CHARACTER DOES MATTER

250,000 STRONG: TMF IS BUILDING LEADERS OF TOMORROW_


We’re celebrating a milestone in 2018, with our Spartan members impacting and inspiring a quarter-of-a-million youth across the country.

See How
RUN TO REMEMBER

9/11 HEROES RUN 2018_


Watch our latest video, featuring 69 runs around the world honoring fallen heroes since Sept. 11 and the wars since.

View Now
Together, We Are

Uniting Communities to Strengthen America's National Character_

Character Does Matter
Our Greatest Achievements Lie Ahead

We empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.

About TMF

we are travis manion foundation

Why We Serve

"If Not Me, Then Who..."


With a simple but powerful statement, 1stLt Travis Manion, USMC, described the sense of duty felt by service members and their families.

Our Story

In Communities

We're Hard At Work

  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    Virtual Runner

    01 - Sep - 2018 thru 01-Nov-2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Madisonville, KY - Prayers for the Panhandle - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    13 - Oct - 2018 thru 24-Oct-2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    TMF Social - New York

    Start Time: 6:30pm
    16 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Clifton, VA/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:45am
    20 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Middletown, CT - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 11:00am
    20 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Houston, TX - Warriors In Art - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    20 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    TMF Ambassador Training - Richmond

    Start Time: 6:00pm
    20 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Dallas, TX - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    27 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Dallas - Fort Worth, TX - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    27 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    Veteran Transition Workshop

    Start Time: 10:00am
    27 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Houston, TX - Warriors In Art - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    27 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Marine Corps Marathon

    2018 Marine Corps Marathon

    Start Time: 7:00am
    28 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2018 Annapolis, MD

    Start Time: 2:00pm
    28 - Oct - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Virtual Volunteer

    Start Time: 7:00am
    01 - Nov - 2018 thru 30-Nov-2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    CDM Mentor Training - Chicago

    Start Time: 5:00pm
    01 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Coatesville, PA - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    03 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Culpeper, VA/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    03 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Pittsburgh, PA/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    03 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    CDM Mentor Training - Hampton Roads

    Start Time: 10:00am
    03 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Houston, TX - Warriors In Art - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    03 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    New Orleans, LA/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    04 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    Philadelphia Veterans Parade

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    04 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Sellersville, PA - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 3:00pm
    04 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Great Falls, MT - Sunnyside Elementary School - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 1:15pm
    09 - Nov - 2018 thru 03-Nov-2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Richmond, VA/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Bartlett, IL/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Minneapolis, MN/GORUCK - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    San Diego, CA/Habitat For Humanity - Fall - 2018

    Start Time: 8:15am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Manassas, VA - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:30am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Mansfield, TX - Blood Donation Drive - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Houston, TX - Warriors In Art - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    10 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Philadelphia, PA - Point Breeze - Wharton Square Park - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    11 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • 9/11 Heroes Run

    2018 Alexandria, VA

    Start Time: 2:00pm
    11 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Alexandria, VA - West Potomac High School - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 9:00am
    12 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Charlotte Hall, MD - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 10:30am
    12 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    TMF Social - New York

    Start Time: 6:30pm
    15 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    New York, NY - Story PIrates - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 7:30pm
    16 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    TMF Sweat for Service - San Diego

    Start Time: 8:00am
    17 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    San Antonio, TX - Fall - 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    17 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Philadelphia, PA - Point Breeze - Chew Park - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 8:00am
    17 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Houston, TX - Warriors In Art - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 12:00pm
    17 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    TMF Ambassador Training - Annapolis

    Start Time: 6:00pm
    28 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    CDM Mentor Training - Tacoma

    Start Time: 4:00pm
    29 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    TMF Social - San Diego

    Start Time: 5:00pm
    29 - Nov - 2018 Get Involved
  • Operation Legacy

    Mansfield, TX - Story PIrates - Fall 2018

    Start Time: 1:00am
    01 - Dec - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    TMF Social - New York

    Start Time: 6:30pm
    01 - Dec - 2018 Get Involved
  • Character Does Matter

    CDM Mentor Training - San Diego

    Start Time: 2:00pm
    04 - Dec - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    2018 "If Not Me, Then Who..." Gala

