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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

107 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 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.

3 Brianna21

Client Served

Rating: 5

We can't thank OnBehalf enough! These wonderful folks helped us when our unexpectedly high utility bill completely overwhelmed our monthly budget. You helped us take care of something that would have set us back for months.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I lost a great deal in the historic flooding of Baton Rouge , Louisiana. As a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, I contacted on behalf.org for help with disaster assistance. On behalf contacted me and walked through the process to get assistance. Everything worked out and assistance was given. To me on behalf is a great organization for veterans and their families. Thank you guys for everything you do.

2 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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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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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.

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.

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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.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

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

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization was unlike any other I’ve experienced. As a combat veteran I have a hard time asking for help, but onbehalf made it feel like a hand up rather than a handout. The Director, Jennifer was there to personally look at my issues and treated me like family. She even said she would help me with more resources. This place is the real deal and I will never forget what they did for me. Thank you onbehalf

3 RJ B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great organization! That actually helps Veterans in need. I highly recommend it.

2 Jennifer519

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So blessed to not only have been helped by onbehalf in 2014 as my husband is a wounded combat veteran... But I've been so inspired by mikes work and with his mentoring I'm not a member of the team! Best org out there

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I commend the work that is going on at OnBehalf. They help veterans with their needs. I'm so thankful there is a organization like OnBehalf. Unlike some organizations, OnBehalf is a not a for-profit. The Director at OnBehalf doesn't make anything. I'm so thankful to be a part of OnBehalf!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm an OIF Veteran who gladly served for over 8 years with a medical discharge from BAMC. OnBehalf is a very special to us Veterans.

They are very prompt and willing to answer the call to serve and help those who served. I will never forget them. I asked other organizations for assistance last, OnBehalf was the only ones who actually assisted me.

Thank you very much.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

OnBehalf is absolutely doing the Veterans a great service. One of the few legitimate organizations out there with great deal of honesty and kindness.

In one of my darkest moments Mr. Gifford wrote back to me and with kind words of comfort help my family and I.

Thanks a million OnBehalf.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

These wonder people, especially Jennifer, helped me SO much. I'm a 100% disabled Veteran and my vehicle was about to be repossessed. They helped me financially and now I'm current on all of my bills; for the first time in over a year. I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you all for your speediness and courteousness. It's so appreciated!!!

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

OnBehalf is one of the few organizations that actually helps and look out for Veterans when they are in need.

other organizations have a lot of red tapes, to weed out most (if not all) Veterans. OhBehalf doesn't do that.

thank you so much.

4 KyliandJosh A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

OnBehalf.Org is an amazing nonprofit! Mr. Gifford was beyond kind and professional. He helped our family with our bills when we needed it the most. We are so grateful and hope to give back to a wonderful organization. Thank you, OnBehalf.Org!!!

4 Honicliff N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had an unfortunate situation with the VA and didn't receive my benefits. On behalf was able to provide assistance within 48 hours which took a load off of me.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was honestly at the end of my rope, I got out of the military, had a terrible divorce, couldn't hold a job down, and honestly was looking down the barrel of the gun, OnBehalf got me in contact with the VA to help my suicidal depression stemming from when I was injured in Afghanistan, they even helped me so I would have a place to live so I wouldn't be homeless, this is an amazing foundation doing amazing work for veterans.

5 bishigs

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