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Impact Stories

People are always at the core of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission. Veterans, the military community, and their families are our reason for being. Their success is our success. Read here about the positive outcomes brought about by your support.

Veteran Housing Insecurity Identified As 2022’s Most Pressing Issue

Gathering data about American communities and the veterans that live in them is a priority for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). In April 2020, BWF leveraged national research and key… Read More

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See how our mission has directly and indirectly impacted veterans and their families and made their lives better.

Our Top 5 Stories of 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we are awed by the incredible stories of resilience from our community. Through a continued global pandemic, defined by urgent issues from food insecurity to… Read More
Hidden Helpers Coalition is Working to Support the Children of Military Family Members
A successful transition from the military to civilian life requires a strong network of support. At the heart of this network is family, especially those who act as caregivers to… Read More
BWF Grantee Food Bank For New York City Holds Food Distribution Event in Queens Ahead of Thanksgiving
Food insecurity for our veterans is never acceptable, but it is especially egregious during the holiday season.  With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
World News Tonight featured the Bob Woodruff Foundation to talk about our enduring support of the military and veteran community while shining a light on the work we’ve done in… Read More
Pep Boys Taps Into Its Veterans Heritage by Partnering with Bob Woodruff Foundation
This week, American automotive service provider, Pep Boys, donated $100,000 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). This generous donation helps BWF continue its mission to support veterans and their families… Read More
Veteran shares journey at Stand Up For Heroes
A Purple Heart recipient shared his journey and inspired fellow veterans at this year’s “Stand Up For Heroes” with his strong message about facing unexpected challenges. Source: ABC News, posted… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join GMA3 to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
Bob and Lee Woodruff, co-founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, are featured on GMA3 to discuss why 1 in 5 military families face Food Insecurity and how BWF is committed… Read More
After Their Successful First Tournament, USA Wheelchair Football Gears Up for Another
Toughness, athleticism, and teamwork. While these traits may be applicable to many professional sports leagues, they’re especially relevant to success in the USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL). Move United’s league… Read More

Veteran Housing Insecurity Identified As 2022’s Most Pressing Issue

Gathering data about American communities and the veterans that live in them is a priority for the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). In April 2020, BWF leveraged national research and key… Read More

Story Collection

See how our mission has directly and indirectly impacted veterans and their families and made their lives better.

Our Top 5 Stories of 2021
As we reflect on 2021, we are awed by the incredible stories of resilience from our community. Through a continued global pandemic, defined by urgent issues from food insecurity to… Read More
Hidden Helpers Coalition is Working to Support the Children of Military Family Members
A successful transition from the military to civilian life requires a strong network of support. At the heart of this network is family, especially those who act as caregivers to… Read More
BWF Grantee Food Bank For New York City Holds Food Distribution Event in Queens Ahead of Thanksgiving
Food insecurity for our veterans is never acceptable, but it is especially egregious during the holiday season.  With the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) has… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join World News Tonight to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
World News Tonight featured the Bob Woodruff Foundation to talk about our enduring support of the military and veteran community while shining a light on the work we’ve done in… Read More
Pep Boys Taps Into Its Veterans Heritage by Partnering with Bob Woodruff Foundation
This week, American automotive service provider, Pep Boys, donated $100,000 to the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF). This generous donation helps BWF continue its mission to support veterans and their families… Read More
Veteran shares journey at Stand Up For Heroes
A Purple Heart recipient shared his journey and inspired fellow veterans at this year’s “Stand Up For Heroes” with his strong message about facing unexpected challenges. Source: ABC News, posted… Read More
Fighting Food Insecurity: Bob & Lee Woodruff join GMA3 to share how BWF is helping military and veteran families
Bob and Lee Woodruff, co-founders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, are featured on GMA3 to discuss why 1 in 5 military families face Food Insecurity and how BWF is committed… Read More
After Their Successful First Tournament, USA Wheelchair Football Gears Up for Another
Toughness, athleticism, and teamwork. While these traits may be applicable to many professional sports leagues, they’re especially relevant to success in the USA Wheelchair Football League (USAWFL). Move United’s league… Read More

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2021 Storybook
Hope, grit, determination, and stories of resilience. Discover how the Bob Woodruff Foundation made an impact this year.
On Giving Tuesday, Bob Woodruff Foundation Announces Latest Grants Supporting Military/Veteran Community
NEW YORK, November 30, 2021 — On this international day of giving, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is proud to announce an investment of over $2.7M in grants to 27… Read More
BWF VIVA Couple Duane and David Perez Featured on People.com
Marine Corps veteran Duane Perez and husband David have been able to start a family with the help of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA). The couple… Read More
Pep Boys presents $100,000 donation to help veterans via the Bob Woodruff Foundation, continues its centennial celebration
Philadelphia, Pa. and New York, NY – Nov. 11, 2021 – Pep Boys, one of the nation’s leading automotive service networks, has presented the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) with a $100,000… Read More
THE 15TH ANNUAL STAND UP FOR HEROES OPENS THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL WITH LIVE EVENT, RAISES $4.6 MILLION TO SUPPORT VETERANS THROUGH THE BOB WOODRUFF FOUNDATION
Nate Bargatze, Brandi Carlile, Jim Gaffigan, Grace Gaustad, Nikki Glaser, Sing Harlem, Donnell Rawlings, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart and Special Guests Took the Stage to Honor Our Nation’s Veterans at… Read More
VOWS Symposium Connects Veterans, Transitioning Service Members with Opportunities in the Financial Services Industry
Virtual Event Scheduled for November 4 and 5 NEW YORK, October 5 – Veterans On Wall Street (VOWS) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation will hold the 11th annual VOWS Symposium… Read More
The 15th Annual Stand Up For Heroes Returns Live to New York City, Presented by The Bob Woodruff Foundation and The New York Comedy Festival
Special Guests Take the Stage to Honor Our Nation’s Veterans at Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on November 8 NEW YORK, NY (September 28,… Read More
Bob Woodruff Foundation Expedites Funding for Organizations Providing Mental Health and Social Support to Veterans
(NEW YORK, NY) September 15, 2021 – The current events in Afghanistan have been devastating to many service members, veterans, caregivers, and survivors. To address the growing and urgent need,… Read More