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The most challenging of circumstances can bring out the best in humanity. Our veterans know this better than most. …


When veterans face fertility challenges related to a service-connected injury or illness, the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Veterans In-Vitro Initiative (VIVA) stands ready to support them in growing their families. VIVA collaborates with the Department of Veterans Affairs to inform veterans with service-connected fertility challenges of the various fertility benefits and…


Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback. Image courtesy of NFL.com

As America prepares for food, fun, and football this Super Bowl weekend, an athlete shares his appreciation for those who serve in our nation’s military.

The NFL has teamed up with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help expand their Salute To Service Initiative. The Bob Woodruff Foundation finds, funds, and shapes best-in-class programs across the nation supporting post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families. …


Bob Woodruff Foundation Hosts Medical-Legal Partnership Convening, Releases New Issue of Stand SMART for Heroes on Same Topic

On May 3, the Bob Woodruff Foundation assembled medical and legal experts from across the public and private sectors in our nation’s capital for a day of panel discussions and working sessions…


Children at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center get special surprise during a difficult time

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Hospitalization can be a stressful and scary experience for any adult. For a child, it can be even harder. …


Amanda Burrill, Navy veteran, is running for a cause that is close to her heart

By Amanda Burrill

Participating in 2018’s TCS New York City Marathon for the Bob Woodruff Foundation is an honor for several reasons.

First, not so long ago I was a veteran in need of services much like the ones the foundation provides. After a rough stretch, and that is an…


Tim Lawton is a West Point graduate and Army veteran who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan four times during his five and a half years of active duty service. …


By Emily Bader and Samuel Holmes, Bob Woodruff Foundation

This February, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) convened 46 grantees at Bloomberg in San Francisco for two days of collaboration. The event featured workshops, discussions, and a panel event designed to improve how grantees identify, measure and articulate the outcomes of…


Veteran comics kept the audience laughing at the third annual Combat to Comedy show

By Emily Bader, Bob Woodruff Foundation

This June, several of our Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) team members had the unique opportunity to watch our work come full-circle as BWF grantee Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) hosted their third annual Combat to Comedy show. …


Bob Woodruff Foundation staff, members of Team RWB, and service members in NYC for Fleet Week, were on hand to hear the NFL announce its new partnership with the Bob Woodruff Foundation, on the set of ‘Good Morning Football,’ at the NFL Experience in Times Square.

Expanding Salute to Service, the NFL has partnered with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to create a grant referral pipeline for veteran nonprofit organizations and to support healthy lifestyles programs for veterans and their families. The NFL and BWF made the announcement today on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football.”

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