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Wounded Warrior Project Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/02/2014: Wounded Warrior Project Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT INC

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Wounded Warrior Project Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 09/02/2014: Wounded Warrior Project Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT INC

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Physical Address: Jacksonville, FL 32256 
EIN: 20-2370934
Web URL: www.woundedwarriorproject.org 
Blog URL: www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-nardizzi/ 
Video URL(s): For a decade, Wounded Warrior Project® has remained committed to serving wounded veterans and their families.
The Independence Program helps warriors live life to the fullest, on their own terms.
"A Decade of Service. A Lifetime of Commitment." Join Wounded Warrior Project as we reflect on 10 years of serving wounded veterans.
NTEE Category: W Public, Society Benefit
W30 Military/Veterans' Organizations
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E60 Health Support Services
J Employment, Job Related
J30 Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly)
Year Founded: 2003 
Ruling Year: 2005 
How This Organization Is Funded: Direct Mail Campaign - $71,099,532
DRTV - $51,053,548
Online - $29,753,135


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Mission Statement

With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they adjust to their new normal and achieve new triumphs. Offering 20 unique programs and services, WWP is equipped to serve warriors with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war. Each year, WWP serves tens of thousands of wounded veterans and their families through programs that engage, nurture their minds and bodies, and encourage their economic empowerment. WWP serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wounded, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. All WWP programs and services are offered free of charge.

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Fiscal Year Starting: October 1, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: September 30, 2013

Total Revenue $234,682,943
Total Expenses $158,073,943

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Leadership (GuideStar Exchange,
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Mr. Steven Nardizzi, Esq.

Profile:

Steve helped found Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in 2003 and currently serves as chief executive officer, overseeing all aspects of the organization. Before being promoted to this role in 2009, Steve served as chief operations officer. For more than 10 years prior to joining WWP, Steve worked as an attorney representing disabled veterans for several veterans service organization. He spent nine years with the Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association (EPVA), rising through successively greater responsibilities to become director of EPVA’s benefits service department and subsequently the organization’s associate executive director of member services. Steve radiates enthusiasm about his work with veterans. “From the beginning, it’s been my great privilege to serve the men and women who serve the cause of freedom,” he says. “But working with Wounded Warrior Project is truly special. Every WWP program zeroes right in on the needs of the most seriously wounded service members as they come home from the battlefield. WWP programs have life-changing potential, and my work keeps those programs in operation. To be part of this mission is not only an honor, it’s genuinely exciting.” A Richardson Scholar, Steve graduated from the Brooklyn Law School and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1997 and the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in 1999. He attended New York University, where he was a Trustee Scholar, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1993. Steve is originally from New York, and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with his lovely wife, Nikki.

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Programs

Program: Alumni (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
None
None

Program Description:

Alumni offers a wide range of programs and events designed for individuals’ needs during and beyond their hospital stay. The Alumni program offers assistance, communication, and camaraderie for injured service members as they continue life beyond injury. Throughout the year, Alumni activities include educational sessions, sporting, and social events.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Benefits Service (GuideStar Exchange,
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Category:
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None

Program Description:

Benefits Service ensures Alumni and their families have information and access not only to government benefits, but also to our full range of programs and the community resources necessary for successfully transitioning to life after injury. A key part of this program is support and education for Alumni and their family members.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: International Support (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
Population Served:
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Program Description:

International Support serves warriors at Germany’s Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) and Ramstein Air Base. We also support those in the Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB) in Europe by providing many of the same programs we offer in the U.S.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: WWP Packs (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
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None
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Program Description:

WWP Packs contain essential care and comfort items including clothing and toiletries; all designed to make wounded service members’ hospital or polytrauma center stay more comfortable. Transitional Care Packs, a smaller version, are sent directly downrange to provide immediate comfort during a wounded service member's relocation to a U.S. military trauma center. The Family Support Tote offers family members the immediate comfort, convenience, and information to provide physical and emotional solace during what can be a strenuous and exhausting period.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: WWP Resource Center (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
None
None

Program Description:

WWP Resource Center responds to specific internal and external resource requests and proactively reaches out to Alumni and their family members to engage them in available programs and services.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Peer Support (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
Population Served:
Military/Veterans
None
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Program Description:

Peer Support is often the most positive influence during a wounded service member's initial recovery. Through the friendship and understanding of a fellow Alumni, the newly injured know someone who has traveled before them on the same rocky road. WWP Peer Mentors are trained to be resources and listeners who can share their understanding and perspective with Alumni and their family members.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Combat Stress Recovery Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
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Military/Veterans
None
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Program Description:

Combat Stress Recovery Program addresses mental health needs of injured service members and the key issues linked to combat stress including stigma and access to care. These signature, yet invisible, injuries are addressed through innovative programming and therapeutic options for the stages of the readjustment process.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Project Odyssey® (GuideStar Exchange,
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None
None

Program Description:

Project Odyssey® uses the healing power of nature, along with support from mental health professionals and staff, to help wounded service members gain perspective on life through outdoor activities and retreats.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Restore Warriors® (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Restore Warriors® (restorewarriors.org) is a website for warriors and families looking for information and practical advice about living with combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Caregiver Support (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
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Military/Veterans
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None

Program Description:

