Isla del Sol Yacht and Country Club
6000 Sun Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL
Honoring the legacy of America's finest
Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures complete post-secondary educational support and additional educational opportunities “cradle to career,” for eligible surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients; and provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Personnel — today and in the future.
Over 1,200 Special Operations Warriors have lost their lives since 1980.
We are currently committed to funding the education for over 990 children of fallen Special Operations Warriors and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients.
Over 450 children have graduated college through the support of SOWF funding and dedicated partnership with the Scholarships & Family Outreach team.
We provide immediate financial assistance to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Warriors requiring hospitalization.
There are over 1,500 surviving children of fallen Special Operations Warriors since 1980.
Join SOWF in congratulating our 444th graduate, in honor of the 444 days that Americans were held hostage in Iran in 1980 — the crisis that led to the eventual formation and mission of SOWF.
What We Do
There was never a question of if my brother and I would go to college. The question we had was where we were going to college. Mom had a more important question and that was how we were going to pay for college. A friend from the Special Operations community recommended the Warrior Foundation. It was amazing to see the relief on my mother’s face as a major question that kept her up at night had been answered. Between an academic scholarship and the incredible generosity of donors to the Warrior Foundation, I graduated from Campbell University with a BA in Government/Political Science DEBT FREE. These two words have allowed me a future unencumbered by college debt. "
The support Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the donors provided my family the opportunity to accomplish an educational achievement that I would most likely wouldn’t have been able to attempt alone."
While receiving support from the SOWF, I was able to earn my bachelor’s degree. Without their support, I would not have been able to accomplish such a task. That degree has helped with not only my professional life, but also my presentation as a person.
Supporting an organization like SOWF is one to consider. They really are a family of the people they support because they care so much and are there to make sure they go and stay on a successful path. There's no organization like SOWF.”
A TRUSTED CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION
SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION IS PROUD TO BE RECOGNIZED AS A FOUR- STAR CHARITY FOR THE LAST 16 CONSECUTIVE YEARS BY CHARITY NAVIGATOR. SOWF IS ALSO 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.