Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

Patriot Foundation

  • Pinehurst, NC
  • www.patriotscholarships.com

Mission Statement

Provide scholarship funding and child aid for children of killed, wounded, and injured soldiers  from Ft. Bragg, NC, as well as other selected warriors; additionally, provide child care funding for the families of fallen and disabled soldiers whose surviving spouses need to obtain additional job training and development to improve the financial stability of their families.

Main Programs

  1. Patriot Foundation scholarships, child aid, and child care
Service Areas

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National

Although  we primarily benefit Ft. Bragg charities, benefitting families may live anywhere in the US.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr. Charles Frederick Deleot III

Keywords

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scholarships, child care, families of killed/wounded/injured

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Also Known As

Patriot Foundation

EIN

20-0232968

 Number

0166719817

Physical Address

335 Crest Rd

Southern Pines, 28387

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Family Services (P40)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Patriot Foundation has been providing college scholarships to children of Ft. Bragg soldiers killed, wounded, and injured in the GWOT since 2003.   Between 2003 and 2006, we donated a total of $62,500 in scholarship grants to children of Army Special Operations and the 82nd Airborne Division.  In 2007 we were able to donate a total of $50,000 scholarship grants split equally between the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army Special Operations charities. In 2008, we increased this to $100,000 split again between the two charities. In May 2009, we added our third charity to benefit the six brigades that report to the 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg. In August 2009, we also added our fourth charity which supports the wounded warriors from  Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).  In 2011, we also began supporting the families served by the Ft. Bragg Survivor Outreach Services, our fifth charity, which assists 3,500 family members of fallen soldiers from Ft. Bragg and other installations.  Our 2009 scholarship donation was $194,000; our 2010 scholarship donation was $325,000. In 2011, the Patriot Foundation scholarship donation was $495,000. In 2012, we donated an additional $325,000 for scholarship support, and in 2013 we were able to donate $350,000. Thus, the Patriot Foundation has donated a total of $1,551,000 for  scholarship grants from 2003 to present supporting approximately 720 children. Other types of Patriot Foundation donations are discussed below.
 

 

 

 

Another new initiative, begun December 2009 has provided $170,000 in child care funding for spouses who require additional education to improve their earning capacity. These spouses need to take on the role of principal breadwinner for their families because their husbands had diminished earning capability incident to service related wounds/ injuries.  
 

 

 

 

In addition, we provided $365,000 in direct financial aid to help 73 children orphaned as a result of the loss of servicemen from Ft. Bragg units and SEAL Team 6.  
 

 

 

 

In summary, this raises the total contribution to all our charities from 2003 through 2013, for both college scholarships, child aid, and child care to $2,500,000.   Plan for 2014 is to donate $1,000,000.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Patriot Foundation scholarships, child aid, and child care

The Patriot Foundation has been providing college scholarships to children of Ft. Bragg soldiers killed, wounded, and injured in the GWOT since 2003.   Between 2003 and 2006, we donated a total of $62,500 in scholarship grants to children of Army Special Operations and the 82nd Airborne Division.  In 2007 we were able to donate a total of $50,000 scholarship grants split equally between the 82nd Airborne Division and the Army Special Operations charities. In 2008, we increased this to $100,000 split again between the two charities. In May 2009, we added our third charity to benefit the six brigades that report to the 18th Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg. In August 2009, we also added our fourth charity which supports the wounded warriors from  Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB).  In 2011, we also began supporting the families served by the Ft. Bragg Survivor Outreach Services, our fifth charity, which assists families of approximately 2,000 fallen soldiers from Ft. Bragg and other installations.  Our 2009 scholarship donation was $194,000; our 2010 scholarship donation was $325,000. In 2011, the Patriot Foundation scholarship donation was $495,000. In 2012, we donated an additional $325,000 for scholarship support. Thus, the Patriot Foundation has donated a total of $1,551,000 for  scholarship grants from 2003 to present supporting approximately 500 children. Other types of Patriot Foundation donations are discussed below.
Another new initiative, begun December 2009 has provided $170,000 in child care funding for   spouses who require additional education. These spouses need to take on the role of principal breadwinner for their families because their husbands had diminished earning capability incident to service related wounds/ injuries.  

In addition, we provided $365,000 in direct financial aid to help 73 children orphaned as a result of the loss of servicemen from Ft. Bragg units and SEAL Team 6.  

In summary, this raises the total contribution to all our charities from 2003 through 2012, for both college scholarships, child aid, and child care to $2,086,000.   Plan for 2013 is to donate well in excess of $1,000,000.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$2,086,000.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Raise more money to provide scholarship assistance for children of soldiers killed, wounded, or injured as a result of the Global War on Terrorism. Additionally, to provide more child care funding for spouses of Ft. Bragg soldiers who have sustained a debilitating injury. These spouses require additional education or professional training so that they can improve the financial stability of their families. Taking care of these shattered families from current and future casualties is daunting because these families are struggling to cope and transition and they need a wide variety of support including college scholarship assistance and child care. Our continued and equally important goal is to publicly honor the service of our elite soldiers who are serving and dying to protect our freedoms.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We will continue our outreach and education efforts with current and future corporate partners, as well as increase public awareness through speaking opportunities and media coverage. Donations from our corporate partners will provide college scholarship and financial assistance to children of soldiers at Ft. Bragg's elite units as well as to other selected warriors. The Patriot Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and our overhead rate for 2012 was 6.4% so nearly all of the donations directly benefit those families we serve. We have recruited Gold Star wives (surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action) to be Ambassadors for the Patriot Foundation, for the purpose of not only representing the Patriot Foundation but because they are personally acquainted with what happens to a family when the soldier is killed, injured, or disabled. These women can reach out to the community to offer their genuine interest, as well as emotional and personal support. We will also continue to find high impact, low cost activities that we can participate in to help families of these soldiers. These activities have included the following: 1) Provided Purple Heart recipients with air travel to go home for Christmas. These were wounded soldiers who were being treated at Womack Army Medical Center at Ft. Bragg, NC, and who would not be able afford to travel home for Christmas otherwise. This activity was conducted in conjunction with local chapter of the Purple Heart Association as well as Fayetteville Cares. 2) Delivery of bottled water benefiting the Ft. Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion (WTB), with the focus on wounded paratroopers. A Patriot Foundation sponsor provides 30 cases of bottled water each month and a Member of the Patriot Foundation Board of Directors picks up the water and delivers it to the WTB. This initiative has been ongoing for three years. 3) The Canine Therapy Assistance Program, benefitting wounded soldiers int he WTB, was imlemented in 2012. The Patriot Foundation provided coordination for the WTB with the “Moore County Dog Tags” program. This program offers animal therapy for soldiers suffering from TBI and PTSD, and also provides a training program leading to a leading to a Canine Training Certification and provides 20% of Vet Tech curriculum. 4) Hunting and Fishing Outings for Wounded Warriors from Ft. Bragg are held twice a year in February at the Beaver Pond Hunt Club in Burlington, NC, and in August at the Kingfisher Society Hunt Club in Laurinburg, NC. These wounded warriors receive world class hunting and fishing experience at no cost to them. 5) Ipads for Troops was a CY 2011 program that benefitted wounded warriors from the WTB, specifically providing a digital assistant for soldiers suffering from TBI/PTSD; ten were donated that year.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    We carefully select volunteers for inclusion in our corporate leadership, to include the Officers on our Management Team as well as the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board. Through these volunteers, many of whom are nationally renowned for their professional achievements, we collectively work towards the pursuit of our organizational goals. We have also established long-term partnerships with a variety of corporate leaders to help us increase our philanthropic reach. Additionally, we have established numerous relationships with providers of professional services, such as legal, accounting, audit, printing, audio-visual, and web services to obtain discounted services that are essential to moving our charity forward.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Most importantly, we will know that we are making progress if we can provide more scholarships and child care to the population we support at Ft. Bragg, NC. This is accomplished several ways: growth of our corporate partnerships; increased coverage by well established press contacts and regional media (to include newspapers, magazines, and local affilates of national news channels); and through expanded promotional efforts of our Patriot Foundation Officers, Board of Directors, and Advisory Board, all of whom possess backgrounds in a variety of public speaking, military, and business professions. In 2011, the Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Ray Odierno, honored Patriot Foundation at a ceremony in the Pentagon Washington DC by awarding four of its Board members with the Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal. A recent indicator is that the Patriot Foundation was spotlighted in September 2013 on the Fox 50 (local FOX affiliate) website as a community partner which supports the Ft. Bragg community and military families. Another recent indicator surfaced when First Health of North Carolina selected the Patriot Foundation as the organization to which they are donating money, in the name of their Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Also, the local Talk Radio channel highlights the achievements of Patriot Foundation on a continuing basis.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We haven't raised the amount of money required to satisfy the overwhelming need at Ft. Bragg, much less throughout the country, which includes hundreds of thousands of casualties. Just at Ft. Bragg alone we could spend $10,000,000 a year. Over ten years ago, we started the Patriot Foundation with a $10,000 donation and now we are donating in multiple six figure amounts. The job of taking care of these families will take a generation. Patriot Foundation has donated a total of $2,500,000 to help the families of our soldiers killed, wounded, and injured in the Global War on Terrorism. As former Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson II stated "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." There is much work left for us to do. But we continue to help and give hope to many families each year.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Although  we primarily benefit Ft. Bragg charities, benefitting families may live anywhere in the US.

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Patnot Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
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Patriot Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Charles Frederick Deleot III

BIO

•Grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.

•Education:

–A.B. Duke University 1967

–M.A. Business, M.A. Industrial Mgt 1978 Central Michigan University

–M.S. Information Systems/ Research & Development 1980 University of Southern California

–Certified Computing Professional (CCP) 1978

–Defense Economics Course  1988 Naval War College

•Retired Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve 1990

•Retired Technical Director/ Deputy Director for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence, CINCPACFLT Staff 2001

•Honors and Awards highlights:

– Dept Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award

– Dept Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (2  awards)

– Dept Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal

•Occasional consultant for Science Applications International Corp.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"There is an enduring need for the support provided by the Patriot Foundation. The sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, who have fought our country’s wars over the last ten years, has created a huge legacy of family support needs that will last a generation. The Patriot Foundation feels a long term responsibility, and has implemented a program, with support from its corporate partners, to ensure that those who have sacrificed so much for the freedom and security of America will not be forgotten."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Charles Frederick Deleot III

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2007 -

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