An Incredible Need

 

The U.S. military and members of the U.S. Government risk their lives to serve our country. Help honor the memories of those fallen heroes by showing your support to the families in need. Your donation will help strengthen their future on behalf of those who fought and died for all Americans.

  • Since 1990, over 7,000 men and women have died while deployed in the combat zone, leaving behind thousands of spouses and children.
  • 97% of surviving spouses are women; 50% earn less than $50,000 per year; 30% are homemakers; 13% are unemployed.
  • An average of 2 children (with an average age of 10 years old) per household are left behind.
  • Government assistance programs fall short in covering the total cost of education for these surviving family members.
  • The average funding gap faced by surviving spouses and children across all levels of education is $10,000 per year.
  • The projected funding needed to cover the education of these deserving families is $100 million over the next twenty years.


Education Awards

 

In recognition of our fallen heroes, the Folded Flag Foundation awards educational grants and scholarships to families of the U.S. military and employees of the U.S. government who have lost their lives in combat. Scholarships and grants are available to qualifying spouses of fallen heroes and their children under the age of 26 to assist with a wide range of educational needs, including K-12 tuition and tuition for college/trade school.

Our Commitment

  1. Protect the legacy of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice, and support the future of those families that have been left behind.

  2. Show appreciation to military and governmental personnel and their families for their service to our country, by helping with one of their greatest needs.

  3. Maintain a staff and Board of Trustees comprised of retired military and civilians dedicated to supporting the financial well-being of our fallen service members’ families.
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