MINNEAPOLIS (May 21, 2018) – The Donaldson Foundation has chosen Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) as the recipient of its annual Challenge Grant. This $100,000 award will support WWP’s free programs and services. Specifically, the grant will help guide warriors to their next career through WWP’s career counseling program which includes resume assistance, interview practice, coaching, and networking, while also working with employers to highlight the benefits of hiring veterans.
“The mission of Wounded Warrior Project aligns with that of our foundation,” said Paul Way, president of the Donaldson Foundation. “This grant will impact veterans and employees alike within our Donaldson communities by providing local training workshops and access to career opportunities.”
“The generosity of groups like the Donaldson Foundation provides the critical resources we need to provide life-changing programs at no cost to the warriors we serve,” said WWP CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington. “We’re grateful for their support and belief in our work. Our employment programs allow us to give warriors, family members, and caregivers valuable tools and empower them to move into fruitful civilian careers.”
WWP serves warriors by connecting them with one another and their communities. WWP programs also focus on mental and physical health and wellness, financial wellness, independence, government relations, and community relations and partnerships.
About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition.