One of the major goals of Beyond Battle is to expose a variety of different veteran service organizations, that are doing incredible work for the community whilst being financially responsible. Below, we have compiled a list of the charities and organizations that we have come across so far in our different interviews. Click on the picture to visit the organization's website!
“Bottle Breacher is one of the fastest growing Veteran Owned and Operated businesses in Arizona. Former Navy SEAL, Eli Crane, and his wife Jen brought to Shark Tank their sole product of the recycled, authentic decommissioned .50 caliber Bottle Breacher, manufactured in a one car garage. Having enticed Sharks’ Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary to invest, today we feature an ever expanding product line serving customers both domestically and internationally.
We aim to provide the best handcrafted, personalized man-gifts, groomsman gifts and corporate/promotional products on the market. Our mantra is built on our Made in the USA promise driven by the belief that it is our duty to serve those who serve us. With our success, we donated to over 200 non-profits in the last year alone, providing us the opportunity to support Military Veterans, Active Military Personnel, First Responders, Children’s Foundations and various other non-profits.”
To see our interview with Eli, click here
The EOD Warrior Foundation (EODWF) serves the EOD community by providing financial assistance and support to active-duty and veteran wounded, injured or ill EOD warriors, families of our wounded and fallen EOD warriors and by maintaining the EOD Memorial.
To see our interview with Nicole Motsek, click here
"Throughout his life, Charlie embodied the essence of family, extending that sense of being and
belonging to his friends and fellow Navy SEALS. Now we honor his life and legacy by keeping
families strong as loved ones answer the call to service.
Providing support immediately before, during, and after Navy SEAL deployments, the goal of
the Charles H. Keating IV Foundation is to research, develop, and implement evidence-based
solutions to maintain family unity while improving the transition from Front Lines to Home Front."
To see our interview with Brooke and Charlie Keating III, click here
"The Marine Raider Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides benevolent support to active duty and medically retired MARSOC Raiders and their families, as well as to the families of Raiders who have lost their lives in service to our Nation. Since standing up in May of 2012, the Marine Raider Foundation has provided over $2.1 million in support to MARSOC Marines, Sailors and their families. The Foundation aims to meet needs unmet by the government with an emphasis on building personal and family resiliency and supporting the full reintegration of MARSOC personnel following wounds, injuries and extended deployments."
To see our interview with Andrew Christian, click here
"Ranger Road is a nonprofit charity providing veterans the necessary tools to be successful during the crucial transition from military to civilian life. It was founded by Army Ranger, MMA fighter and Police Officer, Mikhail Venikov. Ranger Road believes the bond and camaraderie created in the military is truly special and an experience only those who have served are able to grasp an understanding of.
By pushing towards lasting solutions that bring veterans with and without disabilities together with civilians, we can be part of a community and support system that thrives on community involvement, physical and emotional wellness. The activities and programs developed have been proven to help veterans handle stress, lower rates of anxiety and depression, and improve the overall wellness of the veterans."
To see our interview with Marcuss Hernandez, click here
"We are a year-round local source for high quality hay and alfalfa, as well as, an all-natural cow-calf operation, all grown locally in VA. Through hard work, trusting partnerships, quality product and innovative marketing strategies, we are able to educate our community and our nation's warriors about the benefits of harvesting your own food. We seek to achieve these goals for the community while providing fulfilling and sustainable careers in farming for Veterans transitioning from the military and civilians alike."
To see our interview with James Webb, click here
"The Naked Warrior Project was started by Navy SEAL, John Owens. John started The Naked Warrior Project to memorialize his brother Ryan, also a Navy SEAL, who was killed in combat in Yemen on January 29, 2017. John sat with the decision for some time of what to do to keep Ryan’s legacy alive. He knew he wanted to see Ryan have a memorial to show just how extraordinary he was and what he had accomplished. He also knew that a local run would be the way to accomplish it. The Owens family as a whole had a long standing tradition of running together in races and recording the outcomes on a family trophy. John created the Ryan Owens Memorial Run for his family and as a way to create a legacy he knew Ryan would want.
