If you’ve spent any time in the military, you’ve heard of the Green Berets. These select few are the best of the best. They are some of the most physically fit, mentally tough, and technically and tactically proficient Soldiers the Army has to offer.
But there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of the Green Beret Foundation. This is a non-profit, charity group designed to help injured and wounded Green Berets and family members. The mission of this non-profit group is as follows: “The Green Beret Foundation is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization that provides unconventional resources to facilitate the special needs of our wounded, ill and injured Green Berets and Green Beret Gold Star families. The GBF imparts unique support to the Special Forces Community in order to strengthen readiness and uphold Green Beret traditions and values.”
Source: Green Beret Foundation Website
About the Green Beret Foundation
Here are some neat things about the Green Beret Foundation:
- They support Active Duty and National Guard Soldiers alike
- It started in 2009
- They’ve helped hundreds of injured, wounded and ill Green Berets since it started
- More than 85% of all donations goes directly to the Green Berets
- The CFC Number is 64397
- They focus on Green Berets injured after 9/11
- No one on the Board of Directors is paid
Neat Things About the Green Berets
Here are a few neat things about the Green Berets that you might not know.
- The Green Beret may only be worn by Soldiers who have earned the Special Forces Tab
- The beret was unofficially adopted in 1954
- The berets were banned in 1956 and then officially reinstated in 1961
- The “Green Berets” is the official nickname of the U.S. Army Special Forces
Green Beret Foundation Videos
The Green Beret Foundation is a great non-profit group designed to help injured, wounded and ill Green Berets. If you are passionate about helping veterans I highly suggest you consider donation money or time to help this great organization. I’m sure all the veterans would appreciate it.
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5 thoughts on “The Green Beret Foundation Review”
I didn’t know about this organization either. I’m glad I do know. I will support it in any way I can.
I have a ton of respect for Green Berets and all of the special forces.
They are a special breed.
There are parts about this foundation that make me smile with extreme happiness. The main one is the board members are not paid. With so many different foundations in today’s world, we as people truly need to be careful what organizations we are giving to. So many of the organizations out there are barely giving anything to the true cause they built their foundation around. There is one I found ( I won’t mention their name as to not give them any publicity) that only 1/2 of 1% of the money donated goes to the cause. All the rest lines the pockets of the people who started it. I am glad to hear of the Green beret Foundation. May they keep going strong!
It’s definitely smart to see what the breakdown is before you donate money. Any organization that doesn’t share at least 80% of what it receives in donations (in my opinion) doesn’t do a very good job!
I had no idea this organization existed, but I’m glad to know that it does. Special operators are by their nature low-profile, and so much of what they do is behind the scenes, so they don’t get the widespread recognition that rank-and-file service members tend to receive. It’s a special charity for a special group of Soldiers.
It’s great to see that a charitable organization like the Green Beret Foundation exists. It takes a special kind of person to make the cut as a Green Beret and it’s good to know if someone were to become injured or ill while serving in that role there’s support for the soldier and his family. I’m sure these soldiers would continue to serve with or without the support, but it still offers a little peace of mind to know this sort of support exists for veterans and active duty soldiers alike.