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Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) was created as a non-partisan, relevant, sustainable, and ethical organization supporting the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs and all other valid federal government areas.
Our pledge is to be both a charitable and meaningful organization. To that end DSI donates to charities that are aligned with our Mission & Partners. Our donations include both financial and like-kind contributions.
DSI is Proud to Support:
Luke’s Wings is an organization dedicated to the support of service members who have been wounded in battle. Recognizing the immediate need for families to be with their loved ones at such a difficult time, Luke’s Wings provides families with the means to visit during the service member’s hospitalization and rehabilitation. By purchasing travel agency services and travel tickets for loved ones, Luke’s Wings provides an immediate and invaluable service to the families of our men and women at arms while also helping to encourage and motivate the service member’s recovery.
The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.
The foundation offers four pillars of support and handles each request on a case-by case basis. The immediate and ongoing assistance and resources provided by the foundation to those in the EOD community are intended to provide support above and beyond the budgetary constraints of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full financial assistance for a post-secondary degree from an accredited two or four-year college, university, technical, or trade school; and offers family and educational counseling, including in-home tutoring, to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel.
TrainOurTroops is a veteran non-profit organization that provides U.S. veterans, and their spouses, with free advanced online training and certification in business solutions to give them a competitive advantage in the civilian marketplace to ignite their careers.
Three Ways We Help Veteran Families:
- Transition more quickly into a challenging position in the civilian workforce
- Improve the skills needed to advance in their current career
- Support startup veteran business ventures
Previous Charities DSI is Honored to Have Supported:
The Wounded Warrior Project (2011 – 2015)
The purpose of the WWP is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members.To help injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Learn More at: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Donate at: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=66&campaignSource=WEBSITE&source=ONLINE
America’s Fund (2016 & 2017)
America’s Fund is a program created to direct urgently needed resources and financial support to injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. This is a self-funded program of the Semper Fi Fund, an established 501(c)(3) nonprofit with an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy and a 4-star (highest possible) rating from Charity Navigator. Since its inception in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has provided more than $119 million in support. The America’s Fund program has assisted over 850 service members and their families since March 2012, and we have issued over 5,700 grants, totaling $9.2 million in assistance.