The proceeds from the Ryan Owens Memorial Run will go to building a statue in South Florida to bring Ryan home to his family, friends, and community"
To see our interview with John Owens, click here
"We are an all-volunteer, veteran-run non-profit organization dedicated to providing immediate post-mishap support for the Navy and Marine Corps Aviation community and their families. In addition to providing immediate support, we are also proud to ensure our fallen heroes are never forgotten and the loved ones they leave behind are always supported."
To see our interview with Jack Guevara, click here
"A veteran nonprofit that provides urgently needed resources and lifetime support for combat wounded, critically ill and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families."
To see our interview with Brian McPherson, click here
One More Wave, a non-profit, whose mission is to "provide wounded or disabled veterans access to surfing by providing them with customized surfing equipment and assistance."
To see our interview with Kyle Buckett, click here
The COMMIT Foundation is changing the way Veterans and the private sector think about military transition. We assist America’s Veterans in finding purpose as they transition from military careers to civilian life.
To see our interview with Anne Meree Craig, click here
"At Operation Combat Bikesaver we build bikes with Heroes for Heroes. At no cost to the participant and they get to keep the finished products. We believe that breathing new life into tarnished motorcycles by honing in on learned skill sets will relinquish the deafening grasp PTSD / TBI / Depression has on Veterans and First Responders. By creating distinctive works of art, those candidates can give back to others suffering in a brotherhood of unity, targeting relief to the chaos of one's own mind."
To see our interview with Jason Zaideman, click here
The STATION exists to guide our warriors home after combat, restoring family and community relationships. We believe that in order for service members to successfully transition we must meet them on their journey and guide them home in a manner that aligns with their values and culture.
To see our interview with Kevin Stacy, click here
Got Your 6 facilitates collaboration amongst the campaign’s many partners, because widespread social change is best achieved through collective impact.
Through entertainment industry partners, Got Your 6 works to normalize the depictions of veterans on film and television to dispel common myths about the veteran population. Through nonprofit and government partners, Got Your 6 ensures successful veteran reintegration and empowers veterans to lead here at home.
Together, Got Your 6 and its partners are shifting public perceptions so that veterans’ leadership and skills are recognized and utilized at home to strengthen communities.
To see our interview with Matt Mabe, click here
The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers compassionate care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one. Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.
To see our interview with Matt Mabe, click here
To create peaceful, forward-thinking opportunities for self-determined entrepreneurs affected by conflict. Our willingness to take bold risks, community connection, and distinct designs communicate, "Business, Not Bullets"--flipping the view on how wars are won. Through persistence, respect, and creativity, we empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade.
BE A MINDFUL LEADER. MANUFACTURE PEACE THROUGH TRADE. THIS MISSION IS DRIVEN BY YOU.
To see our interview with Matt Griffin, click here
"If Not Me, Then Who..."
On April 29, 2007, Travis Manion was killed by an enemy sniper while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) exists to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served and continue to serve our nation.
Travis' words before leaving for his final deployment to Iraq "If Not Me, Then Who..." are a constant reminder for all of us to live with character and put other people's interests before our own.
To see our interview with Hugo Lentze, click here
We are a Veterans Support Organization comprised of past, present and legacy members who have served, are presently serving or, who strive to serve in the Naval Special Warfare community. This includes Amphibious Scouts and Raiders, Naval Combat Demolition Units, OSS Maritime Division, Underwater Demolition Teams, SEAL Teams, SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team and other Naval Special Warfare specific commands.
Why do we exist?
We exist to unite all active duty, veteran and retired personnel who are serving, or, have served in Naval Special Warfare and to inspire and encourage service in Naval Special Warfare. Additionally, we support the health and welfare of all members and their families.
