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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34
VA programs and initiatives supported in 2019
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116+
nonprofits supported in 2019
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3,375
employee volunteer hours recorded in 2019

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 lead by the heart of our company – the 155+ 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) Voluntary Services (VAVS) 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. With over 3,375 volunteer hours invested in 2019, our Local Challenge 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, Philadelphia, PA, Fort Myers, FL, and Niceville, FL.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Mountain States Chapter, PVA We Served Denver, CO
Amvets Post 118, American Legion Post 507 Folcroft, PA
Homes for Our Troops, CALM Organization Inc., A Bed 4 Me, Opportunity Place, EOD Warrior Foundation Niceville, FL
Veterans Matter (Color for Camo 2019), Vets Returning Home, Detroit VA Medical Center, Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley, Victory Gym Brownstown Detroit/Saline, MI
Cape Coral VAVS, Hearts & Homes, Honor Flight – Collier County, Tunnel to Towers Foundation Ft. Myers, FL
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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) Voluntary Service – VAVS

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

Our VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) support is driven by a passionate, innovative, and dedicated regional teams working one-on-one with local VAVS programs in medical facilities nationwide to identify opportunities to better serve Veterans, their families, and caregivers. This funding is designated to benefit VA Voluntary Service (VAVS) 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 Gold Star Mother of SWFL
  • America’s VetDogs
  • Angel Wings International
  • 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 Charities of Northwest Florida
  • ChadTough Foundation
  • Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
  • Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
  • DIG DEEP Right To Water Project
  • Disabled America Veterans
  • Dogs on Deployment
  • Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187
  • Fish With A Hero
  • Food Gatherers
  • Free Spirit Sanctuary
  • Gamers Outreach
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs
  • Grace Rides
  • Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Cente
  • Harry Chapin Food Bank
  • Honor House
  • K9‘s for Warriors
  • Lost Railway Museum
  • Life Challenge of SE MI
  • Manchester United Methodist Church Mattersville
  • Michigan Humane Society
  • 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
  • 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
  • Semper Fi & America’s Fund
  • Shelter House
  • Sound Start Babies
  • Southern Poverty Law Center
  • State University of Iowa Foundation
  • St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Still Standing Against Domestic Violence Tecumseh Assembly of God
  • The Cameron Heyward Foundation
  • The Navigators
  • The Rotary Foundation
  • Toys for Tots
  • Transgender Law Center
  • United States Vets, Inc
  • V Foundation for Cancer Research
  • Veterans Matter
  • Victory Gym & Veterans Health Club
  • Waterfront Mission
  • Winklers Wish Foundation
  • Wounded Warrior Project
  • Wyandotte Boat Club (Youth Rowing)