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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

110 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.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I left my job for medical reasons to receive treatment for ptsd and tbi which led to severe financial difficulties. OnBehalf's organization responded promptly to my request and in no time I was given a grant which helped me tremendously.

2 Kristy18

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were going through a really rough patch.Almost homeless.Our only vehicle broke down,my veterancouldnt get to work and he tried getting his benefits with out much luck because our VA was so backlogged they are still working on old cases first.He even called to find out out what to do if we wound up homeless.I heard about a few sights and called around in desperation knowing our 5 year old had to be somewhere soon for school.Mike jumped on it and was emailing nd calling to check up on us and making sure we were hanging on there.He worked so fast at trying to help.It was getting him what he needed on my end that took a little longer.But he stuck through and we were granted a check for $2000.to get a vehicleand rent a place and my husband could go back to work!These people really do care about the well.being of not only the veteran, but also the family as a whole.And I have never had someone really understand until I spoke with Mike.He really cares.I hope that more will donate to them so they can keep helping.I can tell you the money really gets used to help the families living hard struggles.And they also keep in touch with other non profits to help even further.This organization truly has a passion for those that have served and after they are home many don't see or understand the struggles are so different.Life can be so hard on these families.Its sometimes easier when someone gets out of jail and goes back into civilion life.They have had a different life defending our country so day to day life can sometimes be to much for someone that was turned into a soldier. We often forget that.Thanks again Mike and everyone else at on behalf.You saved us from a big fall.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am thanking God up above for making people care about the job we have done and will continue to do if we could. They have the utmost respect for the military and they treated me like a Soldier. Since I have been injured from Iraq, I have suffered a great deal of hardship due to financial burden from hospital issue and divorce. I almost went homeless if it had not been for onbehalf helping me pay the rest of my rent that I was short. I am still struggling and barely have food to eat, but I have a place to lay my head and still feel I have some sort of stability. Thanking each and everyone of the volunteers and donors for their generous donations and prayers. God knows I am so grateful for this program, I clearly feel they saved my life.

Thank you so much, Retired Army SGT Ford, Tracey

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What an honest stand up hardworking non profit. I can't thank you enough for helping us during our time of need. I pray you guys can get as many donations and sponsors because you stand behind your mission and not only help the families, but are so kind. Mike, was awesome to deal with. Thank you so much for all your help and donation to us.



Eric

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family experience a series of unfortunate events that ended with a family member passing and theoonly car we had completely dying on us the mechanics said it would cost nearly $4000 to fix we had no clue what we were going to do. Onbehalf came in and saved us with there donation of $1000 dollars no it was not enough to fix the car but it did help put us in a position where we had a buffer to provide for our family and at least start the process to fix the car. Our car is now fixed and we our in the process of trying to find another one thank you onbehalf.

Suzanne56

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you for the gift card to K-Mart. It help put food in my home and get things I needed around the house. My son and I thank you Mike and Bob for all your help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a veteran who is in need of much help. I contacted on behalf.org for assistance and they gave me some much needed help for me and my family. I am medically unable to work right now and everything counts and matters. Thanks so much!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thank you so much to OnBehalf.org for your donation to the Veteran in need. I'm a social worker within the VA and it can be time-consuming and somewhat difficult to receive donations, especially "general" donations that can help with anything from gas to groceries. But, Mike assisted this Veteran in securing much needed extra funds as "our" combat Veteran continues on his path toward financial independence. Thanks for being there for him!

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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!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was looking for some help and found it right here with On Behalf! This organization helped me when I needed it. Truly a fantastic program and Mike was great to communicate with and honest the whole way through. Mike even called a couple times making sure I was where I needed to be on my situation and that I was getting assistance with VA etc. Thank you again for helping me out of a stressful situation!

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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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization helped me out when the help was truly needed. This is one organization thet cares about veterans and does not make them feel worse for asking for help. If you are in the tough spot, contact them, they will help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When my world was falling apart, Mike came through and helped me not just financially, but with words of encouragement, understanding and good humor. I was able to fix my car and keep my apartment.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I recently discovered OnBehalf.org. After seeing the difference they are making in helping our brothers and sisters in arms, I will support them. Veterans helping veterans! That's a way to make a difference.

Victor N.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I run a non-profit that assists Veterans in obtaining their VA Benefits. Every time I turn to OnBehalf while the Veteran is awaiting an answer from the VA, OnBehalf has come thru with solid results. OnBehalf and their members are pioneers in how Veterans reintegrate into society. These qualities are evident in their dedication to our Veterans and their proven track record of success. I look forward to collaborating with this honorable organization for decades to come!

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

Mike and his team have given so much for this country and they are continuing down that path by ensuring our veterans are taken care of. Their professionalism and the direct impact to these veterans is what has driven us to support this charity. We will continue to do so in our best capacity.

Eric

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mike and his team do an exceptional job of not only providing an exceptional service to those who have served our country, but also educating on topics of awareness and why to contribute. I've volunteered for OnBehalf for the past couple years and have really seen the passion and dedication they have put towards helping wounded/injured veterans and their families. Where the systems in place for our veterans and their families fall short, OnBehalf is right there to assist in any way they can.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

OnBehalf is one of the most generous, hard working, and committed non-profits I've seen. The amount of blood, sweat and tears these men & women put into this organization is amazing and admirable. I only hope they continue to raise more money and help more injured Vets from coast to coast. God bless you guys!

Danielle37

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer for over a year and the passion that Mike and his team have is contagious and wonderful. They do everything possible to help veterans and their families as well as providing volunteers with important information. I am honored to be a part of this organization and know that I am making a difference while having the support of a great administrative team!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a volunteer with this organization and I have the pleasure of doing work I never thought possible and I know I am making a difference. The founder of this organization are amazing men who are humble and passionate about caring for our nation's veterans in any way possible. Thank you so much for what you are doing and this opportunity!

Donor

Rating: 5

The pride Mike and his team take in supporting our veterans is amazing. I'm proud to be a supporter of such an outstanding organization. Keep up the great work.

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Donor

Rating: 5

As a long time supporter of OnBehalf, I am thorougly impressed with the organizations commitment to supporting our veterans. I wish Mike and his team every success.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was referred to Mike and the OnBehalf.org team via my VA advocate. I'm a Marine veteran with a combat deployment to Afghanistan. After spending the last 25 months fighting for multiple claims with the VA and mounting financial obligations, Mike was able to provide the help I needed to keep fighting through very trying times. I highly recommend this organization to anyone in need or those willing to help them! Thank you OnBehalf.org!