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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Patient & Family Support, Philanthropy, Veterans, Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: Founded in 2005 by 4 USAR veterans, OnBehalf.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that aims to raise funds and professional services for injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as for the families of the fallen. Due to our all-volunteer team and low administrative expenses, over 90% of your tax-deductible contribution will reach injured veterans and military families.

Results: It's been a banner year for OnBehalf, with fundraisers involving mud runs, golf tournaments, pub crawls and good old fashioned campaigns. Having worked with such fine organizations as the VFW, Wounded Warrior Project and Walter Reed, we've made this happen.

Target demographics: wounded veterans from Iraq & Afghanistan

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 25

Geographic areas served: Nationwide

Programs: financial grants for those injured vets trying to make ends meet, and sponsoring enjoyable activities that add to their quality of life.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have nothing but amazing things to say about how On Behalf has helped me and my family with their monetary grant. My wife and I are blessed with these gorgeous identical twins, and my wife seeing the fiscal struggle it has been putting me in every month went looking for someone that could help. She quickly found this wonderful and honest organization and began working with the kind their staff. All without my knowledge, until one morning recently I saw an email with a monetary grant. No matter what the amount, every cent counts when I spend $300 on formula alone for two hungry 4 1/2 month old rug rats. This money allievated the stress for 2 months so that I may save in the interim and feel as if I am not drowning again.Thank you for the life preserver!!! God bless and I can not thank you enough for the help you have given my family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Why should I give you a rating. I am a disabled veteran who came to you for help and you sent me to other organization who wouldn't help either. I love the term hold your hand out and others will help....NOT. It's more like I get mine bite off. So I am done asking and will continue trying to do this on my own like I have.

Comments ( 1 )

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OnBehalf 08/11/2016

Thanks man, instead of reading on our website who we can and who we can't help, you leave a review that may hinder our efforts to attract volunteers and donors, and the vets we CAN help will suffer for it. Well done. And I'm pretty sure I remember emailing you. If you want to lash out at the world, go right ahead, just spare those who run a nonprofit and raise money in their spare time, often disappointed and heartbroken they can't help everyone who comes there way. Thanks again for slamming us and making a dent in our ability to help others, others who are ten times more gracious than you could ever hope to be. And that's from one veteran to another.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My husband is a disabled vet whom lost his left leg and suffered multiple other injuries. We recently ran into a few set backs in life that left us worried. I nominated my husband to get help from onbehalf.org. I got a reponse right away. They are very kind... I got the feeling that they truly care about the soldiers and not just doing it for publicity. After speaking with them they did not have me jump through hoops and very fast they had a payment to go towards our mortgage and I am truly grateful for that. We need more organizations to be this way. Thank you

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found OnBehalf while researching VA Organizations online. I decided to reach our to Mike Gifford for some more insight and possible assistance. In return, I got a call from Mike and more importantly, a great conversation. What made the conversation great was Mike. He carries a very strong combination of intelligence, drive, common sense, and integrity. It is no surprise why he leads OnBehalf and it is no surprise why OnBehalf has generated such success. I feel fortunate to have found this organization.

1 Suhaib A.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mike saved my life in Iraq, and when I say saved my life, I mean he literally did! I believe that there is no better person to take action in such a great cause.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I worked as an Iraqi Interpreter with the United States Army in Iraq. And I am familiar with OnBehalf.org work. Keep up the good work guys.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Giff has and continues to serve this great nation. His charity OnBehalf supports our fellow troops and their families when they need us most.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Mike when he lived in Chicago and was thinking to start this organization - in 2005!
The message of this organization is very powerful only because it comes from people who have lived experiences that many of us may never understand!

Mike was very passionate about creating an organization that can help and support veterans - these veterans are heros who have the courage to fight for their country and also for their families at home!

i can't believe that many of them are forgotten once they return - and moreover, many of them are not shown the love and respect they deserve for the rest of their lives!

These men and women deserve our support and OnBehalf.org is providing the opportunity for us to give them this support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know Mike well and his passion and commitment for giving back is incredible. A very deserving cause and one that is absolutely required in these difficult times!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great local charity that takes the time to add a personal touch for many veterans in need. The organization's management and volunteers and dedicated individuals who go the extra mile to help veterans.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My VFW selected OnBehalf.org as one of the beneficiaries of our second annual Hole in One for Heroes charity golf tournament. From the moment they were notified, they jumped in to help us in any way they could. A website was set up and maintained for us, items were donated for the "goody bags," the founder's father drummed up bunches of sponsors we never would have been able to get on our own and worked tirelessly on our behalf, and both founder and father worked on the course the day of the tournament - all for our local veterans. We are just a small part of their network, but we are indebted for their energy, commitment and help. Our veterans are very fortunate to have OnBehalf on their side!