The Hartwell Foundation


Hartwell Fallen Soldiers Children's Fund

In late 2010, The Hartwell Foundation and the Folds of Honor Foundation agreed to establish a fund to benefit the children of service members of the United States armed forces who have given their lives defending freedom. Folds of Honor, is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to the spouses and children of U.S. military service members disabled or killed in active service.  The Hartwell Fallen Soldiers Children's Fund (HFSCF)  is intended to benefit primarily children up to 16 years of age whose parents were disabled or killed while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. The Fund will seek to meet a variety of needs to support the mind, body and spirit of affected families; focusing mainly to ensure adequate primary education of their growing children; and secondarily, on medical, counseling and other needs.

Since November 2010, the HFSCF has awarded many grants, including those for preschool programs, tutoring, and private school tuition. Hartwell recipients of the grant have related the following:

"I feel suddenly as though I am no longer alone fighting for my children...that there are people out there that hold...hope for my children, willing to give to someone they know nothing about."

"My most important goal in life is to keep (my children) healthy and give them a proper education...Your ability to give to a family that needed the help to keep children in a safer and healthier environment because of an unfortunate illness, was God sent!"

With the assistance of The Hartwell Foundation, the Folds of Honor Foundation will extend its mission to empower deserving military families with educational support and opportunities.