SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION PROVIDES FULLY FUNDED COLLEGE EDUCATIONS AND ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, "CRADLE TO CAREER" (PRESCHOOL-COLLEGE), TO THE SURVIVING CHILDREN OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES LOST IN THE LINE OF DUTY AS WELL AS CHILDREN OF ALL MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS.

SOWF ALSO PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO SEVERELY WOUNDED, ILL, AND INJURED SPECIAL OPERATIONS PERSONNEL.

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Warrior Fatalities

Over 1,100 Special Operations Warriors have lost their lives since 1980. 

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Children Eligible

We are currently committed to funding the education for over 800 children of fallen Special Operations Warriors and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients.

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College Graduates

Over 400 children have graduated college through the support of SOWF funding and dedicated partnership with the Scholarships & Family Outreach team.

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Wounded

We provide immediate financial assistance to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Warriors requiring hospitalization.

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Surviving Children

There are over 1,500 surviving children of fallen Special Operations Warriors since 1980.

A message from board member and American actor Cole Hauser

“I was proud to spearhead our September, 2021 Join Forces: Texas Style. With the support of many incredible companies and donors, we raised significant funds for the surviving children we provide fully funded college educations and additional educational opportunities for. It was a night filled with compelling stories, a variety of pertinent information and, certainly fun – so many powerful messages. I want to personally thank everyone for joining us on that special evening!” 

Cole Hauser speaks at Joint Forces: Texas Style event in Dallas 2021

A Message FROM NFL LINEMAN ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA

Former Platoon Leader, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment

Alejandro Villanueva

“Though I changed NFL teams this past off-season, I remain steadfastly committed to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Having served in the military and our Special Operations community, I believe it is important that we honor the fallen by taking care of their children with fully funded college educations and additional educational opportunities throughout their academic journey.

Having been deployed more than once to Afghanistan, I had the privilege of leading others and developing a bond with my teammates. The same can be said for my time in the NFL. The important difference is, some of those I lined up with in the military made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind a family facing a dramatically different and uncertain future. SOWF relieves these families of the financial burden related to their children’s education; from preschool thru post-secondary education, and the foundation is with these kids every step of the way.

I would encourage everyone to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation in their mission to honor the sacrifice of our Special Operations Personnel and Medal of Honor recipients by funding the education of the children they left behind. They can’t do it without you!”
 
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Al Villanueva

What We Do

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Support for Wounded

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A Trusted Charitable Organization

Special Operations Warrior Foundation is proud to be recognized as a Four- Star Charity for the last 15 consecutive years by Charity Navigator and a recipient of Guidestar’s 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency.

A 2018 Actuarial review* identified a $165 Million Dollar need to fund the educations of current and future children supported by SOWF. *Mercer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, published the Actuarial study in November 2018.

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Help Empower Our Students

Special Operations Warrior Foundation has seen nearly 400 students obtain their college degree. There are nearly 900 students in our program, ranging from infants to high school student. Your support honors the sacrifice of their fallen parent and empowers them along their academic journey.