    Start Time: 6:30pm
    06 - Dec - 2018 Get Involved
  • Local Event

    Armed Forces Bowl Tailgate - Fort Worth, TX

    Start Time: 10:30am
    22 - Dec - 2018 Get Involved
  • Survivor Expedition

    2019 - Guatemala Expedition

    Start Time: 8:00am
    20 - Jan - 2019 thru 26-Jan-2019 Get Involved
  • Survivor Expedition

    2019 - New Mexico Expedition

    07 - Apr - 2019 thru 12-Apr-2019 Get Involved
Character Does Matter
Heroes Run
Operation Legacy
Expedition Program
Local Events /
Marine Corps Marathon
September 2018 - December 2018

Closed Programmatic Events

Character Does Matter Presentations

09/01 - 09/02 - Round Rock High School, TX
09/04 - 09/05 - Farb Middle School, CA
09/05 - James Madison Middle School, KY
09/05 - West Broadway Elementary School, KY
09/05 - West Hopkins School, KY
09/06 - Southside Elementary School, KY
09/06 - South Hopkins Middle School, KY
09/06 - Earlington Elementary School, KY
09/18 - Christ the King Catholic School, AZ
09/21 - Windsor Hills Elementary School, MD
09/26 - Clear Lake High School ROTC, TX
09/26 - Hancock Elementary School, CA
09/28 - Hope Elementary School, CA
10/01 - Community Middle School, NJ
10/03 - 10/04 - Air Force JROTC, WA
10/09 - Commodor Jones Rogers MS, MD
10/23 - Saint Andrew School, PA
11/05 - Lee High School, AL
11/05 - Snohomish High School, WA
11/08 - Graham-Kapowsin High School, WA
11/13 - Oak Harbor High School, WA
11/15 - Whitesburg Christian Academy, AL

Character Leadership Courses

09/13 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
09/14 - 8 Million Stories, TX
09/15 - USS Midway Leadership Academy, CA
09/20 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
09/22 - USS Midway Leadership Academy, CA
09/27 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
09/28 - 8 Million Stories, TX
09/28 - 11/16 - De Portola Middle School, CA
10/11 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
10/12 - 8 Million Stories, TX
10/13 - San Diego Police Dept School Safety Group, CA
10/15 - Saint Joe's Prep, PA
10/18 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
10/25 - Windsor Hills Elementary School, MD
10/25 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
10/26 - 8 Million Stories, TX
10/27 - Energy Institute High School, TX
10/27 - MANA de San Diego, CA
11/08 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
11/09 - 8 Million Stories, TX
11/15 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
11/29 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
12/06 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
12/07 - 8 Million Stories, TX
12/13 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
12/20 - Urban Enrichment Institute, TX
12/21 - 8 Million Stories, TX

Leading with your Strengths Seminars

09/06 - USO Pathfinders, VA
09/19 - Combined Arms, TX
09/20 - Four Block, CA
09/20 - Four Block at University of San Diego, CA
09/26 - NMPDC, MD
10/01 - Onward to Opportunity, TX
10/02 - Onward to Opportunity, CO
10/02 - Onward to Opportunity, CA
10/02 - Four Block at University of Washington, WA
10/03 - Four Block at Capital One, WA
10/09 - Onward to Opportunity, CA
10/09 - Onward to Opportunity at Navy Region NW, WA
10/11 - USO Pathfinders, VA
10/12 - Miracosta College Student Veterans, CA
10/15 - Onward to Opportunity, VA
10/16 - Onward to Opportunity, WA
10/16 - Onward to Opportunity, TX
10/17 - Combined Arms, TX
10/17 - Onward to Opportunity, MD
10/25 - Onward 2 Opportunity, VA
11/02 - Horsham Air Guard 111th Attack Wing, PA
11/05 - Palomar College Student Veterans, CA
11/08 - USO Pathfinders, VA
11/09 - FourBlock at University of Washington, WA
11/14 - Combined Arms, TX
12/13 - USO Pathfinders, VA

*These are closed events that are not open to public*

Our Duty Is Never Done

Are You Ready To Answer The Call?

Join our Mission
TMF Stats:
001 60,000+ Veterans + Survivors Empowered
002 100,000+ Spartan Members
003 250,000+ Youth Living "If Not Me, Then Who..." Movement