Travis Manion Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Philanthropy

Location: 164 E State St Doylestown PA 18901 USA

Mission: The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is dedicated to assisting our nations’ veterans and the families of our fallen heroes. Since our inception, following the combat death of 1st Lt Travis Manion (USMC) in April 2007, the Travis Manion Foundation has endeavored to support the whole military community by empowering veterans and survivors, telling their stories of strength and service while challenging them along with everyday Americans to take action in their communities.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of the TMF through their Character Does Matter program, which is a wonderful way to inspire young children to become role models as they take their first steps in becoming good community stewards. My son, Marine Cpl. Michael Ouellette (KIA 3-22-09) is one of six NH heroes honored by them. Through the TMF, I have met and shared with many Gold Star families in a way that is special and unique to us. They helped me step outside my cocoon of grief and realize that I was not alone in wanting to find a way to honor my son's sacrifice. Their motto, "If not me, then who..." pretty much says it all. We can work together to give back to our communities, both on a local and international basis. I can't think of a better way to honor my son than by giving and helping others who need a helping hand up. Two hands can accomplish much, but many hands together can accomplish the impossible. Thank you, TMF, for giving me this new perspective.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis Manion Foundation has redefined my view on life.

I am the widow of SGT Ryan Baum, KIA May 29, 2007. Since his death, I've been put into contact with various organizations who claim they provide healing and growth opportunities for their participants/members. I am fully confident in saying that none come remotely close to what the Travis Manion Foundation is able to provide.

I recently went to Peru on a survivors expedition. It was during this trip that I learned more about perseverance, the world around me, my confidence, and selflessness than at any other time in the past 7 years.

The Travis Manion Foundation's focus on service and character through their motto "If not me then who..." is undoubtedly seen and learned within its offered services.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

Last year my fiancé was killed in action in Afghanistan. Without hesitation, the Travis Manion Foundation, and one of its local branch members made it a point to reach out to me. Through them, they made it possible to travel to Peru with other surviving spouses and fiancés in honor of our beloveds. I have seen the amazing work they do as a foundation, as well as felt the amazing love and support that it's team members personally emit to each and every family they come in contact with. Their mission to honor the fallen by challenging the living is what sings to my heart and I can think of no better way to honor our fallen men and women. I know my fiancé wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I have met so many life-long friends through this foundation, ones that I feel so incredibly blessed to have.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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They are strong and faithful to their mission. They seek tempered and innovative approaches to their strategy. They are extremely responsive to their foundation's ambassadors. They are growing in following and in support because they enact their mission, "If not me, then who" everyday. It is inspiring to see and engaging to be a part their ecosystem. They inspire me to do more in my community (I feel guilty if I don't do more)!

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It's hard to say. I might suggest, "do more with programs to bring awareness, or more fundraising." However, they remind me that the brand is strong and they don't want the activities to take away from their mission and strategic intent. Clearly, a patient balance embodies sustainable growth.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

It's very simple: "If not me, then who." This organization stands out from a sea of so-called military non-profits by clearly executing their mission of honoring the fallen by challenging the living through honest, straight-forward fundraising efforts.

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Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis Manion Foundation will be heavy in our hearts as we take the first steps into our new home. My fiancé, a combat wounded Marine veteran, had the pleasure of being invited to a race held in PA. Everyone was more then caring and respectful. He had the change to meet great people and make connections. Watching the race and feeling the support from complete strangers left us feeling blessed and humble. He had never asked for anything, but to just be apart of the day. As time had past we started getting the ball moving on building a house. We became very overwhelmed at first. Once we were in the architectural phase, the TMF had stepped in. They paid for the plans that helped us design a home we could grow into, with whatever challenges he may face. This gave us a chance to breathe and not be knocked down just as we started. We can not wait to open the front door of our home and know without the support of The Travis Manion Foundation, this process would be so much more of a struggle. As I see this foundation grow, through the world of Facebook...of course; I truly see nothing but smiles, motivation and goals being accomplished. This I believe is the foundation and heart of an unstoppable movement. I know the TMF will continue to grow and help the men, women, and families that need and deserve a shoulder to lean on the most. We are more then thankful for everything the Travis Manion Foundation has done for this Marine and his family!

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Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a volunteer coordinator for the 5k route for the Doylestown TMF run for the past 3 years. We have benefitted several wounded military personnel and to speak to them and see how grateful they are is incredibly rewarding. We could not have done this without the Travis Manion Foundation. It is an honor to be involved.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis Manion Foundation is such an amazing organization to honor our Fallen Heroes. They dedicate so much time and effort to raise awareness and spread their help throughout the United States. I am honored to be a donor, because they work so hard to help keep our heroes legacy alive, and help the loved ones who are left behind, learn how to cope and heal.

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2014

Rating: 5 stars  

The Travis Manion Foundation is a wonderful organization. I have been motivated by their approach to the healing process by honoring the fallen through challenging the living, and will be involved in my first 5K- Doylestown 9/11 Heroes Run. I also had the honor of walking with them in our local Memorial Day Parade. As a parent of a Marine Veteran we have seen families who have lost loved ones in service to this country, be able to remember their loved ones .
The Travis Manion Foundation is a great organization, being run by great and caring people.

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2014

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