Expanding Salute to Service, the NFL and the Los Angeles Rams partnered with the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to create a grant referral pipeline for veteran nonprofit organizations and to support healthy lifestyle programs for veterans and their families.
The partnership is designed to optimize the NFL and its 32 clubs’ positive impact on the military community by leveraging the BWF’s expertise as a grant maker to the country’s most innovative programs and deep knowledge of the urgent and emerging needs of service members and their families. For decades, the NFL’s Salute to Service has remained committed to honoring and supporting veterans, active duty service members and their families.
“Appreciation and support of our military members and veterans is a top priority of the Los Angeles Rams and the NFL,” said Molly Higgins, vice president of community affairs and engagement, Los Angeles Rams. “We are excited to build on the military and veteran engagement that we do throughout the year and partner with the Bob Woodruff Foundation to identify the most effective ways to impact our nation’s heroes.”
Veteran organizations interested in applying for a grant through the NFL-BWF partnership can submit their request to bobwoodrufffoundation.org/nfl/. The referral pipeline is currently live and organizations can submit their applications at any time. The first grant cycle will end on Sunday, June 10. *Grants for this cycle will be announced in October. *
The Bob Woodruff Foundation identifies and fills the gaps within the landscape of more than 40,000 veteran-serving organizations. The BWF partners with community and national programs, organizations and the military community, and advocates like you, to create healthy, positive futures for our service members, veterans and their families.