Mission: The elizabeth dole foundation strengthens and empowers americas military caregivers and their families by raising public awareness, driving research, championing policy, and leading collaborations that make a significant impact on their lives.
Programs: Hidden heroes - with the leadership of hidden heroes chair, tom hanks, and the support of our national coalition partners and donors, the foundation launched the hidden heroes campaign in the fall of 2016 to drive awareness to contributions, challenges, and needs of military caregivers and their families. Launch of the hidden heroes campaign included the creation of hiddenheroes. Org, a first-of-its-kind online destination for military caregivers to access a directory of vetted resources, connect with a community of their peers, and find and share caregiver stories.
the awareness program was created to support military and veteran caregiver needs by launching a national multi-channel awareness campaign that includes military and veterans caregivers week, innovative events, media appearances and partnerships, and web and social media efforts.
caregiver fellows program - the caregiver fellows program was created to engage active military and veteran caregivers directly in the foundation's initiatives, provide input to the rand study, allowing them an opportunity to advise other foundation programs and to play a leading role in raising awareness.