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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

34 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Joey82

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.

1 Gary70

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Mike for many years and consider him to be a man of integrity. I helped raise funds for OnBehalf.Org by running the 2013 Boston Tough Mudder with Team OnBehalf.Org, have donated every year since and will continue to do so in the future.
Gary Bosse

3

Donor

Rating: 5

Vets need all the support they can get, but more often than not, they don't get it! OnBehalf fills in the gaps whenever called on to do what they can to help their fellow brothers and sisters. I continue to support and donate to this tremendous organization...please consider doing the same.

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5

Donor

Rating: 5

So many vets in need, not enough financial or physical support to go around!! It doesn't take a lot to make a big difference in their lives and OnBehalf realizes that. But, they need your help to accommodate the hundreds of requests they receive! Please consider a contribution of time, services or cash in order to allow this wonderful organization to support the many military men, women and families looking for assistance. OnBehalf is smaller than other charitable organizations for veterans but they're still making a huge difference.....you can too!!

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2

Donor

Rating: 5

It's nice to know that over 90% of any donations are actually used to meet the needs of Iraq War veterans. Mike donates his own time to make that happen. Larger charities usually have huge expenses so supporting smaller non-profits can make donations go further. Thanks, Mike Gifford.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

These folks do amazing work on a shoestring, so I know my donations are going where they should!

5

Donor

Rating: 5

OnBehalf.org is a highly rated organization that is dedicated to helping veterans in whatever way they need assistance. From a donor perspective, they are personable and immediately responsive to questions, with personal emails directly from Mike. Our veterans deserve so much more than they are getting, and OnBehalf.org is making a huge difference in veterans' lives. I'm thrilled to be a monthly donor!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Strong leadership matched by the wonderful services they provided veterans & their families. I will continue to support OnBehalf.org because I believe in the work that they do. They are all heroes in my book.

4 Tina90

Donor

Rating: 5

I have to admit to a bit of bias since I've known Mike all his life and I know the integrity and the sincerity behind this mission. But it also takes personal time and lots of energy with frustrations to ultimately cause that support, assist, or even just a recognition to the person who offered themselves to the possibility of so many terrible scenarios. Their family also may have paid a dear price. Now that they are civilians, do we owe them nothing?

You can trust that anything you offer will be treated with the same focus that was needed during his service. Accident and injury can befall anyone but these were not accidents, these were choices thoughtfully made by ordinary people who suddenly became extraordinary.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Unfortunately Veterans sometimes do not get the care that they are entitled to and deserve. OnBehalf.org was created to fill those gaps, and to assist those in need when other programs fall short. It is an excellent resource for Veterans to obtain assistance, a place where volunteers can liaison and come together to fulfill a common goal, and where financial donors can be confident that their contributions are actually reaching the Veteran.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Mike is a veteran that continues to serve his country by helping wounded vets! His passion and dedication is what makes OnBehalf possible, and successful. A very worthy cause!

Donor

Rating: 5

OnBehalf is truly a model charitable organization that supports veterans and their families. This past December, while conducting a search of New York's best charities, I came upon OnBehalf. I read about all the support the organization has provided to veterans. I regret taking so long to help.