As an independent organization, we are not managed by any other Veteran organizations and we raise funds solely for our program and the Veterans we serve. Our full financial records are always available online and we welcome any questions that you may have. For more financial details please visit our Financials page.
We raise money through individual private donations, private nonprofit organizations, and grants from foundations and corporations. Major supporters include USO, The J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation, Meritor, Inc., CFC, Idaho Power Company, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week, and many more generous organizations.
Our mission is to enable wounded and injured veterans to achieve personal and professional success as business and community leaders. We do this through the six major tenets of the Wyakin Warrior Foundation’s program. While many of our student veterans receive Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) assistance, we complement GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation assistance. Financial assistance that is given via Wyakin Warrior Foundation is not a loan nor a scholarship and ensures that wounded and ill students are able to meet the demands of academic life after serving our country.
The Wyakin Warrior program is available to wounded, ill or injured veterans who were hurt on or after September 11, 2001 as well as Purple Heart Medal recipients. We do not base eligibility on academic standing or background. Instead, selections are based on character, motivation, need, and readiness. We currently have warriors seeking professional certifications, Associates degrees, Bachelors degrees, and Masters degrees. Applications are reviewed year round and should take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You will be asked to provide three character references and to write a short essay. You will also need to provide a copy of your DD-214. Applications are available here.
Wyakin Warrior Foundation is an approved Intermountain Combined Federal Campaign designee for government employee donations. Contact us if your company is a member of CFC and you’d like more information on our organization.
CFC Number: 86886
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. The Director of OPM has designated responsibility for day-to-day management of the program and to its CFC office.
To request a CFC Charity List and/or a pledge form, please contact your local CFC office. Our Campaign Locator will assist you in identifying the CFC office where your official duty station is located.