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.