Our high-risk public servants (veterans, paramilitary, ﬁrst responders, etc.) are accepting greater burden and risk in service to their country and communities
To date, there has been no holistic approach to the high-risk public service community, and the majority of attention remains focused on the military.
This market is fragmented and poorly coordinated with over 38,000 entities. Donors ﬁnd this landscape chaotic, redundant, and often ineﬃcient. Despite the 15% annual growth of post-9/11 organizations, veteran-based philanthropy remains modest at $3.6B (<1% of total American philanthropic giving).
The dominant approach is to treat this community as victims in need of assistance, rather than national assets with highly valuable experience and knowledge
Implement a hybrid approach to venture philanthropy that optimizes ﬂexibility and scale of impact to accelerate solutions and technologies for the community of high-risk public servants
Re-conceive the community as one of high-risk public service, significantly broadening the scope beyond traditional beneficiaries.
Sense of Purpose
Empower the community with a sense of purpose, and the ability to define its requirements — and its own solutions.
Our narrative is one of performance, not injury. We see this community as a valuable investment in the science of human performance given their experience and knowledge in the art and science of managing risk.