Code of Support Foundation Awarded Grant to Assist Military Caregivers

Code of Support Foundation Awarded Grant to Assist Military Caregivers

Washington, D.C.  – The Elizabeth Dole Foundation today announced Code of Support Foundation as a recipient of a 2017 grant from the Foundation’s Hidden Heroes Fund. The Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative programs making a direct impact in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.

More than half a million dollars will be distributed to fourteen nonprofit organizations to create new initiatives or expand existing programs. The 2017 grant recipients were competitively selected from among nearly 150 applications from organizations nationally.

“When the Foundation launched Hidden Heroes in September, we renewed our commitment to do all we can to improve the lives of military caregivers, those spouses, mothers, dads, children, siblings, and friends who are caring for America’s wounded warriors,” said Senator Elizabeth Dole. “As part of this multifaceted initiative, we established the Hidden Heroes Fund to award grants to nonprofit organizations that are making a real difference in the lives of America’s military and veteran caregivers.”

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After a 30-year career in the U.S. Army,  Major General Alan B. Salisbury has turned his focus to helping hundreds of thousands of service members, veterans, and their families. The General established the Code of Support Foundation (COSF), dedicated to providing critical assistance to military members in need. 2016 Ailes Apprentice, Gregory Hyatt, spoke with him about the foundation’s success and continued growth.

EY Announces MG Alan B. Salisbury and Kristina Kaufmann as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalists

EY Announces MG Alan B. Salisbury and Kristina Kaufmann as EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Mid-Atlantic 2016 Finalists

McLean, Va., May 12, 2016 – EY announced that MG Alan B. Salisbury, USA, Ret. and Kristina Kaufmann of Code of Support Foundation are co-finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Mid-Atlantic program. The awards program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. General Salisbury and Ms. Kaufmann were selected as finalists by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 15, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. 

COSF 'War Comes Home' Summit highlights difficulties of veterans’ caregivers

"The summit was aimed at increasing partnerships between government agencies, such as the VA, and private groups to provide support to caregivers, whose needs are often overlooked, said Kristina Kaufmann, executive director of Code of Support Foundation, a nonprofit group that provides support services to veterans and their families and hosted the summit."

Read the full article by Stars and Stripes here.

Code of Support Foundation Awarded $525,000 Grant From Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

(Alexandria, VA – January 13, 2016) - Code of Support Foundation™ (COSF) has been awarded a $525,000 grant by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to pilot PATRIOTlink™, an innovative cloud-based navigation platform of strategically populated veteran support resources. The grant was awarded through the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Mental Health & Well-Being initiative, which focuses on community-based solutions for the mental health and community integration needs of the post-9/11 veterans in the U.S., military service members, their families and the families of the fallen.

Pragmatics Partners with Code Of Support Foundation To Honor Military Veterans On November 10

Reston, VA, November 9, 2015 — Pragmatics, a leading provider of services and solutions for federal government clients, will honor our nation’s veterans on November 10 at Pragmatics corporate headquarters in Reston, Virginia.  The company, through its PragmaticSERVES program, has partnered with Code of Support Foundation (COSF), an Alexandria, Virginia-based national veteran service organization that provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to struggling military service members, veterans, and their families with the most complex needs.  Veterans were selected by COSF’s case coordination program team and will be present to receive special recognition from Pragmatics Vice Chairman/CFO Kimmy Duong.

Code of Support Foundation Releases "Six Simple Promises" Music and Video Single in Honor of 9/11 and Patriot Day, A National Day of Service and Remembrance


Today Code of Support Foundation (COSF) announces the release of “Six Simple Promises”, a new music single and video that pays tribute to the less than 1% of Americans who serve in uniform. Since 1955, the nation’s warriors have been bound by a Code of Conduct in which they pledge that they are prepared to give their lives in defense of our freedom. “Six Simple Promises” refers to the six articles of the Code of Support, a document dedicated to U.S. Troops by civilian Americans, which parallel the articles of the Code of Conduct for the military.

MortgageKeeper Announces Partnership with Code of Support Foundation

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (June 9, 2015):  MortgageKeeper Referral Services, Inc. announced today an agreement with Code of Support Foundation (COSF) to assist military service members, veterans, and their families across the country with its MKDesktop application. There are 22 million Veterans in the U.S. and an estimated 30% who are in crisis. COSF provides essential and critical one-on-one assistance to those struggling service members, veterans, and their families who have the most complex needs. Within the past two years, COSF has seen tremendous expansion in the demand for its case coordination services and is rapidly increasing its efforts to meet that demand.

The MKDesktop App will assist COSF in providing direct local connection to agencies and programs that can address urgent needs and help build financial health. COSF’s team of trained case coordinators and veteran peer navigators using MKDesktop will provide targeted local referrals as they identify, prioritize, and fulfill the often multiple and complex needs of these families. This includes assisting with reducing food, utility, prescription, health insurance, childcare, and home repair costs.

COSF Highlighted in the Veteran Resource Podcast

Director of Partnerships & Integration, Jamie Stacy, shares her story with Jeremy Paris of the Veteran Resource Podcast of how she came to work at Code of Support Foundation.

She then speaks about the challenges facing our service members, veterans and their families and the newest projects COSF is working on  to get them the resources they need. 

To listen to her interview, click here.

Suicide on the homefront in military families

CNN features Kristina Kaufmann, Executive Director of Code of Support Foundation, shares her personal story with post-traumatic stress disorder. 

By Kristina Kaufmann

When I married a soldier in June 2001, I knew my life was going to change. I moved from Berkeley, California, to Fort Sill, Oklahoma -- talk about a culture shock. But I was in love, and enthusiastically dove head first into a military life I knew nothing about. 

A battle returning soldiers can't fight alone

Featured on HLN our Executive Director, Kristina Kaufmann, talks about the devastating impact PTSD is having on soldiers & their families.  For many members of our military, returning home is just the beginning of a new battle

By Kristina Kaufmann

In my 11 years as an Army wife, I’ve known more people who have taken their own lives than have been killed in combat. My personal experience is reflected in the terrifying statistics -- at least 38 soldiers died by suicide or suspected suicide in July alone; at least 212 soldiers have committed suicide this year. 

Check out Director of Military Engagement on NBC 4

On Friday, June 29th, 2014 COSF's Veteran Peer Navigator and Director of Military Engagement, Andy Kaufmann sat down with NBC 4 Washington to discuss problems with VA healthcare and the challenges facing returning veterans. Executive Director Kristy Kaufmann (no relation) also sat down to discuss the VA crisis and mental health challenges facing veterans and their families.