The mission of the Purple Heart Service Foundation is to enhance the quality of life of Purple Heart recipients and other honorably discharged veterans and their families.

The Purple Heart Foundation

Through the generosity of donations, including financial gifts, vehicle and clothing donations, and from a variety of Partnerships with veteran-owned and veteran-friendly organizations, the Foundation works to:

  • Provide critical assistance grants to honorably discharged veterans facing financial hardship. 
  • Offer academic scholarships, including our V-School Scholarships for vocational school education.
  • Provide funding for the training of service dogs that are paired with combat-wounded veterans.
  • Fund grants in support of mental health programs and initiatives that make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

The Purple Heart is the military’s oldest award and was created by General George Washington in 1782 as a Badge of Military Merit to recognize heroic acts by his troops.

Since 1957, the Purple Heart Service Foundation has seen it as its patriotic duty to be a beacon of hope and support for those who have given so much of themselves in service to their country.

We can only do that with the support and generosity of others, and we offer several ways for individuals and businesses to honor the sacrifices so many men and women made to protect the life and liberty we enjoy today as U.S. citizens.

To learn more about our service offering, click here. To offer your support to those we serve, click here.

 Read excerpts from letters by veterans who have received life-changing Purple Heart Foundation Critical Assistance Grants.