The Patriots Initiative provides the simplest, most reliable, inspiring and effective way to support America’s all-volunteer, 21st century military service members and their families.

what we do

The Patriots Initiative is a resource for identifying and evaluating those organizations, and for appropriately distributing funds to the causes most in need. You can be confident that your donation to any of the TPI Funds, guided by our firsthand knowledge and expertise, will be impactful and serve the most critical needs. The Patriots Initiative, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a resource for identifying and evaluating those organizations, and for appropriately distributing funds to the causes most in need... READ MORE

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who we are

Founded in 2008, we are a volunteer community of accomplished people from all walks of life, supported by a professional and knowledgeable staff. Many of us have served in our nation's military, and we share a profound respect for those who wear our nation's uniform and a commitment to honor their duty and sacrifice...READ MORE

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why this mission

To improve the quality of life for active duty and veteran military families by engaging stakeholders to support nonprofit service providers that are the most qualified to fulfill those needs...



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LATEST UPDATES

May 09, 2016
THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE Grants $70,000 to Support Wounded & Disabled Vets

The Patriots Initiative (TPI) announced its latest round of grants to military nonprofits totaling $70,000 to support America’s wounded and disabled veterans. TPI has become widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading evaluators of nonprofits serving the nation’s armed forces communities. TPI compiles The Directory, a comprehensive list for donors of the most trustworthy and accountable nonprofits doing the finest work to support our military service members and their families. As of today, TPI has granted over $1.3 million from its four dedicated donors’ funds to high-impact military nonprofits that are meeting the critical needs of America’s active-duty warriors, veterans, and their families.

April 09, 2016
California State Senator Joel Anderson Awards THE PATRIOTS INITIATIVE with The Senate Certificate of Recognition

San Diego, California– April 8, 2016 – Yesterday, California State Senator Joel Anderson awarded The Patriots Initiative (TPI) with the CA Senate Certificate of Recognition. This award was given in honor of TPI’s outstanding community service, recognizing their unyielding dedication to improving the quality of life for our active duty and veteran military families. Chairman Greg Hillgren expressed gratitude for the award saying, “TPI’s entire staff has accomplished so much to improve the lives of our nation’s military families and veterans. These people really work hard at it, they’re passionate about TPI’s mission.

March 11, 2016
The Patriots Initiative speaks with Fox 5 News

“It’s going to take [the Wounded Warrior Project] a while... to regain the public’s trust and confidence, but it is important that they do,” stated Greg Hillgren, TPI’s chairman to Fox 5 News reporter Robert Burns. In this interview with Fox 5 News, The Patriots Initiative discusses the Wounded Warrior Project’s response to the media scrutiny over their misuse of funds, as well as the firing of two top executives. Hillgren indicates that this is a positive step in the right direction for the nonprofit, however, the WWP has a long road ahead, possibly many years, in the efforts of regaining donor trust. As TPI stands today, it will take several years combined with improved upon, consistent, and proven financial and leadership...