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Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Rating: 4.85 stars   55 reviews 2,893

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

P.O. Box 89367 Tampa FL 33689 USA

Mission:

Provides the opportunity for children of Special Operations forces who die in combat or training to obtain a full four year colleg degree. Also provides immediate financial assistance for families of special operations people wounded in combat.

Target demographics:

the families of fallen and wounded special operations warriors

Direct beneficiaries per year:

145 students with $4 million in tuition, books, fees, room and board and counseling services.

Geographic areas served:

nationwide

Programs:

1. Ensuring college educations for the surviving children of fallen Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations forces; 2. Providing immediate financial stipends to the families of severely wounded special operators to help with the financial burden of having a loved one hospitalized; and 3. Providing counseling and advocacy to the families of special operations personnel.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

4 people found this review helpful

I am the CEO for a charitable company who has worked with Special Operations Warrior Foundation for the last two years and look forward to many more. They are leaders in non-profit giving and give to a cause close to our hearts. Their transparency, clarity of mission, and amazing performance have established an incredible reputation. These are the reasons we work solely with Special Operations Warrior Foundation for our Military giving and charitable efforts.

They are great people working for an outstanding non-profit. It is both an honor and privilege to work with SOWF and assist the families of Special Operations.

We support SOWF for those that do the deed and live a life of example in service and sacrifice!

Cleyton Bray
ceo/SWAT Life: Brothers for Adversity, LLC

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer with SOWF for a while and it has been remarkable to watch the organization grow and while keeping true to its mission, finding and adding new ways to support the SOF community. SOWF helps not only fund education for the children of fallen, but to ensure the success of each student by providing personalized support in their academic and personal lives. I am proud to be a supporter of SOWF and to help the children of our fallen heroes.

 
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Team SOWF empowers me to leverage my winter fat biking pursuits into beacons for friends and family to donate to this outstanding charity!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

This is the best foundation around. Not only is their mission critical to the families they help, but they always strive, with great success, to make sure their funding actually gets to those that need it the most. Proud to be a supporter. Bravo Zulu!

 
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We support the SOWF and the incredible work they do in supporting our wounded heroes and their families, like Lieutenant (retired) Jason C. Redman, former U.S. Navy SEAL and ARMY Ranger, and SSgt (retired) Johnnie O. Yellock II, former Combat Controller. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with Jason two weeks ago and Johnnie today an event in Virginia and they both praised SOWF for the incredible support they and their families received during their difficult time of recovery. First class organization that always does the right thing for our wounded warriors. I wish more charitable organizations would follow their lead. Well done. Keep up the tremendous work!!

 
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When our son was killed in 2012 at the tender age of 26, this is the organization he had chosen for memorials to be made in his honor. Why? Because as a Special Forces soldier he knew the importance of taking care of his team even after death. This is an organization he strongly believed in for good reason. We as Nic's family are proud to lend our support and grateful that such an organization exists.

 
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I have thrown several fundraisers benefitting the SOWF. Their benefit department is helpful in assisting throwing events as well as extremely knowledgeable in what your fundraising efforts help.
The SOWF is an amazing charity that helps the families of wounded and fallen Special Ops servicemen. These men and women give everything for their country and the SOWF does their best to give everything they can back to the soldiers and their families.

 
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I have supported this organization through Painting with a Twist SOWF nights. As a surviving spouse I know how important it is to find a dedicated and legitimate charity organization for spouses and children. SOWF does it best!

 
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Witnessing the pure expression of care that each and every member of and donor to this charity has been one of the greatest honors I have experienced in recent years. Never in my life have I seen such a dedicated group of people, nor one so committed to bettering the lives of those truly in need. Thank you, SOWF. What an incredible organization.

 
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Having worked with special operators during my military obligation, I am still in awe of their sacrifices and dedication to team, mission, honor and country. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides me with the opportunity to give something back to these warriors and their families, even though it may not be much. They are grateful for every donation no matter the magnitude. Reading the success stories of the children who receive their educational grants and scholarships lets me know that this organization is doing great work while continuing to honor their fallen teammates.

 
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