Individuals and communities thrive
Inspired By Stories of Character
TMF is redefining America’s national character. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, we unite and strengthen communities. Our nation needs role models that inspire and we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. Veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character.
We Believe in the Impact of Strong Character
America's national character
Our nation is built on timeless ideals of freedom, diversity, unity, and selfless service for the common good. America is the land of opportunity and a beacon of hope despite our cultural, social, and economic differences. TMF bridges the differences that separate us and strengthens the ties that bind us.
We unite communities to build an America that values character above all else: where integrity is more important than celebrity and social impact overrides personal gain; where acts of courage, service and kindness permeate the nightly news, and where communities unite together to raise each other up.
With a simple but powerful statement, 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, described the sense of duty felt by service members and their families.
"If Not Me, Then Who..."
On April 29, 2007, Travis Manion was killed by an enemy sniper while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) exists to carry on the legacy of character, service and leadership embodied by Travis and all those who have served and continue to serve our nation.
Travis' words before leaving for his final deployment to Iraq "If Not Me, Then Who..." are a constant reminder for all of us to live with character and put other people's interests before our own.
What we believe
TMF empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.
To create a nation of purpose-driven individuals and thriving communities that is built on character.
Passion • Servant Leadership • Integrity • Gratitude • Resilience • Personal Excellence