Wounded Warrior Project Revamps Grants Program with New Focus on Investments and Partnerships

WWP Programmatic Investments Will Strengthen Network of Veteran Service Organizations

Dec 22, 2015, 08:59 ET from Wounded Warrior Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of an overhaul to its Programmatic Investments, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has invested over $740,000 in three new organizations that provide support and specialized services to this generation of wounded service members, their caregivers, and families. Since 2012, WWP Programmatic Investments has invested nearly $11 million to over 90 organizations that share the WWP mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The support from the WWP Programmatic Investments program has enabled over 15,400 wounded veterans, 3,000 family members, and 1,700 children across the country to access critically needed programs and services to date.

"WWP Programmatic Investments exists to help bridge the gaps in services and reach underserved areas of the country," said Ned Breslin, executive vice president for partnerships and programmatic investments at WWP. "We know that one organization cannot meet all needs alone. As such, we make strategic investments that complement the services we provide, or address gaps in our programming so that warrior needs are truly met. In the end, warrior needs are better served when agencies team up around their strengths and relentlessly focus on the best ways to solve the issues facing our veterans."

WWP's focused Programmatic Investments efforts are part of a larger plan to foster a network of high caliber organizations that provide innovative and effective services addressing the most pressing needs of our nation's wounded veterans and their families. These investments will serve wounded service members by promoting wellness across all four of the organization's programmatic pillars (Engagement, Body, Economic Empowerment, Mind), by teaming up with like-minded organizations.

WWP focuses on providing funding to exceptional organizations that operate in underserved areas or fulfill a need outside the scope of WWP's 20 free programs and services. All organizations that receive funding from WWP must provide their programs and services to injured veterans, their families, and caregivers free of charge.

This investment cycle's funding recipients are Dog Tag Bakery (Washington, D.C.), Dry Hootch (Milwaukee, WI), and Boston College Warrior Athlete Initiative (Boston, MA). For more information, and a description of the investment partners receiving funding, please visit the 2015 WWP Programmatic Investments page (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/grants/grant-recipients.aspx).

Follow WWP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/wwp), Twitter (@WWP), Instagram (https://instagram.com/wwp/), and Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/WoundedWarriorProjec) to see how we're working together with our Programmatic Investment partners.

Organizations seeking funding may submit an email to investments@woundedwarriorproject.org briefly describing the program, proven impact to date, and data collection tools used to track impact. The Programmatic Investments team regularly reviews submissions in search of innovative programs the fall in line with our investment strategy.

About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org


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