As 2023 draws to a close, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the generous donors, corporate partners, and supporters whose generosity has helped to fund over 1,440 years of college scholarships for the children of the nation’s fallen this year.

Donations from corporate partners, fundraising initiatives, trust organizations, and individual contributions make it such that the non-profit is able to continue its mission of serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service-related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The cumulative funds raised this year will provide a four-year college education to more than 360 scholars in the organization’s student pipeline. 25,000 dependents have been left behind by troops who have fallen in the line of duty over the past 35 years. There is no central repository of information from which to find these children, and many surviving families struggle to make ends meet. With the help of its donors, Children of Fallen Patriots has awarded over $74 million in support to more than 3,100 children, including 1,700 graduates since its inception in 2022.

Along with its charitable mission, the organization maintains the highest rating from the Better Business Bureau as an accredited charity, a Perfect Score on Charity Navigator, and a Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency. Less than 1% of charities receive a perfect score. Because of generous donations from its Board, nearly all organizational administrative and operational costs are covered such that 96% of third-party donations can be applied directly to program funding.

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