NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, the Bob Woodruff Foundation announced a total investment of $1.4 million awarded to 14 organizations around the nation that facilitate programs serving post-9/11 military service members, veterans and their families. The grantees address the foundation’s key focus areas of Education and Employment, Quality of Life, and Rehabilitation and Recovery.

“These fall grants comprise a balanced portfolio of fiscally responsible, effective and innovative programs that align with our mission,” said Anne Marie Dougherty, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Foundation. “We’re excited our recipients include both new programs and longstanding partners who, together, help us effectively address our 2017 priorities.”

Education and Employment grants support programs that help veterans recognize their entrepreneurial aspirations and open up a range of professional opportunities for veterans and their spouses via postgraduate scholarships and professional licensing and certifications.

The Quality of Life portfolio includes adaptive sports, information and resources for those struggling with traumatic brain injury (TBI), and improved legal services for veterans. This portfolio also addresses the needs of children in caregiving families.

The Rehabilitation and Recovery portfolio provides evidence-based, clinical mental health treatment; and also builds a national veteran peer support culture and capability.

To learn more about the innovative programs that the Bob Woodruff Foundation funds, visit BobWoodruffFoundation.org.

ABOUT THE BOB WOODRUFF FOUNDATION

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) was founded in 2006 after reporter Bob Woodruff was hit by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq. Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. To date, BWF has invested more than $45 million to Find, Fund and Shape™ programs that have empowered impacted veterans, service members and their families, across the nation. For more information, please visit BobWoodruffFoundation.org or follow us on Twitter at @Stand4Heroes.

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Sam Kille
Bob Woodruff Foundation
(646) 257-5490
sam.kille@bobwoodrufffoundation.org