Charitable Giving

“While operational excellence continues to be our key business strategy, our motivation is to serve, and to give back to Veterans and those in need.”

Mike Jarosz, Executive Vice President + Chief Financial Officer
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21
VA programs and initiatives supported in 2020
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149+
unique nonprofits supported in 2020
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470
homeless Veterans housed through Veterans Matter partnership

Delivering superior products, service, and support while giving back since 1992

First Nation Group is driven by the power of purpose – it’s central to our success and fuels our mission to make significant impact on the Veterans and active duty military we support and the underserved in communities where we live and work.

Our Serving. Veterans. First.™ mission is steadfast. Our community outreach and giving spirit is integrated at every level of our business and led by the heart of our company – our employees, their families, and friends of First Nation Group.

We empower our employees to make decisions that ultimately improve their communities, serve their neighbors, and selflessly give their time to others in need. These employee-driven allocations include:

  • National Giving partnerships aligning with VA priorities focused on complex needs
  • Local Challenge funding, strengthening hometown communities where our employees live and work
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) programs increasing opportunities for veterans and caregivers to thrive
  • 10:1 Employee Match program empowering employees to give to causes most important to them

Our ultimate goal is to promote service and inspire others through a variety of giving channels: financial support, in-kind donations, volunteerism, mentorship programs, and other mission-related activities. #TOGETHERSTRONG, we hope to spark positive change creating healthier, more vibrant communities.

National Giving

Tackling the most complex needs….nationwide.

As a company that specializes in serving the VA and DoD, we actively align our National Giving commitments with those of our customers, focusing on Veteran and military causes nationwide. These unique partnerships enable us to maximize our impact addressing critical need, high-impact programs and services related to Veterans homelessness, suicide prevention, adaptive sports and recreation therapy, mental health programs, women’s health and wellness retreats, housing and transportation, and more.

First Nation Group is proud to partner with Veteran Service Organizations and military nonprofits taking on complex health and social issues:

Local Challenge

Giving from the heart…at home.

Our Local Challenge teams focus on the needs at home, creating partnerships to sustain critical programs and services for their communities to thrive. This employee-driven funding provides a powerful platform for employees to serve with their skills and give with their hands and hearts alongside their colleagues, families and friends, while strengthening the neighborhoods where they live and work – Detroit, MI, Saline, MI, Denver, CO, Fort Myers, FL, and Niceville, FL.

A Bed 4 Me, Air Force Enlisted Village, ARC of the Emerald Coast, Destin Harvest, Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation, EOD Warrior Foundation, Grace Rides, Healing Paws for Warriors, Mental Health Association, Opportunity Place, Safe Connections, Sharing & Caring – Fort Walton Beach, Sharing & Caring – Niceville, and Twin Cities Pavilion. Niceville, FL
Amvets Post 118, American Legion Post 507 Folcroft, PA
Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley, Soldiers’ Angels, Veterans Matter, and Vets Returning Home. Detroit/Saline, MI
Cape Coral VAMC, Hearts & Homes, Home Base Southwest Florida, Naples VAMC, and PVA Florida Chapter Golf Tournament. Ft. Myers, FL
Soldiers’ Angels, Denver Rescue Mission, Mattersville, PVA Mountain States Chapter, Rocky Mountain Fisher House Foundation, Patriot Anglers, and Homes For Our Troops. Denver, CO
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“We’re just trying to keep ahead of what the needs are for Veterans in the HUD VASH program. These funds will go a long way to help provide the food/nutrition they need while trying to stay inside.”
Voluntary Service Officer, Manchester VA Medical Center

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Development and Civic Engagement – CDCE

Working hand-in-hand to “serve those who have served.”

Our Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) support is driven by a passionate, innovative, and dedicated regional teams working one-on-one with local CDCE programs in medical facilities nationwide to identify opportunities to better serve Veterans, their families, and caregivers. This funding is designated to benefit Center for Development and Civic Engagement (CDCE) programs and initiatives to enhance the Veterans VA experience and provide financial support to those in greatest need.

Employee Match

Advancing our mission through our greatest asset…our employees.

We believe in our employees and the causes they support. First Nation Group’s Employee Match program generously matches contributions 10:1 (up to $4,000 per employee) to eligible nonprofits allowing employees to multiply their support and expand our giving reach. Contributions are not restricted to a specific cause offering our employees the freedom to continue growing our giving footprint to areas most near and dear to them.

+ Employee nonprofits supported in 2020

  • A Bed 4 Me
  • Adaptive Sports Center
  • Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Air Force Enlisted Village
  • Almost Home Adoptions
  • American Bible Society
  • American Gold Star Mother of SWFL
  • America’s VetDogs
  • Angel Wings International
  • Appalachian Trail Conservancy
  • Arbor Woman
  • ARC of the Emerald Coast
  • Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation
  • Armed Services Arts Partnership
  • ASPCA
  • Auburn University Foundation
  • Bethany Christian Services
  • Black Violin Foundation
  • Boards for Bros.
  • Boys & Girls Club of SE MI
  • Brenau University
  • Build Institute
  • Casting for Recovery
  • Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska
  • Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida
  • ChadTough Foundation
  • Chelsea Hicks Foundation
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Christ Presbyterian Academy
  • Christ the King Lutheran School
  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Da Capo Virginia
  • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
  • DIG DEEP Right To Water Project
  • Disabled America Veterans
  • Dogs on Deployment
  • Downriver Christian Community Church
  • ECU Pirate Club
  • Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187
  • Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Faith Assembly Church
  • Fish With A Hero
  • Food Gatherers
  • Free Spirit Sanctuary
  • Friends of the Penn
  • Gamers Outreach
  • Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs
  • Grace Rides
  • Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
  • Happy Feet Pet Rescue
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Healing Paws for Warriors
  • Honor House
  • JCC of Greater Ann Arbor
  • K9‘s for Warriors
  • Kidd’s Kids
  • Life Challenge of Southeastern Michigan
  • Little Flower Church
  • Long Lake Association
  • Lost Railway Museum
  • Life Challenge of SE MI
  • Manchester United Methodist Church Mattersville
  • Mattersville
  • Mercy Ships
  • Michigan Humane Society
  • Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center
  • New Hope Pet Rescue
  • Norwood Police Department
  • Nurses with Purpose
  • Oscar Mike Foundation
  • Out of the Box Animal Rescue
  • Palm Beach County Food Bank
  • Parents of the A Capella Group Perrysburg Christians United
  • Perrysburg Christians United
  • Pleasant Green United Methodist Church
  • Pontiac Transportation Museum
  • Poured Out
  • Project Healing Waters
  • Purple Heart Homes
  • RIP Medical Debt
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Sacred Heart Foundation
  • Sara’s Garden
  • Save Our Cats and Kittens Inc
  • Semper Fi & America’s Fund
  • Shelter House
  • Sisters of St. Joseph Buffalo
  • Sound Start Babies
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • St John Vianney School
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • State University of Iowa Foundation
  • Still Standing Against Domestic Violence
  • Tecumseh Assembly of God
  • TennGreen Land Conservancy
  • The Cameron Heyward Foundation
  • The Navigators
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Toledo Humane Society
  • Toys for Tots
  • Transgender Law Center
  • United States Vets, Inc
  • V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • University of S Alabama, Alpha Omicron Pi – Gamma Delta
  • Veteran Golfers Association
  • Veterans Matter
  • Victory Gym & Veterans Health Club
  • Waterfront Mission
  • Winklers Wish Foundation
  • Wood Lane Foundation
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Wyandotte Boat Club (Youth Rowing)