For Veterans


We empower veterans to take the next step in their personal journeys, honor their fallen comrades, and inspire the next generation of leaders.

  • Character Does Matter

    Character Does Matter empowers veterans to connect with youth in their communities and inspire them with stories of our nation’s fallen heroes. TMF Ambassadors challenge the next generation of leaders to join the “If Not Me, Then Who…” Movement and exhibit the qualities of courage, integrity, leadership and service exemplified by our nation’s fallen heroes. Learn More

    Apply to be a CDM Mentor here
  • Veteran Services

    Our Mentorship & Advocacy Program for Veterans (MAP-V) is a 5-month long, funded internship program designed to empower veterans in their transition from military to civilian life using a holistic approach. Learn More

    Apply for Map-v
  • Fundraise

    Help us continue our mission to empower our nation’s veterans and families of the fallen and to honor our nation’s fallen heroes.

    Become A Fundraiser
At a glance
  • 100,000+ Young Adults

    inspired to live with character & serve their community

  • 60,000+ Veterans & Survivors

    supported by TMF Programs

  • 50+ 9/11 Heroes Run

    locations across the country and around the world

  • 4,000+ Volunteers

    activated to serve across the country