To see our interview with David Morrison, click here
The R&S Foundation focuses its resources on emergency financial funding, professional development, career mentoring, and active network building. By partnering with former Veterans Affairs employees, veteran employment NPOs, corporations and individuals, we are able to provide accepted veteran applicants with a supporting infrastructure that accelerates their transition home. Additionally, we have an active network of over 1,000 Recon Marines, Marine Raiders, and Scout Snipers that our applicants can lean on to rekindle the brotherhood they left after service. For many veterans, losing connection to their teammates after service creates a void in their lives, and acts as an initial barrier to a successful transition home. Our network of Recon Marines, Marine Raiders, and Scout Snipers spans the country, and our members can help accepted veterans surmount the obstacles precluding them from a successful transition – empowering them to achieve excellence once again.
To see our interview with John Brown, click here
That Others May Live Foundation provides critical support, scholarships, and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severely wounded in operational or training missions.
To see our interview with Rose Duval, click here
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others.
The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts.
To see our interview with John Van Horn, click here
The LT Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation was started in 2007 by Michael’s parents Dan and Maureen and Michael’s brother John. Michael was an avid reader and felt that education was key, in fact his favorite saying was “Education will set you free”. That is why the Murphy Family used their own funds to start the Foundation.
The Foundation Board started with Family and now seats nine members consisting of Dan, Maureen and John Murphy as well as other close family and friends committed to keeping Michael’s life, service, sacrifice and legacy alive as well as that of his SEAL teammates.
To see our interview with Daniel Murphy, click here
During his recovery at the U.S. Army’s flagship hospital, Walter Reed, Travis found a passion for inspiring fellow wounded servicemen and women. While at Walter Reed, Travis consistently toured the facility seeking opportunities to encourage and spend time with fellow wounded soldiers and their families. For this service, Travis quickly earned the nickname, the “Mayor,” at Walter Reed.
To carry on his passion, Travis Mills founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans and their families. Travis continues to inspire wounded servicemen, women and their families by showing them they can overcome their physical obstacles and emotional challenges and find purpose by staying the course through their recovery and beyond.
To see our interview with Travis Mills, click here
To facilitate a successful transition for Army Ranger veterans from active military service to a civilian life filled with hope and purpose. RLTW!
The Darby Project is a network of networks that synchronizes the efforts of veteran support organizations to lead revolutionary transition services for the elite Army Rangers! We are not waiting for the next war to figure this out.
To see our interview with Bryce Mahoney, click here
Our mission is to answer the call of the Green Berets and their families so that they can succeed in their next mission.
To see our interview with David Morris, click here
America’s Mighty Warriors focuses on the following programs to help warriors and their families get access to the support they deserve: Gold Star Respite Program, Troop Advocacy Program, Helping Heroes Heal Program, Random Acts of Kindness Program.
To see our interview with Debbie Lee, click here
Our nation's warriors - from every field of battle - possess a sense of strength, of excellence, and of commitment that we seldom see here at home. However, far too many of them are struggling to transition their abilities towards a new mission - leading themselves, their families, and their communities off the field. MVP was designed to address this challenge, and ensure that all of our nation's warriors can be as productive off the field as they were on it.
To see our interview with Nate Boyer, click here
22KILL works to raise awareness to the veteran suicide epidemic that is plaguing our country, and educate the public on PTS and other mental health issues. 22KILL also partners with other organizations nationwide to be able to provide a variety of programs and resources for veterans and first responders. These programs include traditional and non-traditional forms of therapy for both mental and physical health, with the primary focus being suicide prevention through empowerment.
To see our interview with Nate Boyer, click here
The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.
To see our interview with Dia Beshara, click here
Disabled Sports USA’s mission is to provide national leadership and opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in community sports, recreation and educational programs.
Every day, we work hard to pursue our vision that “every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation in their community.”
To see our interview with Kirk Bauer, click here
The core focus of GallantFew is one-on-one mentoring by a veteran with a veteran. We share lessons learned on active duty, but traditional transition doesn’t share transition lessons learned. We want to change that, and we want to prevent veterans from becoming isolated and frustrated. You may feel that your thoughts, feelings and emotions are unique to you, but they aren’t.
To see our interview with Clarence Matthews, click here