Special Operations Warrior Foundation


About the Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Charity Navigator has given the SOWF its NINTH consecutive 4-star rating, placing us among the top 1% of nonprofits evaluated by Charity Navigator.

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a top-rated nonprofit organization that supports the military's Special Operations Forces and their families through three programs:

- College scholarships for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces

- Educational & family counseling, and advocacy support

- Immediate $3,000 financial grants to severely-wounded Special Operations Forces service members

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Administrative Overhead - 4.9%

Support for Wounded Special Operators and Their Families

SOWF provides immediate financial assistance to special operations personnel severely wounded in the global war on terror.

Once notified of a special operations soldier, airman, sailor, or Marine hospitalized with a severe injury, SOWF immediately sends a $3,000 grant to the service member (or his/her designated recipient) so the family and loved ones can travel to be at their bedside. These funds are often used to reduce the burden of unexpected expenses such as airfare, pet care, child care, rental cars, etc.

To date, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has provided $1.8 million to wounded special operations personnel and their families.