As part of an overhaul to its Programmatic Investments, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) has invested over $740,000 in three new organizations that provide support and specialized services to this generation of wounded service members, their caregivers, and families. This investment cycle's funding recipients include Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C.
Dog Tag Inc. is an innovative five-month training program that holistically fosters the growth of driven, entrepreneurial-minded veterans and spouses through a world-class education, ample leadership development opportunities, and a personalized and tailored business management rotation at Dog Tag Bakery. Graduating DTI fellows will earn a Certificate of Business Administration from Georgetown University by the end of the program.
Since 2012, WWP Programmatic Investments has invested nearly $11 million to over 90 organizations that share the WWP mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. The support from the WWP Programmatic Investments program has enabled over 15,400 wounded veterans, 3,000 family members, and 1,700 children across the country to access critically needed programs and services to date.
"WWP Programmatic Investments exists to help bridge the gaps in services and reach underserved areas of the country," said Ned Breslin, executive vice president for partnerships and programmatic investments at WWP. "We know that one organization cannot meet all needs alone. As such, we make strategic investments that complement the services we provide, or address gaps in our programming so that warrior needs are truly met. In the end, warrior needs are better served when agencies team up around their strengths and relentlessly focus on the best ways to solve the issues facing our veterans."