After pairing military veterans with NFL players, the Eisenhower Center realized their camaraderie provided results. Veterans and athletes are curious about each other’s experiences which fosters an open dialogue and sense of community. In the military and professional football, both populations train, play, win and lose together- it only makes sense to heal together. Eisenhower embraces the “After the Impact” program as a proven integrated model of care.
The Independence Fund
The Independence Fund's mission is to support our injured and wounded Veterans with the tools to achieve their independence and freedoms they have fought so hard to preserve. The Independence Fund provides 3 pillars of assistance to Veterans: Mobility, Treatment and Caregiver Relief.
Gridiron Greats Assistance fund
The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund's mission is to assist retired NFL players and their families in dire need. Gridiron Greats provides hands-on assistance to help retired players and their families deal with hardships they face after football. The services include medical assistance, transportation costs for medical evaluations and surgeries, dental assistance, housing assistance, financial assistance for utilities, medication, and coordination of services for food and other day to day necessities. Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc. (GGAF) is a Wisconsin nonprofit corporation that has received recognition of federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to GGAF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.