Impact Stories - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Impact

People are at the heart of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s mission: veterans, the military community, and their families. Their success is our success. Read about the positive outcomes made possible by our donors, sponsors, and partners.

Making an Impact in the Compton Community

With the renewal of the National Football League (NFL)-Bob Woodruff Foundation Salute to Service partnership, we ushered in the NFL 2022 season with Operation Kickoff, a community service project in… Read More

Story Collection

How has our mission impacted veterans and their families?

Sep 2
Expanding Assistance to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
NFL-BWF Salute to Service Grant Supports 500 Veterans to Regain Self-Sufficiency
Jul 20
Spring 2022 Cohort
Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) Got Your 6 Network local partners have the regular opportunity to connect with each other on facilitated regional cohort calls. During these calls, BWF gains a… Read More
Jun 27
“The Hardest Part Was Accepting Help”
Carlos was wounded in Mogadishu in 1993, rendering him infertile. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, he and his wife Nicky got in contact with VIVA… Read More
Jun 21
For One Army Couple, a New Mission: Find a Surrogate
Army couple Jennifer and Alexander Strauch are ready to find a surrogate and start a family, after Jennifer underwent a life-changing surgery at 23.
Jun 17
To expand their family, high school sweethearts overcome exceptional odds
Overcoming enormous odds, the Hanna family was able to welcome Baby Rudy in May 2022, with the help of VIVA.
Jun 6
“She Was Meant To Be Ours”
Most new parents would rather forget the lack of sleep that comes with welcoming a newborn. That’s not the case for USMC veteran Jackson Smith, who cherishes every single second… Read More
May 24
Miami Dolphins join Bob Woodruff Foundation and partners for veterans food distribution
Through our NFL-BWF partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation funded Volunteers of America of Florida to provide a food drive in Miami, Florida for veterans and their families.
Apr 27
Month of the Military Child: Resources to Support MilKids and Their Families
It’s often said that the whole family serves. The stress of deployments, new PCS orders, and concerns about safety can weigh heavily on all family members. That’s why the Bob… Read More

Making an Impact in the Compton Community

With the renewal of the National Football League (NFL)-Bob Woodruff Foundation Salute to Service partnership, we ushered in the NFL 2022 season with Operation Kickoff, a community service project in… Read More

Story Collection

How has our mission impacted veterans and their families?

Sep 2
Expanding Assistance to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
NFL-BWF Salute to Service Grant Supports 500 Veterans to Regain Self-Sufficiency
Jul 20
Spring 2022 Cohort
Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) Got Your 6 Network local partners have the regular opportunity to connect with each other on facilitated regional cohort calls. During these calls, BWF gains a… Read More
Jun 27
“The Hardest Part Was Accepting Help”
Carlos was wounded in Mogadishu in 1993, rendering him infertile. After spending tens of thousands of dollars on fertility treatment, he and his wife Nicky got in contact with VIVA… Read More
Jun 21
For One Army Couple, a New Mission: Find a Surrogate
Army couple Jennifer and Alexander Strauch are ready to find a surrogate and start a family, after Jennifer underwent a life-changing surgery at 23.
Jun 17
To expand their family, high school sweethearts overcome exceptional odds
Overcoming enormous odds, the Hanna family was able to welcome Baby Rudy in May 2022, with the help of VIVA.
Jun 6
“She Was Meant To Be Ours”
Most new parents would rather forget the lack of sleep that comes with welcoming a newborn. That’s not the case for USMC veteran Jackson Smith, who cherishes every single second… Read More
May 24
Miami Dolphins join Bob Woodruff Foundation and partners for veterans food distribution
Through our NFL-BWF partnership, the Bob Woodruff Foundation funded Volunteers of America of Florida to provide a food drive in Miami, Florida for veterans and their families.
Apr 27
Month of the Military Child: Resources to Support MilKids and Their Families
It’s often said that the whole family serves. The stress of deployments, new PCS orders, and concerns about safety can weigh heavily on all family members. That’s why the Bob… Read More

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Press Room

Here you’ll find news and announcements highlighting our efforts to support our veterans, service members and their families.

Nov 21
Bob Woodruff Foundation Invests $3.9 Million in 34 Organizations that Support Veterans and Service Members
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is proud to announce an investment of over $3.9M to 34 organizations that work to ensure that veterans, service members, their families and caregivers thrive.
Oct 18
The Bob Woodruff Foundation and Gridiron Capital Partner to Support Service Members, Veterans, and their Families
The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is proud to announce Gridiron Capital’s investment in BWF’s 16th annual Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH) event and the Veterans On Wall Street (VOWS) initiative.
Oct 7
Bob Woodruff Foundation Expedites Investments in Veteran-Serving Organizations in Florida to Urgently Address Needs Following Hurricane Ian
In response to the devastation of Hurricane Ian, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has expedited grants to organizations serving the military and veteran community in impacted areas in Florida.
Sep 13
Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Announces Twelfth Annual Veteran Symposium
Military veterans, spouses and corporate hiring managers are invited to attend the 12th Annual Veterans on Wall Street (VOWS) Symposium on November 3, 2022, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm… Read More
Sep 9
The National Football League (NFL) and the Bob Woodruff Foundation Announce $5.5 Million Continued Partnership Through NFL’s Salute to Service Initiative
NFL Commits to Continued Investment in Grantmaking Partnership to Build Healthy Lifestyles and Create Communities for US Veterans and their Families New York, NY– In keeping with its commitment to… Read More
Sep 8
16th Annual Stand Up for Heroes, Presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival, Returns to Kick Off the 2022 NYCF
Stand Up for Heroes (SUFH), New York’s highly anticipated night of hope, healing and laughter, presented by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), returns.
Jun 8
The Bob Woodruff Foundation Publishes Comprehensive Study on Veterans’ Needs Nationwide
Our “Got Your 6 Network: Quantifying and Addressing Veterans’ Needs,” highlights veterans’ needs and the capacity of America’s local communities to address those needs. Read more.
May 26
Bob Woodruff Foundation Invests $1.7M In Health and Wellbeing of Veterans, Caregivers, and Military Families
Today, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) announced an investment of $1.7 million in grants to 18 best-in-class organizations that are providing programs and services to veterans, caregivers, and military families.… Read More