As the Gary Sinise Foundation approaches its 10th anniversary in June 2021, the milestone comes as it begins a year of festivities to celebrate its decade of service to America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, and their families. Through Gary Sinise's passion and decades-long commitment to service, the Foundation has impacted thousands of lives worldwide through its four programs and supporting initiatives.
Whether building specially adapted smart homes for severely injured veterans, serving meals to our nation’s defenders, providing entertainment through Lt. Dan Band concerts, lifting spirits at military medical hospitals, hosting hundreds of Snowball Express families at Walt Disney World Resort, issuing grants to first responder and law enforcement departments for personal protective equipment and training, or offering financial assistance to families in need, the Foundation has been and will continue to be a major source of support for our country’s heroes and their loved ones.
The Foundation's four programs – designed to entertain, educate, inspire, and strengthen and build communities – originated from Gary's relationships with our nation's service community and the wide range of nonprofits he has supported and continues to support. Ever aware of the gaps in care these heroes often encounter, he was inspired to serve them – always giving a little more.
In the last ten years, what began from humble beginnings transformed into a leading nonprofit dedicated to serving the varying needs of our nation's heroes and their families. In the words of Gary Sinise, "These service members and first responders have already done their part. They have already given of themselves. And it is our great privilege, through the trust of the American people and the support given to us, to do our part to give something back to them.”
The Foundation has stayed true to its mission over the past decade while achieving stellar results and remaining financially responsible and transparent with programmatic spending.
As the Gary Sinise Foundation approaches its tenth year of operation, we are counting on your contribution to ensure our mission continues full force. We invite you to join us in celebrating the last decade's accomplishments and contributing to the next chapter, the next decade of the Foundation, which will see unparalleled service and support on behalf of a