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Who We Are

The Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a top-rated charitable organization with an enduring promise to the children of fallen Special Operations personnel and the children of ALL service members awarded the Medal of Honor.


The Special Operations Warrior Foundation’s enduring promise to America’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Special Operations personnel is to:

 (1) Ensure full financial assistance for post-secondary education from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical or trade school, as well as educational counseling, preschool grants, private tutoring, college planning and career transition programs to the surviving children of Special Operations personnel who lose their lives in the line-of-duty and the children of all Medal of Honor Recipients.

(2) Provide immediate financial grants to severely wounded, ill, and injured  Special Operations personnel who require hospitalization.  

A Battlefield Promise


Special Operations Warrior Foundation was founded in 1980 after the daring attempt to rescue 52 American hostages in Iran during OPERATION EAGLE CLAW, which ended in the tragic loss of eight servicemen who left behind 17 American children. 

A battlefield promise to take care of those 17 children has become the noble mission of the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to educate over 1,200 children.


Ensure full post-secondary educational support to surviving children of Special Operations personnel and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel — today and in the future.

A Message from SOWF Graduate, Taniya Wright

Taniya Wright lost her father, Staff Sgt. James B. Wright, a Green Beret who served with the 10th Special Forces Group Airborne, in 1987 in a training accident. She was four years old.

Taniya graduated in 2006 from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a mass communications degree, with an emphasis on TV and Broadcasting.

Core Values


We hold ourselves, and others, to consistent standards of honesty and strong moral principles.


 Transparent fiduciary practices and fiscal compliance to optimize resources prudently, efficiently, and effectively.


Deliver our best daily and remain faithful to our mission.


Proactively address each student’s unique educational needs.