Caregiver Support reaches out to the family members who suddenly find they are serving as full-time supporters or caregivers. WWP understands when a warrior faces challenges, the family experiences those challenges along with the warrior.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Independence Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Independence Program is for warriors who depend on their families due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal-cord injury, or other neurological conditions. This program offers support and training for warriors to engage in activities, including social and recreational, wellness, education, volunteer work, and other living skills.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Long-term Support Trust (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
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Military/Veterans
None
None

Program Description:

The Long-Term Support Trust was developed to ensure services including life-skills training, home care, transportation, and additional resources remain available to the severely wounded who, upon the loss of their caregiver, is at risk for institutionalization. The goal is to empower each warrior to live independently as possible, with the highest quality of life and the finest, most compassionate care.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Physical Health & Wellness (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
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Category:
Military & Veterans
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Military/Veterans
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None

Program Description:

Physical Health & Wellness programs optimize the physical and psychological well-being of Alumni through comprehensive recreation and sports programs, physical rehabilitation, and nutrition programs. The program serves all Alumni including those with amputations, spinal cord injuries, burns, visual impairments, TBI, PTSD, and other cognitive or mental health conditions.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Soldier Ride® (GuideStar Exchange,
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None

Program Description:

Soldier Ride® is an initiative that provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country to help Alumni restore their physical and emotional well-being.

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Program Success Monitored by:

In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: TRACK™ (GuideStar Exchange,
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Military/Veterans
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None

Program Description:

TRACK™ is the first whole-life approach to education for Alumni. This one-year program focuses on academic and vocational needs, including the ability to earn up to 24 credit hours at a local college, health and wellness training, and individualized performance and goal-setting training.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Transition Training Academy™ (GuideStar Exchange,
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September 2014)

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Transition Training Academy™ (TTA) provides the opportunity for WWP Alumni to learn valuable information technology (IT) career skills with future employment opportunities. TTA has perfected a unique, blended learning environment designed expressly for wounded service members, and allows WWP Alumni to explore the IT field as a career.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Warriors to Work™ (GuideStar Exchange,
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September 2014)

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Warriors to Work™ provides career guidance and support services to wounded service members interested in transitioning to the civilian workforce. Warriors to Work specialists assist Alumni with individualized goal setting, building an effective resume, preparing for an interview, networking, access to internships, and assistance with job placement.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Education Services (GuideStar Exchange,
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September 2014)

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Military & Veterans
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Education Services provides outreach, information, and self-advocacy skills training to Alumni interested in attending or returning to school or who need support while in school. WWP also provides information and resources to help colleges, universities, and vocational programs support, accommodate, and retain student warriors.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Policy & Government Affairs (GuideStar Exchange,
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September 2014)

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Military & Veterans
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Policy & Government Affairs provides a voice to the thousands of wounded service members we represent at the Federal level. WWP creates, advocates for, and helps to implement legislation that will maintain wounded service members and their families far into the future and keep them informed about changes in laws and programs that will impact them.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Program: Community Integration Grants (GuideStar Exchange,
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September 2014)

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Category:
Military & Veterans
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Community Integration Grants provide grants to organizations dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors. By providing these grants, WWP is able to increase the breadth and scope of programs and services offered to wounded service members while continuing to reach out on a local level.

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In 2010, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) began conducting an annual WWP Alumni survey. We work with two outside organizations — RAND and Westat — to collect and analyze the survey results. WWP plans to conduct this survey over a five-year period (2010-2014) to establish baseline data and identify trends among Alumni, compare outcomes to members of other military populations, and measure the impact of WWP services and programs. The information gathered from this survey is critical for fulfilling our mission of providing programs that honor and empower Wounded Warriors. Based on the trends in feedback so far, WWP has refined existing programs and developed new initiatives to better serve wounded service members and their families.

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Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has a simple, yet vital, mission: to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The organization began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a desire to provide comfort items to wounded service members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center has grown into a holistic rehabilitative effort to assist warriors with visible and unseen wounds as they recover and transition back to civilian life. Known for identifying gaps in service and innovating unique programs to fill those gaps, WWP serves tens of thousands of Wounded Warriors, family members, and caregivers each year. Currently over 1.4 million servicemen and women have deployed overseas. As the military conflicts draw down, many service members will leave the military and come home to serious issues affecting their entire family. As the number of those in need increases, WWP promises to be there for this generation of wounded veterans – no matter what their need – for a lifetime.
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Evidence of Impact

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In the past 6 years, WWP has made the commitment and has succeeded at taking care of this generation's wounded. They are addressing all aspects of a wounded warrior's recovery with the motto of healing the "mind, body and spirit". Their programming includes benefit counseling, employment and higher education assistance, mental health programs to deal with effects of PTSD with not only the warrior but the caregiver as well, advocacy and health and wellness. There are over 30,000 wounded warriors in our country and WWP has make a huge impact on making sure our wounded get the care and support they need. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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WWP has the ability to react quickly to the needs of the wounded warrior, they pride themselves in not having any "red tape". The organization brings awareness to the needs of the wounded warrior so Congress and communities alike know how to help our wounded. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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They started out as a grassroots non-profit 5 years ago and are now a $40 million organization, so they need to make sure they continue to stay lean and have the ability to react to the warrior's needs quickly. Nonprofit Senior Staff
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