strategic partnerships among government, military, nonprofit and corporate stakeholders that have the capacity to support our mission.

Convening Reports

Catch up on reports from our High Impact Collaboration™ convenings!

Medical-Legal Partnership – May 2019

This High Impact Collaboration™ event brought together 85 professionals, including practitioners involved in 23 medical-legal partnerships at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities, leadership from Departments of Veterans Affairs, and Health and Human Services, and advocates working to drive policy impacting our nation’s veterans and military-connected families and caregivers.

Intimacy After Injury

Therapeutic Advances to Alleviate the Devastating Impact of War Injury on Fertility and on Physical and Emotional Intimacy.

Animal-Assisted Therapy and Service Dogs in Military Medicine – June 2014

On June 12, 2014, the Bob Woodruff Foundation sponsored a second convening on the use of service dogs in treatment protocols for service members and veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 03

Citi
8:30am – 5:00pm
Military veterans, spouses and corporate hiring managers are invited to attend the 12th Annual Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Symposium on November 3, 2022, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET in New York City. Citi is the host for this year’s Symposium. Register Here Candidate Registration Link[…]