Through their service, Veterans have our backs. When they return home, it’s vital that we have their backs, too. The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Got Your 6 Network includes the foundation’s grantees and national network of local partners. It’s the largest non-governmental network of Veteran service providers in the country. Collectively, these partners support millions of Veterans, service members and families in the communities they call home. Through the Got Your 6 Network, the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) ensures that Veterans have access to the services and opportunities they need.

preparing food boxes

Members of Greater Miami Valley MyVeteran Community, a Got Your 6 Network partner, prepare food boxes for distribution at a drive-thru food pantry on the Dayton VA Medical Center campus. Funding for this effort was provided by the Bob Woodruff Foundation with generous support from Craig Newmark Philanthropies.

To help partners maximize their impact, the Bob Woodruff Foundation provides access to free programming:

Learning opportunities

BWF invests in expert-led learning opportunities tailored for their network’s needs. For example, a top need among Got Your 6 Network partners is funding. In addition to designing custom funding opportunities, BWF invited leading expert Andy Robinson to teach a no-cost webinar series on community-based fundraising (available to stream here). The webinars focused on building partners’ capacity to tap into the nearly 80% of American philanthropy that comes from individuals, families and local community resources. The foundation also convenes expert panels to explore and find solutions to pressing issues, such as food insecurity and legal services for Veterans.

Networking opportunities

Sharing valuable information keeps partners from having to “reinvent the wheel.” BWF creates opportunities for their partners to connect, inform and inspire one another. Through regular virtual meetups and an online forum, partners share resources and best practices, ask questions and troubleshoot challenges.

Funding opportunities

Funding opportunities include the Got Your 6 grants program, collaboration funding specifically designed for local partners, and targeted funding opportunities to tackle specific challenges.

Learn more about the Got Your 6 Network and how you can get involved:

  • Nonprofit orgs: Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis and processed twice a year in the spring and fall.
  • Collaborative organizations: Reach out to explore becoming a local partner.
  • Supporters: Find a local partner near you and ask how you can support ongoing collaborative efforts in your community.

About the Bob Woodruff Foundation:

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s Veterans. To date, BWF has invested over $85 million to Find, Fund, and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted Veterans, service members and their family members across the nation. Please visit bobwoodrufffoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @bwforg.

About Got Your 6

Got Your 6 is the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s enduring commitment to the Veteran community. In World War I, American fighter pilots covering a plane’s rear position coined the phrase “I’ve Got Your 6” to mean “I’ve got your back.” Through their service, Veterans have our backs. When they return home, we’ve got theirs.

*The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Verify information with the organization offering.

By Courtesy of The Bob Woodruff Foundation

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Published on Feb. 16, 2022

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21 Comments

  1. Janet L Rein March 6, 2022 at 9:43 am

    A much needed Veterans Home in the area of Berkely County/Charleston SC for assisted living and memory care. Is there any help Got Your 6 can assist in pushing this effort? I’m circulating a petition to submit to the State to start funding such. Please advise. Thanks & Regards so much

  2. Maria Martinez March 2, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    I am a senior female USMC Vietnam vet living in SFO area inneed of major dental work asap.

  3. Richard Ollar March 2, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    I live in Yuma AZ. On a Saturday morning I could teach/ demonstrate fly tying to an interested group in Tucson, Phoenix, San Diego or Los Angeles.

  4. Ernesto A. February 26, 2022 at 4:58 am

    In Wylie, TX. My transmission went out in my junk car and I don’t have the money to get a new vehicle. I need help really soon. Someone reach out, please.

  5. Danny Crippin February 25, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I’m a 100% disabled veteran in West Virginia in serious need of housing. I’m trying to find funding to get a house of my own. I would appreciate any assistance with helping me find the funding I desperately need, thank you

  6. Vincent R February 25, 2022 at 10:02 am

    I am in Frisco TX, above Dallas tx. how can I get involved

  7. Romy Perez February 23, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    How do we know what is available in our local area? I live in Miami Florida. I would like more info and my husband is a veteran that has been having issues with the va for a Lind time.

  8. Aura February 23, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    I am the caregiver for my veteran’s husband suffering from horrible disease of Alzheimer’s and waiting for VA Senior Living in Miami, Fl to lift Covid’s restrictions to admit him.

  9. Michael D February 23, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    I am a disabled retiree in need of a pro-bono attorney. I was ripped off by a business in central South Carolina a total of $18,792.
    I contacted the SC Consumer Affairs, the Federal Trade Commission without any success. Please contact me ASAP!

  10. Don Walker February 23, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    I am a Viet Nam-era Army veteran needing transportation to/from medical/cancer appointments in north central Texas. I live in Ovilla which is slightly south of Dallas. If there is any person or any organization able to provide such transportation, please contact me

  11. L Chandon February 23, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    BROKE DOWN IN TRUCK w/ SERVICE DOG thsts has Cancer, we’re both sick. in a state where we dont live! Near Ft Hood AREA. now 7 Months of Hellllz.$35,000 on my Credit cards! just about outta cards now im broken financially for life!Senior, Disabled Vet. TRUCK IS STILL BARELY MOVING. now were in snow. NEED CHEAP MECHANIC & LAWYER!! Asap!!

  12. Cathy February 23, 2022 at 9:42 am

    Thank you immensely for creating these opportunities, and for all you do; I am terribly sorry about your injuries, but I, and all veterans appreciate your dedication and efforts; before and after your injuries. I would love to participate in your program (as a senior citizen); however, I live near Saint Augustine, Florida. I am highly interested if your program expands to this region, or if veterans can participate virftually, only.

    God bless and, thanks again,
    Cathy

  13. Patricia L Schorn BSN RN RD February 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    You are wonderful!!! Wish we had you here in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately our VA does not meet our Veterans needs.

  14. Ken Duncan February 17, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    I need help getting my teeth pulled and false teeth put in thank you in Arkansas

  15. Michael VanDinter February 17, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    I am a disabled vet who ALWAYS has trouble getting VTS transportation from my home in Avoca, Iowa to the Omaha/Iowa VA Medical center, how can I get a handicapped Van that I can get myself to the VA on my own?

  16. David R Kline February 17, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    Am interested in the tech career training, but I live in Vancouver WA. and it is not available here. Do you think it will ever become WA?

  17. Cheryl February 17, 2022 at 12:56 pm

    Please let me know of services to Native Americans; I applied but not eligible due to service in certain cities. I am willing to relocate to CA but prefer TX. I live on the Navajo reservation and the closest city would be Albuquerque, NM or Phoenix, AZ.

  18. David King February 17, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Are there any Locksmith training classes? If so please let me know.

  19. Patt February 17, 2022 at 10:27 am

    I have tried every place I know of to get a handicapped bathroom remolded for my husband. Even with the grant from the military we cant get it done because of the area we live in. If anyone knows of anything for the central texas hill country area please let me know.

  20. Jimmy Mercado February 17, 2022 at 4:06 am

    I commend Npower for this program geared towards Veteran’s and their families. However it saddens me that it is only available to Veterans in certain areas.
    If and when it is visible we have many Veterans in Puerto Rico, Virgen Islands,US Territories.

  21. Mary J Pickney February 16, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Are any of the trainer in Houston. Texas. If so please let me know. Thanks

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