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For Service to Country.
For Service to Community.

The American-Made Heroes Foundation salutes U.S. military veterans who dedicate their lives to helping others, especially fellow service members. We provide a platform for sharing their stories, raising awareness for charitable causes, and supporting nonprofit organizations that serve the veteran community.

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Every year, Evan Williams awards up to $75,000 in grant funding to qualified organizations that serve U.S. military veterans. If your registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) nonprofit works with the veteran community, we encourage you to apply next year.

We Salute our
American-Made Heroes

Meet the Class of 2023: six inspiring veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving their country and community.

brian barber Sergeant E5<br>U.S. Marine Corps<br>Mission FISH

brian barber

Victorville, CA Sergeant E5
U.S. Marine Corps
Mission FISH

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laura jeanne Chief Warrant Officer 3<br>U.S. Army<br>Adapt-Able Foundation

laura jeanne

Mineola, TX Chief Warrant Officer 3
U.S. Army
Adapt-Able Foundation

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chaz koch Petty Officer 3rd Class<br>U.S. Navy<br>Operation Paws on the Ground

chaz koch

Niantic, CT Petty Officer 3rd Class
U.S. Navy
Operation Paws on the Ground

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mandy hazelton Master Sergeant<br>U.S. Air Force (Ret.)<br>Genesis Joy House

mandy hazelton

Kathleen, GA Master Sergeant
U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Genesis Joy House

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david e. mccracken Colonel<br>U.S. Army (Ret.)<br>Veteran Smiles Foundation

david e. mccracken

Wake Forest, NC Colonel
U.S. Army (Ret.)
Veteran Smiles Foundation

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susan wagner Senior Chief Hospital<br>Corpsman Diver<br>U.S. Navy (Ret.)<br>Smiles for Veterans

susan wagner

Vail, AZ Senior Chief Hospital
Corpsman Diver
U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Smiles for Veterans

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Every veteran’s story is unique. We brought some of our past American-Made Heroes together to share their experiences.

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