The vision of the Bob Woodruff Foundation is to provide resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families -- building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation's injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the Hidden Injuries of War—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially and economically. Our Mission is Threefold: We educate the public about the needs of service members returning from war ... and our nation's greater need to ensure our heroes and families receive the support necessary to have successful futures. We collaborate with key federal, state, and local experts to identify and solve issues related to the successful return of service members from combat to civilian life. We invest in national and community-based programs that connect our troops to the help they need — from individual needs like physical accommodations, medical care and counseling, to larger social issues like substance abuse and homelessness. Together with our partners and supporters in communities across the country, we are helping heal the physical and hidden wounds of war. Since its inception, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has raised over $11.5 million dollars and invested over $9.5 million, reaching more than 1 million service members, families, and support personnel nationwide. Certified as one of "America's Best Charities" by Independent Charities of America, the Foundation has invested in 117 grants to 54 organizations nationwide, and has operated at 89-90% of all funds expended on programs.