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Wounded Warrior and Military Families (W2MF) Endowment Fund

The Wounded Warrior and Military Families (W2MF) Endowment Fund was established to provide financial assistance for wounded warriors, veterans and military families through community-based programs and outreach assistance. For donation requests, the Alamo AFCEA Chapter maintains criteria and an approval process to qualify and register individual or community-based programs for Endowment grants. Each charity will undergo an initial vetting process to determine basic eligibility and 501(c)3 status. Any charity selected to receive donations on an annually-programmed basis will also undergo an annual status review.

Primary Categories of Focused Support:

  • Wounded Warriors
  • Veterans
  • Military Families
Alamo AFCEA utilizes an online contribution request process. To begin, please carefully read the qualifications and other considerations outlined below. If your organization qualifies, you may submit an Online Donation Request to begin the application process.

American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program - Contributions toward kitchen renovations and a new mobility-capable van for veterans

National Veterans Outreach
VETMotorSports - Hosted wounded veterans from the Austin and Houston, Texas areas for a Texas Spokes Sports Car Club autocross driving event in Austin.

VETMotorSports
Blue Skies Warrior Weekend to Remember - Sponsored a Gold Star family for a 4-day bonding and healing retreat with Purple Heart recipients and other Gold Star families

Blue Skies Warrior Weekend to Remember
Service Dogs, Inc. - Provided mobility service dog training funding in support of an Air Force veteran

Service Dogs, Inc.
Operation Homefront--Hearts of Valor Program - Provided respite care and retreat to local wounded veteran caregivers

Operation Homefront-Hearts of Valor Program
University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Military Families - Funds for Exceptional Family Member military management certifications for military parents

University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Military Families
Warriors Heart - Sponsored cost of support dog adoptions by service members going through rehab

Warriors Heart
American Undersea Warfare Center (AUWC) - Mobile tour accompaniment through wi-fi and iPad for mobility impaired vets

American Undersea Warfare Center
Jayci's Wreaths for Heroes - Wreaths laid at Fort Sam Houston cemetery in Wreaths Across America event

Jayci's Wreaths for Heroes
PTSD Foundation of America—San Antonio Chapter - Expansion of program to VA area in serving across all of San Antonio; including the purchase of meals for all participants of support groups

PTSD Foundation of America—San Antonio Chapter
Soldiers Angels - Meals distribution supporting the Hunger Relief Program for wounded service members and veterans

Soldiers Angels
AETC A6 Commanders Support Staff “JBSA Build a Backpack” program - Supplies for backpacks in back to school program for needy military families in the San Antonio area

Joint Base San Antonio

Charitable Giving Qualifications & Restrictions

We specifically focus on frequently overlooked charities through which donations can have an immediate and profound impact on locally-focused programs supporting wounded warriors, veterans, and military families.

To be eligible for the Alamo AFCEA Chapter charitable contribution, charitable organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Approved 501(c)3 non-profit, community-based program
  • U.S. organizations must have a current and active 501(c)(3) verification from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) focused on supporting veterans, military families, or wounded warriors, a not-for-profit, military service-associated organization, or a U.S. governmental subdivision such as a school or state hospital.
  • Priority given to those organizations located or specifically operating within the general San Antonio (Alamo AFCEA Chapter) area of service.
  • All candidates must have strong fiscal management and governance practices.
  • All candidate organizations will undergo basic due diligence to ensure they are in compliance with candidate criteria and are of positive reputation and commitment to their stated mission.
  • All exceptions to these criteria will be approved by the Alamo AFCEA Chapter Financial Committee.

The Alamo AFCEA Chapter, while reviewing each application on a case-by-case basis, does not normally provide charitable donations for the following:

  • Capital campaigns and endowments, building projects, or equipment
  • Organizations that discriminate by race, creed, gender, age or national origin
  • Political activities and organizations
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Individuals
  • Underwriting, development, or production of films, video, television, or websites
  • Organizational overhead costs
  • Pass-through to an unapproved third party recipient
  • Sectarian/religious activities, including churches, synagogues and other places of worship
  • Symposiums, conferences, conventions, professional association meetings, trips or tours
  • Fraternal, labor groups or social/professional organizations serving only their members
  • Merchandise promotions, partnerships or advertising
  • Membership fees or association fees, either personal or corporate
  • Family Foundations
  • Transportation and travel expenses
  • Salaries
  • Government agencies
  • Loans or investments
  • Research studies
  • Merchandise for fundraisers and auctions
  • General awareness campaigns
  • Parties, celebrations, parades, festivals and raffles
  • Deficit funding
VetMotorSports

An award-winning, non-clinical outreach program that honors and empowers veterans with service-connected injuries through active participation in motorsports, has received a $2,000 donation from AFCEA to advance its 2018 programming.

Visit VetMotorSports Website

Armed Forces River Parade

Saturday, May 19, 2018
San Antonio River Walk

This parade, dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, features 26 patriotically-decorated floats carrying all branches of military personnel.

W2MF Endowment Fund

Connect With Us
Alamo AFCEA

PO Box 200363 | Austin, Texas, 78720

info@alamoafcea.org | 866-445-9114