Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking


  • Pinehurst, NC

Mission Statement

Provide support for the families of Airborne, Air Assault, and Special Operations soldiers and other selected warriors killed, wounded, and injured in the Global War on Terrorism.

Main Programs

  1. Patriot Foundation scholarships and child care
Service Areas



We primarily benefit families from Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft.Campbell, KY. However, benefiting families may live anywhere in the US.

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Principal Officer


Mr. Charles Frederick Deleot III



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

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Also Known As

Patriot Foundation





Physical Address

50 Rattlesnake Trail

Pinehurst, NC 28374


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?


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Founded in 2003, the Patriot Foundation supports families of servicemen and women killed, wounded, and injured in the Global War on Terrorism. The organizations supported include the following Ft. Bragg organizations: 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Warrior Transition Battalion, Survivor Outreach Services, XVIII Airborne Corps, and the Joint Special Operations Command. Additionally, in 2015 we began supporting the families of the 101st Airborne Division (Ft. Campbell, KY). We intend to support the 10th Mountain Division (Ft. Drum, NY) and the 3rd Infantry Division (Ft. Stewart, GA), when our resources permit. We provided over $3,000,000 between 2011-2016 to help the families, and since 2003, have donated over $4,000,000 which has provided over 1,400 college scholarships, as well as child care for spouses who need to go back to school to provide for the financial security of their families.
The Patriot Foundation is grateful for all the contributions it has received from its many corporate partners. Decisions regarding which child receives a grant are made by non-profit organizations we have aligned with at Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft. Campbell, KY which are expert on the needs of the families we benefit.


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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 and child care

Since our inception, the Patriot Foundation has donated over $4,000,000 which has provided over 1,400 scholarships to children of fallen, wounded, and injured soldiers. These scholarship grants serve applicants of our partner 501(c)(3) entities at Fort Bragg, NC and Fort Campbell, KY which include the following: All American Strategic Response Force Association benefiting the 82nd Airborne Division; U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldier Family & Command Support Association benefiting Special Operations; Airborne Scholarship Association benefiting 18th Airborne Corps separate brigades at Fort Bragg, NC; Warrior Transition Battalion benefiting Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion; Survivor Outreach Services benefiting Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services; Screaming Eagle Foundation providing monetary assistance to soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, KY; and the Joint Special Operations Association benefiting children of wounded and injured from Joint Special Operations Command.



Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)



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 and Ft. Campbell. The Patriot Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and our overhead rate for 2015 was 6.3% 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. A couple of current examples of these include: 1) 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 5 years. 2) Sporting clay shooting and fishing outings for selected paratroopers and special operations soldiers from Ft. Bragg are held twice a year in February and in August at no cost to the soldiers.
  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 affilliates 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. In 2015, The Governor of NC extolled Patriot Foundation in a statewide Proclamation. The following is excerpted from that Proclamation: “…..Patriot Foundation embodies the very best in highly effective and efficient volunteerism making an enormous difference in the lives of soldier's families since 2003 with its more than $3,500,000 in financial grants; and, ...the Patriot Foundation creates hope and opportunity for those who have sacrificed so much for the freedom and security of a grateful nation and State of North Carolina." Additionally, Patriot Foundation was selected as the featured charity by Taste of the South, a major Washington DC public service organization representing the congressional delegations from 13 southern states. Patriot Foundation will be presented their annual award and a check for $190,000 at the Taste of the South Gala held at the Washington DC Hilton 1 Apr 2017
  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 14 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 $4,000,000 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



We primarily benefit families from Ft. Bragg, NC and Ft.Campbell, KY. However, benefiting families may live anywhere in the US.

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Principal Officer

Mr. Charles Frederick Deleot III


•Grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C.


–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."



Charles Frederick Deleot III

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Term: Jan 2007 -


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