The strategically selected operational partnerships we have with qualified charities play a key role in making a direct impact on the lives of Veterans and their families.
Every horseman knows the relationship with a horse is special. For those with mental or physical disabilities or in the recovery process, this relationship can open the door to an entirely new realm of possibilities. Horse and human become partners in a therapeutic relationship, offering a multitude of opportunities to focus on abilities instead of disabilities, and a sense of ease rather than disease.
Project OVAT is a charitable organization that focuses on the legal and medical support of Veterans who are attempting to navigate the Veterans Administration disability programs. Veterans who are assisted by Project OVAT will not have the burden of bills, costs or fees commonly associated with their fight for what they have earned and deserve. Our organization proactively covers these costs entirely through charitable funds. Once these matters are complete, each beneficiary Veteran will join an Advisory Board and assist Project OVAT select the next Veteran to support.
Warrior Canine Connection utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help recovering Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Warrior Canine Connection is an accredited member of Assistance Dogs International (ADI), a global organization that establishes and promotes standards of excellence in all areas of assistance dog acquisition, training and partnership.
SOF Missions goal is to empower Veterans to find purpose and be resilient. SOF Missions aims to provide premier whole health programs to “at risk” Veterans; changing lives and building strong families. They offer a unique approach to combat Veteran suicide through a whole health intradisciplinary method. The Resiliency Project is a four-pillar program that addresses the areas of psychological, physical, spiritual, and social wellness. Care plans are provided through three main delivery methods: clinics, coordinated care, and collaborative care.
Semper Fido is a non-profit organization that evaluates, tests, trains, qualifies and assists working therapy dogs to provide loving, nurturing, and empathic, trained working dogs for returning wounded warriors faced with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Mission of Semper Fido’s program is to unite wounded warriors suffering with PTSD with homeless, rescue shelter dogs, who are evaluated and deemed viable, to nurture a healing and rejuvenating bond between the two. The result is a positive, non judgmental, unconditional relationship desperately needed by both.
Leashes of Valor is a national non-profit working to provide every post 9/11 veteran who needs one with a highly-trained service dog to assist them in mitigating the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Leashes of Valor’s mission is to bring service dogs and post 9/11 veterans together in order to enrich and improve the lives of both.
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For almost 125 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. Volunteers of America is a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Approximately 60,000 volunteers throughout the country help our employees deliver these life-changing services.
The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) was founded in 1980 by local Vietnam Veterans, who built a memorial along the Philadelphia waterfront and discovered a sense of community unparalleled. Since then, their innovative programs have grown to serve over 6,500 Veterans and families annually throughout the tri-state area providing assistance with employment/training, housing, benefits/entitlements, clothing, meals, and fellowship.
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military children. For nearly 60 years, we’ve been providing access to affordable education for the children of Marine and Navy Corpsman attending post-high school, under-graduate and career technical education programs. There has been 145 million dollars in scholarships awarded since 1962 and 47,000 scholarships provided since 1962.’
Our Community Salutes (OCS) is a national, non-profit organization helping communities recognize, honor and support high school seniors who plan to enlist in the U.S. Armed Services after graduation. OCS’ mission is to recognize and honor high school enlistees and their commitment to military service and to provide parents/guardians of enlistees with community support as their son or daughter transition into military service.
Bridging The Gap for Veterans helps prepare and provides the entire military community and family members Career Transition Coaching, and access to Veteran Friendly Corporations to help secure Career Interviews. We create a Competitive Advantage and preferential hiring treatment for the veteran community after serving our Nation honorably, enabling a rewarding career path. We have established a Corporate Platoon of C-level Executives, Human Resource Professionals, Hiring Managers, and Marketing Directors to call upon to get a career door open.
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. We breed, raise, and train elite guide dogs, service dogs, and skilled companion dogs and provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities, and children with significant challenges. We offer our premier dogs and lifetime follow-up services at no cost. Since 1982, we have successfully created thousands of guide and service dog teams throughout the U.S. and currently oversee the wellbeing of over 1,200 puppies and dogs.
First Tee – Greater Baltimore was conceptualized in 2002 by a group of Baltimore business leaders who understood the need for after school and summer educational programs for the City’s youth. Being golfers themselves and having learned about the good work done by First Tee on a National basis, the plan was put in motion to establish a Chapter in Baltimore in order to teach Baltimore’s youth, core values and life skills through the game of golf. On June 26, 2006 the dream of having a Chapter in Baltimore became reality as The First Tee of Greater Baltimore officially opened.
Vets To Vets United, Inc. (Veterinarians to Veterans United) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to unite veterans and dogs for a common goal: improving and saving lives. By pairing veterans with dogs, we seek to: (1) Significantly improve a veteran’s life by providing companionship and/or help with a mental or physical disability and (2) Save the life of a dog facing euthanasia by adopting the animal from a local animal shelter.
