Semper Fi Fund

Below is additional information about the Semper Fi Fund:

WHO THEY ARE:
The Semper Fi Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and its program America's Fund, are set up to provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. 
 
The Semper Fi Fund was created by a group of Marine Corps spouses nine years ago, and those same women run the Fund today alongside other spouses from all services branches, retired service members, all of whom intimately know the needs of military families.

HOW THEY 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, Rehabilitative Sports programs, and more.

WHO THEY 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 (PTS), burns, blindness, other physical injuries, or those suffering from life-threatening illnesses. They also help spouses and children of active duty service members who face a life threatening illness or injury.

HOW THEY ARE UNIQUE:
The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from Watch Dog groups: A+ from Charity Watch for the second year, and they are one of only three veteran nonprofits to receive this rating the last two reports; 4 stars from Charity Navigator for five consecutive years. They maintain an extremely low overhead - 6%-  and provide rapid assistance with no red tape.

FUNDING:
The Semper Fi Fund relies completely on donations from generous individuals, corporations, foundations, and community groups. In an effort to keep  fundraising and administrative costs low, they do not receive government funding or use direct mail campaigns.  Communities across the country host fundraising and awareness events for their mission, both big and small: golf tournaments, motorcycle poker runs, 5/10K races, dinners, and contests - whatever their passion may be. They are members of the Combined Federal Campaign, through which federal, civilian, postal, and military donors can support us.
 
Since established in 2004, the Semper Fi Fund has issued more than 69,000 grants, totaling close to $88 million in assistance to over 11,000 military personnel and their families.