Over 1,100 special operations service members have lost their lives since 1980.
We are committed to funding the college education for over 700 children of fallen special operations personnel who are either in school now or not yet of college age.
Over 300 children in our program have graduated college.
We provided immediate financial assistance to special operations service members severely wounded since 2006.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation is proud to be recognized as a Four Star Charity for the last 13 consecutive years by Charity Navigator and a recipient of the 2018 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.
A 2018 Actuarial review* identified a $165 Million Dollar need to fund the current and future financial obligations of the Foundation.
*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.
SOWF gave me the opportunity that my dad would have wanted me to have.
SOWF provided me with the tools to be successful, both in school and in life. They gave me the opportunity to intern with them, which was a learning experience that helped me in many ways. They are an organization that I trust and believe in wholeheartedly. I believe the staff and volunteers of SOWF truly care about each child, and they make it their mission to help them in any way they can.Kaylee Henry Read More
SOWF has been there since day one of my associate degree.
They have always made sure I got what I needed for my living expenses as well as my semester expenses. They not only have given me financial stability when I needed it the most, but also moral and emotional support. If it wasn’t for SOWF I wouldn’t be the professional teacher that I am today. For every success that I made and continue to make in my life, SOWF will be there at the top of the list for all of the thanks and recognition that they deserve for helping me carve my future.Steven Schmauss Read More
I cannot begin to express my gratitude,
knowing throughout the college admissions process, that the financial burden of college was no longer on our family. I am forever thankful for all the incredible things SOWF does for military personnel and their families. I am proud to be attending my dream school, the University of Chicago, because of all the Foundation does to honor those who have given their lives.Forrest Haydon Read More