The Got Your 6 nonprofit partners serve as the subject matter experts for the campaign and work with the entertainment industry partners to drive strategic objectives. Got Your 6’s coalition of nonprofit partners has the unique ability to leverage their networks to enhance the work each organization is accomplishing on the ground. The power of collective impact is a crucial part of the success of Got Your 6.
Mission Statement for American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces: To provide humanitarian support to service members, veterans, and their families around the clock, around the globe, under a trusted symbol.
Through the Service to the Armed Forces program, the American Red Cross provides emergency communications, supports military and veteran health care facilities, and provides social services to the more than 2 million military members to include National Guard and Reservists, 23 million veterans and their families. Learn more at American Red Cross.
The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) helps veterans, service members, and military families reintegrate into their communities through the arts.
ASAP promotes expression, skill-development, and camaraderie through classes, workshops, and performances across a variety of artistic disciplines. ASAP’s focus on consistent programs and partnerships ensures that members of its community have continuous opportunities for artistic and personal growth. ASAP’s approach provides participants with transferable life skills, a renewed sense of purpose, and healing benefits, and strengthens ties between veterans and their communities through the arts. Learn more at ASAP.
Our mission is to support, connect and empower military families.
Blue Star Families is a non-profit organization that provides online and local chapter-based communities to serve as a bridge between families and support and service organizations that are striving to help make military life more sustainable. Through outreach and involvement with military families, civilian and military leadership and local communities, Blue Star Families works hand in hand to share the pride of service. Our programs include Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, Operation Honor Corp, Blue Star Theatres and several military spouse employment initiatives including Blue Star Spouse Networks and Blue Star Jobs. Learn more at Blue Star Families.
The Bob Woodruff Foundation is the national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring injured service members, veterans and their families are thriving long
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) helps injured service members, veterans and their families, and the communities and caregivers that support them. BWF navigates a maze of more than 40,000 nonprofits serving post-9/11 veterans to find, fund and shape innovative programs meeting challenges in three key areas: education, training and employment; rehabilitation, healing and recovery; and quality of life. Learn more at Bob Woodruff Foundation.
Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses.
Through local chapters in 16 cities and our online platforms, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local communities to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses succeed and thrive as entrepreneurs. We recognize the entrepreneurial potential of the military experience and work to ensure that every member of the military community has the network and resources to realize this potential. Learn more at Bunker Labs.
The mission of The COMMIT Foundation is to help American Veterans find purpose, both personally and professionally, as they transition from military careers to civilian life.
The organization creates serendipity for men and women separating from the uniformed services and entering the professional civilian world. COMMIT creates tailored solutions for Veteran talent and is reaching Veterans across the Nation through high impact Mentoring Workshops and One on One Transition Assistance programs. Support includes mentorship and networking, skills assessments, resume assistance, coaching and other professional development opportunities. COMMIT also works with corporate partners, assisting and training company leadership and human resource professionals on how best to source, engage and integrate veteran talent within organizations. Learn more at The COMMIT Foundation.
Working to end homelessness, starting with veterans, and ensure that poverty never follows families beyond a single generation.
Community Solutions is coordinating Zero: 2016, a national movement of 71 communities working to end veteran homelessness outright by the end of 2015 and end chronic homelessness one year later. The organization previously launched and coordinated the 100,000 Homes Campaign, which helped 186 communities find homes for more than 105,000 homeless Americans, including more than 31,000 veterans. Learn more at Community Solutions.
The GI Film Festival (GIFF) is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The festival is the first in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film.
The GIFF presents films from new and established international and domestic filmmakers that honor the heroic stories of the American Armed Forces and the worldwide struggle for freedom and liberty. Some of the films screened are voted on by fans. Others are screened for the first time. All will in some way express the courage and selflessness of our fighting men and women and the value of their work.
The GI Film Festival is open to filmmakers of every experience level, from first-timers to veteran directors and producers. Prizes are awarded annually to winners in three main categories: feature, documentary, and film shorts. Learn more at GIFF.
To provide free mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities.
Give an Hour is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in September 2005 by Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, a psychologist in the Washington, D.C., area. As of January 2013, Give an Hour has over 6,700 providers across the nation—in all 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam, and donated over 82,000 hours of service with an estimated value of $8.2 million. More volunteer mental health professionals are joining its network every day. Learn more at Give An Hour.
Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work.
Goodwill provides people with disadvantages and disabilities opportunities to obtain employment. When you donate your used goods, such as household items, clothing and electronic accessories, they are sold in one of our more than 2,800 stores or online at shopgoodwill.com and the revenue is used to fund job training programs and support services for people who face challenges to finding employment. Job seekers can meet with a specialist face-to-face at a local Goodwill, or visit our virtual job mentoring community. Learn more at Goodwill.
The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation is the Congressionally designated non-profit whose mission is to provide the organizing, fundraising, and coordinating efforts to build a memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to honor our fallen warriors, U.S. service members, their families, and all those who supported our nation’s longest war.
The organization has been in existence since 2014, and with Congressional designation via the passage of H.R. 873, GWOTMF is now focused on raising the estimated $30-$40 million that will be required to build the National Global War on Terrorism Memorial. Learn more at The Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Learn more at Habitat For Humanity.
