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, previous Executive Vice President + Chief Financial Officer
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17
VA programs and initiatives supported in 2021
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130+
unique nonprofits supported in 2021
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500
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
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 2021

  • A Bed 4 Me
  • Angel Wings International
  • ASPCA
  • Autism Speaks
  • Bayside Academy Inc
  • Beachside Community Church
  • Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center
  • Brenau University
  • Cadillac & LaSalle Club Museum
  • Cape Cod Foster Closet
  • Cedar Ridge High School Athletic Boosters
  • Central Macomb Optimist Foundation
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Community Cooperative
  • Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast
  • Da Capo Virginia
  • Dentistry 4 Vets
  • Denver Rescue Mission
  • Destin Harvest
  • “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Doctors Without Borders, USA
  • Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation
  • Early Ford V8 Foundation & Museum
  • ECU Educational Foundation
  • Elmhurst American Legion Post 187
  • Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
  • EOD Warrior Foundation
  • Faith Assembly Church
  • Farmyard Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Fish With A Hero Inc
  • Fisher House Foundation
  • Fisher House Michigan
  • Food Gatherers
  • Fort Myers High School Booster Club
  • Free Spirit Sanctuary
  • Gamers Outreach
  • Gigi’s Playhouse Raleigh
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs
  • Happy Feet Pet Rescue
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Haven House Addiction Recovery
  • Healing Paws for Warriors
  • Hero Fund America Inc
  • Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
  • Jewish Community Center of Ann Arbor
  • Journey Church
  • K9s for Warriors
  • La Hermosa Templo
  • Let’s Eat Inc.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Liza Jackson Preparatory School
  • Malinois and Dutch Shepherd Rescue
  • Manchester United Methodist Church
  • Manchester Young Guns
  • Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Mattersville
  • Mercy Ships
  • Michigan Firehouse Museum
  • Military Heroes Support Foundation
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
  • National Parks Conservation Assoc.
  • New Life Alliance Church
  • Niceville Catholic Outreach
  • North Tampa Athletics Assoc.
  • Oblates of St. Francis de Sales High School Inc
  • Ocean Connection
  • Opportunity Place
  • Oscar Mike Foundation
  • Our Lady of the Rockies
  • Panhandle Animal Welfare Society
  • Pleasant Green United Methodist Church
  • RE Olds Transportation Museum
  • Safe Families for Children Alliance
  • Sara’s Garden
  • Sierra Club Foundation
  • Soldiers’ Angels
  • John Vianney Catholic School
  • Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • TACP Association
  • TennGreen Land Conservancy
  • The V Foundation
  • Toledo Animal Rescue
  • Tunnel to Towers Foundation
  • UN Women
  • United States Service Organization (USO)
  • Valerie’s House
  • Veterans Matter
  • Victory Baptist Church
  • World Central Kitchen
  • World Wildlife Fund Inc
  • Wyanotte Boat Club