We've Got Your 6, Every Day
Yesterday, Americans around the country, allies around the world, and current and former service members and their families paused to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those who have served and their families. At the Bob Woodruff Foundation, our mission – on Veterans Day, and every day – is to find, fund, shape, and accelerate equitable solutions that help our impacted veterans, service members, and their families thrive long after they return home.
If you are a veteran, family member, nonprofit serving veterans, or community trying to understand how best to support your veterans, we’ve Got Your 6!
“Got Your 6,” an expression familiar to many in the military and veteran community means “I have your back.” Service members and veterans are there for each other, and we are there for them. “Got Your 6” started as an effort to partner with the media and entertainment industries to help share a more accurate depiction of the veteran experience in popular culture. With the help of celebrities and veterans alike, Got Your 6 became a movement for understanding, connecting with and helping veterans.
“The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Stand Up for Heroes and Got Your 6 share a strong connection to being there for our veterans – to help tell their stories and to ensure that they have the support they have earned,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We acquired Got Your 6 based on that synergy and I can tell you that our shared commitment to veterans is more important and timely than ever before.”
Today, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is reaffirming our commitment to our veterans and the organizations and communities that support them. Through a proven set of programs, from high-impact grantmaking to fund industry-leading and measurable impact for veterans and their families, to the country’s largest network of local partner organizations meeting veteran needs on the home front, the Bob Woodruff Foundation is leading an enduring commitment to ensure that when it comes to veteran well-being, “we’ve Got Your 6.”
“We owe our veterans and their families a lot and I’m proud to be partnered with the Bob Woodruff Foundation,” said Craig Newmark, founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies. “Just yesterday, I announced a new program on food insecurity, and the BWF team is going to help me get these funds out around the country to veterans in need – together, we’ve ‘Got Your 6’.”