2023 Winners

Fisher Service Award - 2023 Winners

Fisher House Foundation and Military Times Foundation have awarded grants to five non-profit organizations supporting military service members and their families. The Fisher Service Award for Military Community Service provides funding toward innovative programs created to improve the quality of life of veterans.     The Fisher Service Award began in 1999 as the Newman's Own Awards and have now awarded more than $3 million across 205 non-profit programs.     “Congratulations to the 2023 Fisher Service Award grant recipients,” said Chairman and CEO of Fisher House Foundation Ken Fisher. “These innovative programs have significant impacts on the military and veteran community we care so deeply for. Thank you to our partners at Military Times and our distinguished judges for their dedication to the military and veteran community.”

Dreams for Veterans
Dream Foundation, Santa Barbara, California

Dreams for Veterans, a nationwide program of Dream Foundation, acknowledges the service of terminally-ill service members and veterans by fulfilling their final Dream. It provides them, their families, and their caregivers joy, comfort, and closure at the end of their life. dreamsforveterans.org

Heal Program
Acadiana Veteran Alliance, Lafayette, Louisiana

The Heal Program from Acadiana Veteran Alliance helps veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress absolve or reduce their symptoms to increase daily functioning and improve overall quality of life through utilization of Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) and traditional therapies. Supportava.org

Farm Military Agricultural Program
The Veteran’s Farm of NC, Inc., Cameron, North Carolina

The Veteran’s Farm of NC, Inc. offers training, equipment, and networking with over 1,000 farmer veteran families in North Carolina to assist veterans in becoming farmers. The free training programs teach bedrock skills in agriculture and provide purpose after service, reducing veteran suicide. http://vfnc.org/

Beyond the Streets
Vets on Track Foundation, Chesterfield, Virginia

Beyond the Streets works to end veteran homelessness and significantly reduce the number of veteran suicides by helping rebuild self-worth, dignity, pride, and purpose in veterans transitioning out of homelessness into permanent housing. It provides critical resources, like home furnishings and follow-on care on the journey. Vettrack.org

Vet2Vet Maine Peer Companion Program
Vet2Vet Maine, Biddeford, Maine

Vet2Vet Maine matches veteran volunteers with other veterans who need a friend or mentor. The pairs visit on a regular basis, share stories, enjoy activities together, and develop a friendship that can last a lifetime. Trained volunteers help the veterans apply for needed services and benefits. Vet2vetmaine.org