For Immediate Release


Jordan Barrish

National Military Family Association Receives Grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation

July 7, 2015

Grant Will Help Conduct Research on Best Ways to help the Caregiver Community

Alexandria, VA – The National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to strengthen and protect military families, is proud to announce that they have received a grant from the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) to bring together public agencies, private organizations and the caregiver community to identify best practices for successful outreach to the vulnerable wounded population and to learn how to connect the families of the wounded to available services.

“This grant honors NMFA's legacy of providing Operation Purple® family programs since 2008 - with lessons learned - and recognizes our expertise in leading this collaborative effort to better serve deserving families,” said Joyce Raezer, National Military Family Association, Executive Director.

BWF works to ensure injured veterans and their families are thriving long after they return home. The team at BWF navigates the maze of over 46,000 nonprofit organizations to find and fund innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work.

Receiving a grant from BWF is an honor that recognizes the dedication, focus and effectiveness of NMFA’s staff, volunteers and supporters. As a grant recipient, NMFA joins the Bob Woodruff Foundation grantee network, a collaboration of top-tier programs and advocates working to help our heroes on the homefront.

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About the Bob Woodruff Foundation

The Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) is the nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans and their families thrive long after they return home. A national organization with grassroots reach, the Bob Woodruff Foundation complements the work of the federal government—diligently navigating the maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits providing services to veterans—to find, fund and shape innovative programs and hold them accountable for results. To date, BWF has invested more than $28 million in solutions, reaching more than 2 million service members, support personnel, veterans and their families. The Bob Woodruff Foundation was co-founded in 2006 by award-winning ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and his family, whose experiences inspired them to help make sure the nation’s heroes have access to the highest level of support and resources they deserve, for as long as they need them. For more information about the Bob Woodruff Foundation, visit

About the National Military Family Association

The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the families who stand behind the uniform. Since 1969, NMFA has worked to strengthen and protect millions of families through its advocacy and programs. They provide spouse scholarships, camps for military kids, and retreats for families reconnecting after deployment and for the families of the wounded, ill, or injured. NMFA serves the families of the currently serving, retired, wounded or fallen members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Commissioned Corps of the USPHS and NOAA. To get involved or to learn more, visit

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