Congratulations to our Pillars of Freedom!

In 2017, the Midway Foundation awarded more than $450,000 to 25 non-profit organizations that serve active-duty military personnel and their families; veterans; and law enforcement.

Grant recipients feature 19 local San Diego organizations and 6 national organizations receiving grants from $5,000 to $35,000 that support a wide array of projects and programs ranging from making emergency financial assistance available to military families in crisis to advanced manufacturing training for service members transitioning to civilian life to purchasing special body armor for police officers.

Grants totaling $191,000 support active-duty family service organizations for youth development, licensed clinical counseling, liaison services to community resources, college scholarships, civilian transition programs, family financial crisis support, emergency food assistance, and for a program that enables active-duty personnel stationed overseas to read books to family members back home.

Several veteran-serving organizations received a total of $225,000 for job training, critical home repairs, wreath placement at national cemeteries, and to support health/safety net services and housing for homeless veterans.

An additional $40,000 was awarded to provide body armor designed to protect peace officers from high-powered weapon fire and to provide ballistic vests for law enforcement working dogs.


2017 Pillars of Freedom Grant Recipients