Helping individuals, including veterans, and their families, overcome mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty by providing housing and support services. Since 1985, we have restored hope to thousands! Our nonprofit organization was founded in 1985 by caring families of young adults whose lives were impacted by severe depression and other debilitating mental illnesses. Today, Community Hope is the leading nonprofit in and around New Jersey serving needy veterans and at-risk veteran families.
The Eastern Amputee Golf Association (EAGA) was formed along the same guidelines as that of the National Amputee Golf Association (NAGA) but has its own Officers, Constitution, Bylaws, and Membership Dues. EAGA’s prime purpose is to organize and conduct amputee golfing events and “Learn to Golf” clinics for any physically challenged individual, provide communication between its members and act as a bridge between its members and the National Association.
The Trenton Thunder are a collegiate summer baseball team of the MLB Draft League. They are located in Trenton, New Jersey, and play their home games at Trenton Thunder Ballpark. The team has given back over $7.5 million worth of goods, services, and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella.
Arms2Artisans fosters the successful transition of Post 9/11 Veterans from military service to post-service life through an artisan skills program by providing education, experience and a network of peer support. A2A provides a paid fellowship program, job placement and a lifelong network of peer support to ensure our nation’s Veterans the best chance for success.
Consequence of Habit Inc. (CoH) is a certified 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to empowering individuals and communities by bringing awareness to the impact habits have on our mental health, success and the environment. Our strategies to accomplish this mission starts with the Consequence of Habit Podcast, hosted by CoH Founder, JT Frank. CoH Podcast explores how habits relate to happiness & success, or lack thereof. JT pulls the curtains back on his own habits, good and bad, and talks to others who have made changes in their lives by changing their habits.
The Spectracare Foundation is dedicated to its mission to develop and provide quality charitable, educational, and support service within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We support and pursue research, education and training that enhances community, family and individual growth and protection from harm. We engage in public fundraising and in the design and implementation of our own program initiatives, as well as support those of like-minded organizations to accomplish shared quality impact.
The Military Women’s Memorial is a one-of-a-kind tribute to America’s Servicewomen, past and present. The Memorial features an education center, interactive exhibits, a world-class collection of military women’s stories. We are the leading memorial and education center honoring women’s contributions to the service of our nation. As the only historical repository documenting all military women’s service, we educate and inspire through innovative and interactive exhibitions, our world-class collections, and engaging programs and events for all generations.
We leverage the scenic outdoors of the New Hampshire Lakes Region to improve the physical, social, mental, and emotional well-being of Military Service Members, Military Veterans, First Responders, and their Families. We facilitate outdoor experiential learning activities, life skills training classes, along with peer-to-peer counseling opportunities, in order to enable and empower participant resilience and well-being. Additionally, we prepare and encourage participants to positively impact their home communities.
Project Refit believes combating isolation by building the community of the future will reduce suicide rates among the military and first responder communities. Project Refit is looking to change the negative connotation around mental health. Project Refit is doing this by helping implement and support simple, make sense programs for a military member (past/present) and first responder. We incorporate family into these programs, as well as, creating programs for only military and first responders.
We honor the selfless service and sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Special Operations Command and it’s assigned forces; to honor, promote, and preserve our Nation’s illustrious special operations heritage by recognizing the achievements, service and sacrifices. Our mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of those Special Operation Forces that have contributed through sacrifice of life or exemplary valor. Engage in partnerships across the civilian and military community to ensure memorial stewardship.
The primary objective of Meghan’s Foundation is raising awareness and support for veterans and active-duty military who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We do this by developing free, trauma-sensitive programs of yoga and meditation for military, veterans, and their spouses or partners. The primary objective of Meghan’s Foundation is raising awareness and support for veterans and active-duty military who may be experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The Civil Affairs Association was founded by the veterans of World War II following that war. The purpose established by the founders was for the Association to be an advocate of a strong and ready US Military that had a capable and adequate Civil Affairs force. The Association was also envisioned as a military professional organization that would serve as a forum for professionals to present and exchange their ideas on Civil Affairs.
Help Our Military Heroes (HOMH) is dedicated to delivering adaptive minivans to our wounded, injured, and ill military heroes. HOMH is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to providing fully equipped, adaptive minivans to our country’s most severely wounded, injured, and ill service members who sustained their injuries while on active duty. HOMH is donation-driven; ALL non-program expenses are paid by its founding and board members, which means 100% of public donations go toward the purchase of modified minivans for our heroes.
Our mission as a veteran charity is to give back to our military heroes. They’ve given everything to defend us and protect our freedom. It’s time to return the favor- one chair at a time! Defender Mobility, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization is on a mission to change that. We are determined to change the future of our disabled veterans- the ones that served with bravery and honor, and silently returned home to live peacefully with their families. Our sights are set on giving our nation’s heroes back their freedom, as they have selflessly protected ours, one chair at a time.
