A: We are working to give Corporations, Foundations and donors the transparency and information lacking today. With over 40,000 organizations claiming to assist Veterans and/or our Wounded it is no wonder there is so much skepticism as to where the money goes today since the suicide rate among those who have returned home is growing. Aid is simply not getting to our Veterans and their families fast enough.
Brave Works doesn't want to duplicate efforts of other already existing Veteran charities -- we want to help the American public find the best so the money they donate is given to those with the best results or charities that are doing new cutting edge work that will have a dramatic impact on lowering today's Veteran suicide rate.
Brave Works is already vetting individuals and groups working on the new innovative approaches to help those suffering from PTS and TBI and then looking to see if there are already existing 501s that they could partner with to expand their programming to include these new successful techniques and medical advancements. In addition, Brave Works will be:- Working with well-respected CPA firms on quarterly reviews of 501(c)3s to ensure authentication of proper fund usage, distribution, transparency and accountability;
- Giving financial support to effective, well-managed 501(c)3 programs which have geographic reach to ensure the full range of needs of the Wounded are being addressed, particularly those returning to rural areas and small towns;
- Serving as the fundraising for support of 501(c)3 organizations caring for our Wounded and their families. This reduces the wasteful fragmentation of funding and also reduces donor confusion by Brave Works providing a high standard of assurance that donations will be used to fund quality programs and services.
Unfortunately, the military doesn't keep stats on affects to spouses, children and other family members when their loved one serving comes back severely Wounded or suffering from TBI and PTS. But one need only look at the high suicide rate of Veterans today and the spiraling out of control number of divorces to know this number is high.
A: 501s must meet the following requirements (and others):
- Providing adaptive housing and/or vehicles to severely-injured Veterans;
There will be a matrix for qualification. For example,
- Brave Works contribution, when combined with the existing 501c's resources, must fund the entire program's expansion cost. In addition, Brave Works will seek out relationships where we believe the non-profit has the capability necessary to increase their own fundraising and thereby reduce the non-profit’s dependency on Brave Work's funding over the next 12 to 24 months.
No doubt about it -- this is a HUGE job. Our Congress and other 501(c)3 non-profits are doing their best to help meet the needs of our Wounded but after hundreds of hours in conversations with the Wounded, spending over 5 years researching what our Wounded have told us is missing in programs for them -- and the complexity of trying to figure who is doing what -- we've discovered there is still a great number of needs that simply aren't being addressed. The recent Veteran Administration problems confirms our findings. Brave Works wants to help close that void.
For information on Partnership costs, please contact Ann Stone or Kirk Lininger at 833-272-8395 or email us at: email@example.com
Individual Partners are more than welcome! For information on being a Brave Works Program Partner, please contact Ann Stone or Kirk Lininger at 833-272-8395 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are more than willing to work out a donation payment schedule to accommodate your needs. Call our office at 833-272-8395 and ask for Ann Stone and mention you'd like to be a Title or National Partner to Brave Works' Brave Works™ program.
Depending on the Partnership level of your contribution, we'll be happy to help to work our ads to include the name of your loved one. Give us a call and let's discuss what you'd like said on the air or in our ad.
Of course! We'd be happy to work out the details of your Partnership and the individual you'd like to honor or remember. Eventually Brave Works will have a Wall of Honor on our website. Anyone who donates $50 or more to help underwrite our programs will have their name listed and the name of anyone they want to honor and it will remain on our website into perpetuity.