The Patriots Initiative (TPI) began as a focused outreach program at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation (San Diego County, CA). As a community foundation located in the heart of the San Diego region, the home of America’s largest military service area, we have been answering the call since 2008. Initially named The Armed Forces Interest Group (AFIG), the program was created to focus on the needs of military service members and their families.

AFIG expanded its reach and soon evolved into The Patriots Initiative to serve the growing and complex needs presented by a 21st century, all-volunteer military. With a refreshed mission, vision and strategy, The Patriots Initiative, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation has emerged as a leading resource for informed donors seeking to be impactful in their support of these important causes.

Today, TPI publishes THE DIRECTORY, the most comprehensive list of thoroughly vetted, accredited nonprofits focused on supporting the nation’s armed forces communities. We make it simpler and more effective for TPI’s donors to confidently make charitable gifts that serve the most critical needs by working with only the finest nonprofits.

And today, TPI also produces the WIT MATRIX, considered the nation’s most comprehensive listing of vetted employers, educators and resources – with direct links – who stand ready to hire veterans transitioning to the private sector when their service to the nation is complete… it’s a one-stop ‘clearinghouse’ approach to directly connecting veterans with their future opportunities.

The Board of The Patriots Initiative is comprised of proven professional and community leaders – all of which volunteer their talents, time and resources to TPI – and many of whom have served in the military. The mission of TPI has been carried forward by a dedicated professional staff, which has raised charitable funds to support and honor marines, sailors, airmen, soldiers and their families.

TPI has begun a national rollout, engaging local business, education and community leaders as founders of new Patriots Initiative chapters in their regions and cities. We are inviting proven, capable leaders to join us in this important 21st century cause. If you’re a proven leader, interested in learning more, please contact us directly.

Latest Updates

New Year, New Beginnings

Blog The Patriots Initiative sends warm wishes to all for a great year ahead! With every new year comes a chance for new beginnings. At TPI, we strive to make every year a great year for our active duty military, veterans, and their families. TPI achieves this goal...

Making a List, and Checking It Twice

Blog It’s the season of giving! While you make lists, and check them twice, don’t forget to add some holiday cheer to someone else’s life. Not everyone can be home for the holidays, and many are missing loved ones who are out defending our freedom. The Patriots...

Happy Veterans Day!

Blog November 11th marks Veterans Day here in the United States. This is a day honoring military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This day coincides with holidays celebrated in other countries, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. These...

Semper Fortis

Blog The month of October holds significance for the Navy, with the United States Navy Birthday celebrated on October 13th. This day marks the anniversary of the formation of the Continental Navy during the American Revolution back in 1775. At this time, the navy was...

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