SPECIAL FORCES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Fayetteville, NC   |  www.sfscholarshipfund.org

Mission

We award merit scholarships to the children of Special Forces Soldiers in recognition of their service and the sacrifices of their families.

Ruling year info

2011

President

Steve Mannell

Main address

P.O. Box 1509

Fayetteville, NC 28302 USA

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EIN

27-5458794

NTEE code info

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United States Army Special Forces – the Green Berets – constitute our Nation’s single largest special operations force. The families of these Green Berets, especially the children, bear a heavy burden. They, too, serve this nation while their Soldiers deploy repeatedly into harm’s way - doing the work they love. We recognize the service of Green Beret families by awarding merit-based post secondary educational scholarships to the daughters and sons of current and veteran U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers. This is the only organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships to the children of Green Berets.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scholarships

The Special Forces Scholarship Fund (SFSF) recognizes the service of Green Beret families by awarding merit-based post secondary educational scholarships to the daughters and sons of current and veteran Special Forces Soldiers. This is the only organization whose sole purpose is to provide scholarships to the children of Special Forces.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Veterans
Students

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Veterans

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We will improve access to education for Special Forces families by increasing the total dollar amount of scholarships awarded annually.

Number of academic scholarships awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Veterans

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We will improve access to education for Special Forces families by increasing the total number of scholarships awarded annually.

Average grant amount

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Students, Veterans

Related Program

Scholarships

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We will improve access to education for Special Forces families by increasing the total dollar amount and number of scholarships awarded, subject to a target scholarship size of $2,000 per year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Special Forces Scholarship Fund will grow its capacity to support the children of Special Forces each year.

We will accomplish our mission by maintaining a passionate volunteer cadre that works tirelessly to build a community of stakeholders that share our belief in our mission.

We maintain a volunteer cadre geographically located near each of the seven Special Forces Groups, which gives us unique insights into the current needs of our beneficiaries. Our directors have all served honorably in Special Forces.

We have awarded an increasing number of scholarships over time. As of 2019, we have awarded a total of 903 scholarships with an average value of about $2,000 each.

Financials

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SPECIAL FORCES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Steve Mannell

Steve Mannell

Henry Eisenbarth

Rick Thomas

Chris Spence

Shawn Davis

Gary Bloomberg

John Larch

Terry Peters

Tony Martin

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/04/2021

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.