GallantFew’s mission is to encourage veterans to intentionally connect with their communities and one another, so they can become educated about resources available, which will help expand our ability to provide hope and purpose for others. Listed below are organizations we recommend that support the GallantFew mission by connecting veterans to their America during life’s ongoing transitions.
“In July I called Tony [of The Darby Project] and was trying to figure out what to do with transitioning from the Army. Being a Ranger I knew there were many programs out there that could help me, the problem was that I had no idea what these programs were. I knew about [GallantFew] because my good buddy Mike Schlitz was a Special Advisor for y’all. So knowing him I knew I was in good hands with GallantFew…”
Columbia University’s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration (CVTI) has a direct and lasting impact on the issue of veteran transition and upward mobility by creating and providing access to the best-in-class tools and programming veterans need as they transition from active service to college and the workforce.
The Honor Foundation
The Honor Foundation is a Navy SEAL endorsed transition program that is specifically designed to serve the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). The Honor Foundation’s curriculum focuses on 28 key transitional readiness themes isolated through extensive research and feedback. The Honor Foundation exists to serve others with Honor, for life.
Three Rangers Foundation
Three Rangers Foundation provides veterans with the best experts, advice, assistance in every aspect of their journey; whether it is spiritual, physical, mental, employment, finances, family, education. Three Rangers Foundation does everything possible to give veterans the knowledge and abilities to make them happy and fulfilled.
Military Assistance Foundation
The Military Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit that provides a plethora of resources for the active duty service member and transitioning veteran. Services provided include advising and assisting veterans and active duty service members in their journey to gain admissions to top-tier universities, both undergraduate and graduate, job search assistance, and connecting nonprofits to further strengthen the veteran community.
Andrew Vernon & Associates
Andrew Vernon & Associates provides professional writing services to active duty service members and veterans. All individual writing services take place online and are free of charge. Examples of services include help with resumes, cover letters, and answers to questions in job or school applications. Each service is designed to help the individual understand more about the writing process, empowering him or her to become increasingly confident and independent with writing.
American Dream U
American Dream U is a non-profit team dedicated to bridging the gap between military and civilian communities by providing professional enhancement tools to active duty military, veterans and their spouses. The mission of American Dream U is to help the military community get the education and access to resources they need to find their dream job, foster professional development, or to start a business of their own.
Global SOF Foundation
The Global Special Operations Forces (SOF) Foundation (GSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to build and grow an international network of military, government, commercial, and educational stakeholders in order to advance SOF capabilities and partnerships to confront global and networked threats.
Service To School
Service to School (S2S) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free college and grad school application counseling to military veterans and service members. Our goal is to help veterans gain admission to the best college for them while empowering each veteran to make informed decisions about their education.
Still Serving Veterans
Still Serving Veterans (SSV) is here to help Veterans get hired, access their benefits and get connected with the resources they need to build meaningful lives after military service. SSV serves Veterans, transitioning military service members, members of the National Guard & Reserves and military spouses.
Vetlanta is a club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes.
Vetlanta’s mission is to make Atlanta the premier community in the country for veterans and their families to work and live. Vetlanta aims to make Atlanta better by making those that serve Atlanta’s military community better – their purpose is to help veterans.
“…After talking to Tony Mayne and giving him all of my information he got me in touch with Ranger legend Rick Lamb. After emailing a couple times back and forth Rick asked if I would be interested in an internship with the Global SOF Foundation (GSOF)…After that and seeing what GSOF has done to help out SOF troops I knew that I had to give it a shot and try to learn everything I could…”
Defenders of Freedom
Defenders of Freedom, a 501(c)3 provides donors with the organization they need to support post 9/11 Veterans in their transition to civilian life through emergency financial assistance, morale building programs, and traumatic brain injury treatment. Knowing many citizens want to help but simply don’t know how, Defenders of Freedom hopes to be the avenue that connects the community to the troops.
Stop Soldier Suicide
Stop Soldier Suicide has a proactive and disruptive approach to eliminating military suicide which focuses on meeting at-risk individuals where they are. The Stop Soldier Suicide team provides personalized care and continued case management to help identify each individual’s specific needs. Whether it’s mental health support, housing assistance, or any other service, the team works tirelessly to find the right and most effective tools.
“…Once I started I knew I was in the right spot. The passion and drive that GSOF has is amazing and it has shown me that if you love something then there is nothing in the way that can stop you…Transitioning has been eye opening to say the least. For 21 years I knew that all I had to do was get up in the morning, do some PT and attack the tasks for the day. I knew I would always get a paycheck and that my family would be taken care of. Now that I am retiring there is alway that worry of, where am I going to get a job at. With that said I know that with my background and the passion and drive that GSOF has shown that I will be ok and will get that great job…”
Merging Vets & Players
Merging Vets & Players (MVP) is built on the MVP team’s years of experience coaching, mentoring, and leading men and women to their highest level of performance – in every sphere of life. MVP’s mission is to match up former combat vets and former professional athletes together — after the uniform comes off — to give them a new team to tackle the transition together. MVP shows them they are NOT alone.
“…With that said here I sit with over 21 years in the military about to retire, with a four month old in my lap as I type this out wondering what the next step in my life will bring, and it all started with an email to Tony Mayne of GallantFew.”
– Army SFC
St. Luke’s exists to call men and women to celebrate and be changed by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and His Lordship over all of life – for the good of our city and the world. The mission of St. Luke’s is to inspire hearts through presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ truthfully and relevantly, to lead people in becoming disciples of Jesus, and to empower followers of Jesus to impact Columbus, the Chattahoochee Valley, and the World with the transforming message of the Gospel.
True Vine Foundation
True Vine provides a unique experience to help identify, set the foundation for, and reenforce the culture of your team. Accountability, trust, courage, communication, and leadership are a few of the principals we teach to help you reach your maximum potential. We take traditional team building exercises and add a healthy dose of physical and mental stress to push your team to the edge of its limits. Our theory is that a bit of adversity helps you grow stronger and provides life lessons in a safe and controlled environment. Our distraction-free environment creates the ideal atmosphere for teams to connect, grow, and discover the greatness that lies within.