The Fund II Foundation has announced grants totaling $1.8 million to three organizations in support of programs dedicated to serving United States military veterans and service members and their families.
Grants of $600,000 each were awarded to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Fisher House Foundation, and the USO. The Woodruff Foundation will use its grant to expand its Charitable Investment Program, which was created to find, fund, and shape high-quality scalable and sustainable projects that dramatically improve the lives of veterans and their families. The Fisher House Foundation will use its award to purchase eight hundred airline tickets for its Hero Miles program, which brings family and friends of military to the bedsides of wounded, injured, and ill service members during hospitalization. And the grant to the USO will support the refurbishment of USO centers around the country.
"The men and women who serve our country sacrifice so much for their fellow citizens," said Fund II Foundation executive director Linda Wilson. "It is imperative that these heroes are cared for when they return to civilian life. We are honored to be able to support the Bob Woodruff Foundation, the Fisher House Foundation, and USO — three organizations dedicated to making a difference for our veterans and service members."