Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit, builds strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive—not simply struggle to get by—in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.
We provide a variety of impactful programs and services nationwide that offer military families Relief, Resiliency, and Recurring Family Support. And we fulfill our promise to help families, with 92% of our expenditures going toward program delivery.
RELIEFCritical Assistance Program (CAP): Since 2011, we have provided more than $20 million, fulfilling over 35,000 critical financial assistance requests for food, rent, home repairs, car repairs, and utilities for more than 14,000 families dealing with unexpected budget and financial challenges.
Transitional Housing–Operation Homefront Villages: Since 2008, we have provided nearly 4,300 months of housing to nearly 500 wounded, ill or injured service members and their families, as they receive medical treatment or rehabilitation services, transition out of the Armed Services, or wait for approval of veterans’ benefits, saving them $4.7 million in rent and utilities.
RESILIENCYPermanent Housing–Homes on the Homefront: Through our corporate and foundation partnerships, we have placed nearly 600 military families in mortgage-free homes since 2011, providing them with more than $48 million in deeded value.
Caregiver Support–Hearts of Valor: Helps 3,200 caregivers with 60 support groups coping with and adjusting to injuries sustained by loved ones during their military service.
RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORTMilitary Child of the Year® Award: Recognizes an exceptional child from each branch of the service and the National Guard for their leadership, resiliency and commitment to education at our annual Washington, D.C. gala.
Back-to-School Brigade: Since 2008, we have provided over 260,000 backpacks equipped with school supplies to help military children succeed in schools across the country.
Star-Spangled Baby Showers: Since 2008, we have supported over 16,000 new and expectant parents with essential baby supplies and community support events.
Holiday Programs: Since 2010, we have served holiday meals to over 300,000 military family members through the Holiday Meals for Military program and distributed tens of thousands of toys to military children through Holiday Toy Drive events.
Since our founding in 2002, Operation Homefront has worked to serve America’s military families in their time of need because they have worked tirelessly to serve all of us in our nation’s time of need. We rely on our family of partners, donors and volunteers to help us deliver Relief through our critical financial assistance and temporary housing programs, Resiliency through our permanent housing and caregiver programs, and Recurring Support through a variety of seasonally focused and specialty family programs.
I’m extremely proud of what we have done to meet the ongoing needs of military families, and to help ensure that their short-term financial struggles do not become a series of chronic issues that derails their hopes for a brighter future. In 2016, our Critical Assistance Program provided over $3.7 million in financial aid, fulfilling more than 6,000 requests; our Transitional Housing program provided rent-free temporary housing to over 400 individual family members of wounded, ill and injured service members, saving them $700,000 in rent and utilities; our Homes on the Homefront program deeded 121 mortgage-free homes, and provided well over $17 million in home equity; our Back-to-School Brigade delivered over 32,000 backpacks to military kids; and our Holiday Meals for Military program served nearly 57,000 individual family members.
Focused on outcomes, we are fortunate to know we are changing lives and this knowledge motivates us to do even more to serve our military families. They have given us their very best and we remain committed to doing our very best to help them thrive in the communities — our communities — they have worked so hard to protect.
John I. Pray, Jr., President & CEO, Brig Gen (ret), USAF
SOURCES OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
TRUSTED AND RESPECTEDIn-Kind Noncash Contributions62%12%1%FoundationsIndividual GivingCorporations10%Other15%
• 4-Star Rating -
10 consecutive years!
• "A" Rated Charity
• Platinum Level
• Meets all 20 Accountability Standards
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