Initiatives - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Our Ongoing Initiatives

We identify, pursue, and champion those areas of need that are most critical to the population we serve.

Stand SMART for Heroes

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, families, and caregivers.

Tackling the Terms: Baseline Definitions for Equine-Assisted Services

Emergency Financial Assistance: Best Practices

Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment

Using Medical-Legal Partnership to Reduce Barriers to Veteran Health and Wellbeing

Reading Between the Posts: How to Use Social Media Patterns to Identify Veterans At Risk for Suicide

New Treatment Opportunities from Genetic Markers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Susceptibility and Risk

Original Research

Stand SMART for Heroes

The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, families, and caregivers.

Tackling the Terms: Baseline Definitions for Equine-Assisted Services

Emergency Financial Assistance: Best Practices

Shared Decision Making for PTSD Treatment

Using Medical-Legal Partnership to Reduce Barriers to Veteran Health and Wellbeing

Reading Between the Posts: How to Use Social Media Patterns to Identify Veterans At Risk for Suicide

New Treatment Opportunities from Genetic Markers for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Susceptibility and Risk

Original Research

Assessing and Improving Community Support for Veterans
This white paper analyzes and summarizes the “checkpoints” that were distributed to the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s network of over 100 local partner collaboratives, representing more than 3,000 organizations across the… Read More
Community Collaboration For America’s Veterans: Insights From The Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Local Partner Self-Assessment Tool
When veterans transition out of military service and face new challenges, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution waiting to greet them. The communities they come home to play a major role… Read More
Veterans and COVID-19: Projecting the Economic, Social, and Mental Health Needs of America’s Veterans
The Bob Woodruff Foundation has published an original research paper analyzing the specific needs of the veteran community as it relates to COVID-19. This paper details the potential acute and… Read More

VIVA – Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive

Supporting programs that help veterans begin a family is rooted in the Bob Woodruff Foundation mission – to find, fund, and shape innovative programs that help veterans, service members, and their families thrive. The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to have funded more than 30 veterans since we initiated the VIVA Fund in 2016.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) works in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs, to inform veterans with service-connected fertility challenges of the various fertility benefits and services available to them. When the VA-funded program is not appropriate for a veteran, BWF may provide up to $5,000 funding to veterans eligible for the BWF Veterans In Vitro InitiAtive (VIVA) Fund.

Upcoming Events

Dec 09

3:00pm – 4:00pm
COHORT CALL Members of BWF’s West North Central regional cohort are invited to this one-hour guided discussion with peers. Connect with BWF Local Partners in your region, and with the BWF team, to share: innovations you’ve implemented to improve the well-being of veterans in your community[…]

Dec 15

3:00pm – 4:00pm
COHORT CALL Members of BWF’s East North Central regional cohort are invited to this one-hour guided discussion with peers. Connect with BWF Local Partners in your region, and with the BWF team, to share: innovations you’ve implemented to improve the well-being of veterans in your community[…]