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3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation

Helping Marine Wounded Warriors of Every Generation

aka 3/11 Foundation   |   San Antonio, TX   |  https://3-11marines.org

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Mission

The mission of the 3/11 Foundation is to aid wounded Marines; to continue to support the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC); and to seek additional opportunities to help wounded Marines of every generation. Marine Wounded Warriors are defined as combat and non-combat wounded, ill, and injured Marines; Sailors attached to Marine units; and their family members.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Board of Directors voted to approve a 3-Year Strategic Plan at the Annual Meeting of the 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation held in San Diego in conjunction with the Battery Adjust XVII Reunion of the Marine Artillery Association. The Annual Meeting took place at 4 PM PDT on Friday, 15 September 2023, at the Holiday Inn San Diego – Bayside, 4875 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92106. In addition to the Board Directors and Advisors, five donors and supporters attended.

Ruling year info

2014

President

MGySgt Woodrow (Woody) Hall

Main address

106 Wellesley Wood

San Antonio, TX 78231 USA

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Formerly known as

3/11 Marines Foundation

EIN

46-4240572

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (R12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation’s focus is to aid and support the Marines (and Sailors who have served with Marine units) attached to the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and their families. These Marines are combat wounded, seriously ill, or they have been injured in the line of duty. Their families often have to move to San Antonio to be near them while they are hospitalized or to be with them if they are being treated as outpatients. The 3/11 Foundation supports activities to improve the environment of the Marine Wounded Warriors and their families from the time the Marines arrive at SAMMC to the time they are discharged or returned to active duty. The second focus is to reduce suicide in the above population. Accordingly, the Foundation has created a Suicide Prevention Committee and program in affiliation with the FOCUS Marines Foundation and the Marine Artillery Association.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment Support

Through this program, the 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation has improved the environment of Marine Wounded Warriors at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) and helped them and their families during their treatment and recuperation. The Foundation has recognized the service of every individual at the time of his or her discharge. The Foundation also created a permanent memorial at the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment aboard SAMMC to honor those who died while there or after they were discharged.

Population(s) Served

The Suicide Prevention Program was established to look for ways the 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation can help prevent suicide among Marine Wounded Warriors of every generation. The Suicide Prevention Committee, chaired by Dr. Barry Wortham, has adopted established guidelines for addressing the issue. To further assist Marine Wounded Warriors struggling with mental health issues and/or transitioning back into the civilian sector, the 3/11 Foundation has formed an alliance with FOCUS Marine Foundation. The 3/11 Foundation has also joined the Texas Suicide Prevention Council, a network of over 140 organizations that support the use of evidence-based, best practices that promote the public health approach to suicide prevention for the State of Texas.

Population(s) Served
Military personnel
Military personnel

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

FOCUS Marines Foundation 2023

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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In order to better fulfill our mission to serve Marine Wounded Warriors, their families, and other Marines in need, the 3/11 Foundation aims to use existing funds to provide whatever is needed to make the Marine Wounded Warriors’ time at SAMMC more comfortable. At the same time, the Foundation supports their families in crisis situations, by providing temporary housing and food, and in an ongoing manner through holiday banquets and other activities until their Marine Wounded Warriors are discharged or returned to active duty. With additional funds, the Foundation will be able to help Marine Wounded Warriors of every generation when made aware of their needs.

An additional goal is to reduce suicide in the above population.

The 3/11 Foundation has created a secure website and is working to draw more donors to the site through Key Words, tools like “Get Found,” etc. The Foundation also created a Facebook page and plans to use other social media like Instagram to give the Foundation exposure to a broader population. The Board of Directors hands out business cards that include the Foundation’s mission on the back, and we created a brochure to send to corporate donors, to non-profits that offer grants, and to individual donors. We publish a newsletter twice a year to reach Marines of every generation, and we partner with FOCUS Marines Foundation to help at-risk Marines and Sailors get treatment during FOCUS' quarterly programs.

The 3/11 Foundation has an outstanding pro-bono Webmaster who continues to improve our website; an active, pro-bono Board of Directors and Advisors; a generous Marine Artillery Association (formerly 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Association) that continues to support the 3/11 Foundation through donations; and no paid staff. Therefore, the Foundation has very little overhead except when it is necessary to engage a CPA. We are free to be creative and to find new ways to grow the Foundation.

Even before the 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation became a 501(c)(3) in October 2013, the 3/11 Association that established the Foundation provided a golf cart for the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) to transport Marine Wounded Warriors to and from their appointments at Brooke Army Medical Center and at the Intrepid Center and other rehab facilities in a timely manner. The Foundation’s current Treasurer, who lives in San Antonio, provided shadow boxes at her own expense to recuperated Marines prior to their discharge, making them feel special rather than having them leave the Marine Corps with just their discharge papers in hand.
After the Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3), we continued to provide shadow boxes, as well as useful items such as a microwave and other kitchen items for the Marine Wounded Warriors to use in the Detachment Annex. The Foundation also provided meals for the Marines’ families upon arrival in San Antonio and created special events such as Thanksgiving dinners and Easter celebrations for the families and Marine Wounded Warriors during their recuperation and recovery. The Foundation’s mission was most dramatically demonstrated following a serious accident at Camp Pendleton in which several Marines were seriously burned and evacuated to Brooke Army Medical Center at SAMMC for treatment. During this crucial time, the 3/11 Foundation welcomed the families and provided them food and temporary housing when they arrived in San Antonio.
The Foundation also partnered with another non-profit to provide a playscape at the Detachment Annex for the children of the Marine Wounded Warriors, as well as a barbecue grill for the Marines and families to use. In 2019, the Foundation purchased a second golf cart to replace the aging one from 2011 to transport Marine Wounded Warriors to and from their appointments. After a severe storm damaged all of the trees that previously provided cover for the outdoor pavilion, it became exposed and unusable in summer and inclement weather. The Foundation raised funds to provide a canopy over the picnic tables and grill so the pavilion can now be used in hot and inclement weather. In May 2013, the Foundation created a permanent Memorial at the Wounded Warrior Detachment at SAMMC to honor the Marines and Sailors who died while in treatment there or subsequently. The Foundation has also formed a Suicide Prevention Committee that has established an affiliation with FOCUS Marines Foundation to help at-risk Marines and Sailors.

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3d Battalion, 11th Marines (3/11) Foundation

Board of directors
as of 09/20/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

MGySgt Woodrow (Woody) Hall

Retired

Term: 2021 - 2024

Charles K. Ables

Retired Marine and EA; Co-Founder A2Z BOOKEEPING TAX SERVICE, INC

Stephen Battle

Retired Firefighter; Marine Veteran

Sara Kliewer

Retired Entrepreneur; Marine Widow

Nanci L. Visser

Retired Marine

Woodrow Hall

Retired Marine

Barry Wortham

M.D.

Joni Madolora

Retired Teacher and School Administrator

John Patrick McConnaughay

Webmaster

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/20/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability