Special Operations Warrior Foundation


Thank you for choosing to raise funds for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

Since 1980, the SOWF has helped ensure the children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel killed during operations or training, receive funding for college or other post-secondary schools.

We also send immediate financial stipends to severely wounded special operations personnel, so family members of these warriors can be with their hospitalized loved ones as they begin the recovery process; and offer educational and family counseling.

In 2014, the SOWF achieved its ninth-consecutive four-star rating for financial efficiency from Charity Navigator, the nation's leading evaluator of nonprofit organizations. Only 1% of the thousands of charities monitored by Charity Navigator have earned this distinction.

Through the generosity of our donors and fundraisers, in 2013, the SOWF provided $4.4 million in scholarship grants, financial aid, counseling and family support. Our administrative overhead in 2013 was 4.9%.

Ways to raise funds for the SOWF are as varied as our supporters' imaginations and interests. Many participate in athletic events such as triathlons, marathons, relay races, adventure challenges and fun runs/walks. Others organize golf tournaments, bowling competitions and cookouts.

Often, people who donate to us via events or individually, do so to honor the memory of a lost comrade, family member or close friend who made the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Again, thank you for choosing to support the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Should you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (813) 805-9400, or toll-free at 1-877-337-7693.

Here's how to create your fundraising page:

  • Click the "Start Fundraising" button
  • Personalize the text and the photo on your page to express your passions and your purpose.
  • Send the link out to your friends, family, colleagues - everyone you believe will help you reach your goal.
  • And, don't forget to send it to your social media friends!


We are grateful to all of our faithful and generous supporters and volunteers who believe that the children of fallen special operations personnel should be provided a college education and that their parents' sacrifices should never be forgotten; and that our severely-wounded and hospitalized operators also deserve our assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.specialops.org.