Founded in March 2013, Heaven on Earth for Veterans, Inc. (HOEV) provides quality living spaces for veterans in need. HOEV is a 501(c)(3), non-profit. The organization’s founders include three women: a retired Army officer, a real estate entrepreneur and a communications specialist with a background in non-profits. HOEV purchases and fully furnishes houses in Pinellas County to offer living spaces for Veterans who cannot afford to own or rent on their own.
High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. The Military to the Mountain Program (M2M) is a way to tell the stories of U.S. Veterans choosing to embrace goal setting and athleticism as a way to enjoy life and all of its challenges. M2M is 100% free for participants, from housing, transportation, and meals, to training and outfitting the disabled vets with the right equipment.
Samaritan is committed to honoring the South Jersey community’s Veterans and their families by providing hospice care that recognizes their distinctive needs. These needs may be influenced by: Combat or non-combat experience, POW experiences, service-connected injuries or illness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), feelings about service and service mission, and more.
American Gold Star Mothers’ mission is finding strength in the fellowship of other Gold Star Mothers who strive to keep the memory of our sons and daughters alive by working to help Veterans, those currently serving in the military, their families and our communities.
Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. We strive to foster an inclusive environment, where each person has an experience of feeling valued and respected. All care is provided at no cost to the Veteran or Family Member as thanks from a Grateful Nation.
We are on a mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Our son, Lucas was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 4. We have been so blessed by the family, friends, and organizations who have helped us along the way. Lucas has always been very open about sharing his story, educating others, mentoring and helping to find a cure.
Our purpose is to maintain the connections that keep the brotherhood strong. The Foundation raises funds for the Association’s Life Assistance, and Scholarship programs. Our goal is to keep the Brotherhood and their families strong and secure. We support lifelong assistance and scholarship programs that benefit SEAL Veterans and their families. Our goal is to ensure our veterans receive the assistance they need when they need it.
Sponsoring Partners & Top Supporters
Pete Ciarrocchi is the Chairman and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar, an expanding chain of restaurants that has become part of the true fabric of the city of Philadelphia and an avid sports fans’ “must stop” before, during, or after the game. Pete’s infectious energy and impressive cuisine became his recipe for success. The Chickie’s & Pete’s hometown flavor has expanded to 12 locations across Philadelphia and New Jersey and was voted ESPN’s #1 Sports Bar on the East Coast.
An ode to the Army uniform, the Backward Flag is a symbol of always moving forward and never retreating. Worn on the right shoulder of the military uniform, the flag is worn facing the opposite direction than what we traditionally see. As soldiers, we are trained to always place the mission first, and continue moving forward towards success and accomplishment. Backward Flag Brewing is a Veteran owned brewery located in Forked River, NJ.
The Mobile Cigar Lounge
Since its inception in September 2018, The Mobile Cigar Lounge continues to create beautiful experiences and turn them into unforgettable memories with one of the most prominent luxury items in the world, a fine cigar. We deliver the ultimate cigar experience in New Jersey, New York City, Philadelphia, and the surrounding areas at weddings, private events, and festivals. The increased visibility through word of mouth, Google and social media outlets had a huge positive impact to the organization. As a result, The Mobile Cigar Lounge hired and trained five additional veterans to assist in the demand of the unique experience at the events.
Burg CrossFit is focused on whole person health and helping you create a sustainable way of moving throughout your life. They will help you set goals, tackle your nutrition concerns and get you moving so you can stay moving the other 23 hours of the day. They offer several types of memberships that they customize for you based on your current level of fitness, any pre-existing limitations and of course your goals. It is our job and duty as Fitness Professional to ensure that you crush your goals as safely and as quickly as possible.
Every summer for over fifty years, boats from up and down the coast have come to Beach Haven, NJ to fish the annual White Marlin Invitational. This summer, the tradition continues with anglers gathering to head offshore in search of the prized white and blue marlin, tuna, wahoo, and dorado. Carrying on a sport fishing tradition that has been passed down through generations, this tournament honors the allure of the chase. Come join the fun and excitement in Beach Haven this August and fish against some of the best captains and crews in the oldest White Marlin Tournament in the country.
The uniqueness of the Stake Club resides not in a singular golf course or a long and storied history. Instead, it lives within a core group of one hundred individuals who came together to develop the best national membership in golf. Today, the Stake Club is an organization comprised of over 450 members from the finest national private golf clubs. The club’s motto, ‘A Generous Game’ epitomizes the work our members do to contribute to our community and the causes we support. As a result, meaningful relationship are forged, ideas are exchanged, and our community and the charitable work of the club is furthered.
The Home Depot
When The Home Depot was founded in 1978, Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank had no idea how revolutionary this new “hardware store” would be for home improvement and the retail industry. Today, we’re proud to be the world’s largest home improvement retailer. In 2,300 stores across North America, we aspire to excel in service – to our customers, associates, communities and shareholders. That’s what leadership means to us. That’s The Home Depot difference.