We would like to honor one of charities on this Memorial Day weekend. The Semper Fi Fund.
Following is the basic information about The Semper Fi Fund.
Our Mission is crucial. Our duty is clear.
The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post-9/
11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since establishing the Semper Fi Fund in 2004, we’ve issued 137,000 grants, totaling more than $148 million in assistance to over 18,500 of our heroes and their families.
Who We Are
The Semper Fi Fund was created by a group of Marine Corps spouses in early 2004, and those same women run the Fund today alongside other spouses from all service branches and retired service members, all of whom intimately know the needs of our military families. We have been by our injured and ill service members' sides from day one, helping them as they navigate lengthy recoveries and rejoin their communities.
How We Help
Financial, emotional, and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families through the following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Sports programs, and more.
Who We Help
Qualifying post-9/11 Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, and reservists with amputations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury (TBI), severe post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. We also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life-threatening illness or injury.
How We Are Unique
The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watchdog groups: an A+ Top Rated Charity from CharityWatch – one of only two veteran nonprofits to receive this rating last year – and six consecutive “4-Stars” from Charity Navigator, an achievement attained by only 3% of rated charities.
We maintain an extremely low overhead; since our inception, our overhead has averaged only 6% of revenue, and we provide rapid assistance with no red tape.
The basic ideal that drives our efforts is simple: for as much as our heroes have sacrificed, they deserve the best care and support available in their hour of need. We are committed to being there at the time of injury or illness and for a lifetime if needed.