Hiring Our Heroes was launched in March 2011 as a nationwide initiative to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s nationwide network of state and local chambers and other strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day. Learn more at Hiring Our Heroes.
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) is the first national center in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service.
The IVMF focuses on developing impactful programming, cultivating actionable research, conducting policy analysis and providing technical assistance positioned to address the social, economic and public policy challenges facing the veterans’ community. The IVMF team approaches this mission as a collaboration, forging enduring partnerships with government, private industry, institutions of higher education, philanthropic organizations and stakeholders committed to supporting transitioning service members, veterans and their families. Learn more at IVMF.
Veterans fought for our freedom, now it’s our turn to fight for theirs. We enable the creation of a nationwide network of Veterans Treatment Courts that is transforming the way veterans are handled in the criminal justice system. In doing so we will keep veterans out of jail and prison; saving their lives, their families, and their futures, while saving tax dollars for the American public.
Justice For Vets is a professional services division of the National Association of Drug Court professionals, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Alexandria, VA. Justice for Vets believes that no veteran or military service member should suffer from gaps in service, or the judicial system when they return to their communities. As the stewards of the Veterans Treatment Court movement, we keep veterans out of jail and connect them to the benefits and treatment they have earned; saving their lives, families, and futures, and saving tax dollars for the American public. Justice For Vets will ensure that the criminal justice system effectively identifies, assesses, and responds to all justice-involved veterans appropriately, and will lead the national effort to establish Veterans Treatment Courts within reach of every veteran in need. As the national leader, Justice For Vets will aggressively advocate for Veterans Treatment Courts and mobilize the public to take action to join us in ensuring that no veteran is left behind.
Many organizations exist to provide programs and services to veterans, however service duplication and lack of coordination have created wide gaps in access. Often, justice-involved veteran are excluded entirely from accessing this help. Justice For Vets helps communities bring together local, state and federal resources to directly serve veterans involved in the justice system due to substance abuse, mental illness, or trauma.
To ensure inclusive, quality educational experiences for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation, and transition.
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, world-wide organization that identifies the challenges facing the highly mobile military child, increases awareness of these challenges in military and educational communities, and initiates and implements programs to meet the challenges. The MCEC represents the over four million children of all those who serve in uniform to include every branch of service. Learn more at MCEC.
Through research and outreach, the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) works closely with collaborators to improve the lives of service members and their families in Indiana and across the country.
At MFRI, we work every day as a “force multiplier” for the support of military and veteran families across the country. Our efforts and leadership have caused us to be sought out by local, state and national decision makers for advice and collaboration. Learn more at The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University.
NCIRE’s mission is to shape the future of Veterans health through scientific research and discovery.
NCIRE is a scientific community of clinicians and researchers bringing the power of modern medicine to the health of our nation’s veterans. Over 200 principal investigators contribute individual expertise and knowledge to a collaborative community of scientific discovery. As the country’s largest nonprofit research enterprise dedicated to advancing the health of military service members, NCIRE is regarded as The Veterans Health Research Institute. Learn more at NCIRE.
Outward Bound Veterans helps returning service members and veterans readjust to life at home through powerful wilderness courses that draw on the healing benefit of teamwork and challenge through use of the natural world.
Veterans take part in custom-designed wilderness expeditions in some of our nation’s most awe-inspiring and beautiful wilderness areas at no cost to the veteran. Wilderness activities are used as metaphors for daily life experiences in the pursuit of individual and group excellence, illuminating how the support and collaboration needed to meet Outward Bound goals can positively impact participants’ interactions with others at home. Many veterans experienced courage, brotherhood and a real sense of power and competence while in combat. Outward Bound Veterans gives veterans the opportunity to re-experience these strengths in themselves in a civilian context, reminding them that their military training is a base that they can build on to overcome any challenge as they transition to civilian lives. Lean more at Outward Bound.
The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.
Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Inspired by Pat’s attributes of leadership, passion for education and spirit of service, the Foundation annually awards educational scholarships through the Tillman Military Scholars program. Learn more at Pat Tillman Foundation.
Points of Light – the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service – mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing the world.
Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4 million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We put people at the center of change. Learn more at Points of Light.
Ensuring those who defended our country and their families get to enjoy the land they served!
The Sierra Club Military Family and Veterans Initiative is part of the broader Sierra Club Outdoors program designed to connect all of America to the great outdoors. Each year we account for over 250,000 people and 1 million plus user days in America’s Outdoors. We are proud of our long military heritage and growing the10,000 veterans, military family members, and service members we get outside each year! Learn more at Sierra Club.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Since 2003, nearly 80,000 people have shared their stories through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD and preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative invites post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families to record, share and preserve their stories. In doing so, we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we — as a nation — are listening. Learn more at StoryCorps.
To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
Student Veterans of America assist student veterans through programs and services via a campus-based, peer-support network known as the SVA chapter. Peer-support has been linked to an easier transition to on-campus life and better academic success. Since SVA’s founding in 2008, the chapter network has grown from 20 campuses to more than 1,000 in all 50 states and overseas. Learn more at SVA.
TAPS provides comfort and care to anyone grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
Since its founding in 1994 by bereaved military families, TAPS has helped more than 35,000 grieving military family members and their caregivers. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, seminars for adults, Good Grief Camps for children, connections to community-based care, casualty casework assistance, and a 24/7 resource and information help line for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. Services are provided free of charge. Learn more at TAPS.
Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990, Teach For America recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity. Today more than 10,000 corps members are teaching in 46 urban and rural regions across the country, while nearly 28,000 alumni are working across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. Learn more at Teach For America.
Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
Team RWB consists of three major programs across the nation- Team RWB Chapters and Communities, Veteran Ambassador Program, and Veteran Athletic Camps. Team RWB Chapters and Communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together.These programs are at the core of Team RWB’s mission. The Veteran Ambassador Program welcomes new veterans to the team and ensures that they have the information and resources to stay connected with their local chapter as well as the national community. This is a national movement to encourage veterans to stay active and inspire others to do the same. Our Veteran Athletic Camps are tremendous opportunities for veterans to learn a new sport/activity that they can take home to their local chapter.They are led and coached by world-class athletes and renowned experts and are built to inspire veterans to commit to their own health and fitness. Learn more about Team RWB’s work here.
Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.
Team Rubicon (TR) unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams into crisis situations. TR offers veterans a chance to continue their service by helping and empowering those afflicted by disasters, and also themselves. Through service, veterans gain three things they lose after taking off the uniform: purpose, community, and sense of self. Learn more at Team Rubicon.
The 6th Branch (T6B) is a nonprofit organization utilizing the leadership and organizational skills of military veterans to execute aggressive community service initiatives at the local level.
T6B believes that the military skill set can be applied to domestic problems, and it would be an injustice to not apply them. T6B believes that veterans can lead this country and solve our toughest problems. T6B believes that empowerment is a better approach than entitlement. The 6th Branch is veterans taking the lead. Learn more at The 6th Branch.
The Mission Continues challenges veterans to serve and inspire in communities across America.
The Mission Continues Fellowship Program awards six-month community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans. In addition to the twenty hours per week spent in service at their host organization, Fellows complete a professional development curriculum focused on achieving an individualized post-fellowship goal of full-time employment and/or pursuit of higher education. As a result of their fellowship, each veteran is empowered to transform their own life and their community through continued public service. Learn more at The Mission Continues.
The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families.
The USO provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff. Learn more at The USO.
To Foster, Encourage, and Promote Veteran Artists
VAP, a 501c3 nonprofit, takes artists who are also veterans, and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. We are based in New York City but are currently creating programming across the country to expand the network and visibility of veteran artists. VAP focuses on five disciplines: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Writing/Literature, Film/Video, and New/Interactive Media. We also provide high quality, veteran-led, professional services such as event and film production, documentation through video and photography, gallery exhibitions and much more. Learn more about VAP’s work here.
Veteran Tickets Foundation (VetTix) is a national nonprofit organization that assists veterans, service members and their families by providing free event tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts and family events.
Vet Tix does this as a way to thank veterans and currently serving military members for the service and sacrifices made during their military service. By attending these events, veterans are assisted in helping reduce stress, strengthening family bonds, building lifelong memories, enhancing resiliency and encouraging them to stay engaged with their local communities, fellow veterans, and other quality veteran organizations. Since its creation in 2008, Vet Tix has built a base of over 640,000 members, distributed over three million event tickets; of which over one million have been distributed in the last year. Learn more at VetTix.
Veterans Campaign is a non-partisan, non-ideological organization whose mission is to encourage, mentor, and prepare transitioning service members, veterans and affiliates of the military community to pursue a “second service” in civic and political leadership.
Through mentoring and advising, intensive workshops, research, partnerships, and our flagship Second Service Fellowship, our community of distinguished public servants and emerging leaders strive to empower the next Greatest Generation of leaders of our communities and our country. Learn more at Veterans Campaign.
VFT: Veterans in Film & Television unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry.
Created and operated by veterans, VFT is an educational and networking organization that connects military and vets working in film and television with one another, as well as with the entertainment industry at large. Learn more at Veterans in Film & Television.
Volunteers of America is a charity that steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 115 years, they have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most undeserved.
Perhaps no other organization offers such a wide range of community-based programs and services for people of all ages. Across the nation Volunteers of America’s programs range from children, youth and family services to affordable housing for the elderly. They are caregivers, problem solvers and believers in miracles. When you make a charitable gift to Volunteers of America, you help a man or women take the first step toward self-sufficiency and you also ensure that someone will be there to walk with them the extra mile. Learn more at Volunteers of America.
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) honors and empowers warriors by providing free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care.
We CONNECT warriors, their families, and caregivers to peers, programs and communities. We SERVE by providing free mental and physical health and wellness programming, career and benefits counseling, and support for the most severely injured. We EMPOWER warriors to live life on their own terms by mentoring fellow warriors, and embodying the WWP logo by carrying their peers toward recovery and success. Learn more at Wounded Warrior Project.