JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Folded Flag Foundation, a provider of educational grants to surviving family members of military and government employees who have lost their lives in combat, is pleased to announce it has awarded 44 educational grants for the 2016-17 academic year. These scholarships, totalling more than $365,000, represent a more than three-fold increase from the charity's grants awarded in its inaugural year in 2015, and will help families across 20 states with funding their educational needs, including K-12, private school tuition, college expenses and trade school.
The Folded Flag Foundation is a 501(c)(3) a non-profit organization that helps the families of our bravest heroes achieve their educational goals. Because Black Knight Financial Services and ServiceLink underwrite all administrative costs for the organization, 100 percent of all donations made to The Folded Flag Foundation goes directly to families in need.
"We are very excited to provide these educational grants – to make a lasting, positive impact by giving back to these families who have sacrificed so much," said John Coogan, Executive Director for The Folded Flag Foundation. "These grants and scholarships will provide educational pathways of success for the family members of our bravest heroes, and honor the legacy of the men and women who gave everything for their country."
About The Folded Flag Foundation
The Folded Flag Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to honoring the legacy of our fallen heroes by helping their families with financial support for education. The Folded Flag Foundation proudly gives 100 percent of ALL donations to families in need. Corporate sponsors Black Knight Financial Services and ServiceLink underwrite all administrative costs. For more information on the Folded Flag Foundation, including how to make a donation to support this cause, please visit www.FoldedFlagFoundation.org.
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SOURCE The Folded Flag Foundation