EIN 80-0587086

Gary Sinise Foundation

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At the Gary Sinise Foundation, they serve their nation by honoring their defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.
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Program areas at Gary Sinise Foundation

R.i.s.e. (restoring independence and supporting empowerment) is building mortgage free, specially adapted smart homes for america's most severely wounded veterans all across the nation. Simple tasks - climbing stairs, getting in and out of the bathroom - are done without a second thought by most. But this is reality for our wounded. With the Foundation constructing these one-of-a-kind homes, each injured hero, with their caregiver and family are able to move forward with their lives. During the fiscal year, the Gary Sinise Foundation constructed 8 specially adapted smart homes for wounded heroes and enrolled 8 new veterans and 1 first responder. By the end of the year the Foundation had completed 60 homes for our injured heroes and their families since inception and had 19 homes underway. In addition, through r.i.s.e.the Foundation assisted with 7 adapted vehicles,12 mobility devices, and 17 home modifications for america's injured, wounded and ill/aging defenders.
Community education and outreach brought over 196 wwii veterans and 196 guardians to the national wwii museum in new orleans through the soaring valor program. In 2019, the program expanded and allowed for an education experience by inviting 124 students to join the veterans on soaring valor trips. The program also documented 150 oral history stories from wwii veterans in the comfort of their own homes by sponsoring a historian from the museum. Arts & entertainment outreach welcomed 820 veterans to a live performance and a catered dinner at local theaters in chicago and los angeles free of charge. Over 97,770 active duty and veterans were served hearty, classic american meals at major travel hubs and military venues all across the nation through serving heroes. The Foundation has enrolled 27 ambassadors to represent its mission through speaking engagements and leadership opportunities. The roster of speakers includes philanthropic celebrities, severely injured veterans, and congressional medal of honor recipients. The ambassador council inspires, educates and reminds communities to not only recognize their local veterans, but to remember the sacrifices made by all of america's defenders.
Relief and resiliency outreach supports our nation's defenders, wounded/ill/injured veterans, their loved ones and gold star families as they cope with trauma and loss. The Foundation provided over 209 grants to these individuals in their time of urgent need. The Gary Sinise Foundation hosted 9 participants for their mentorship program seven-day retreat, introducing post 9/11 injured heroes with veterans from the vietnam and korean wars. 2 invincible spirit festivals were hosted at military medical centers across the country with over 6,300 attendees celebrating our wounded heroes with their families and caregivers and military medical staff. Each event includes a live lt dan band concert, a fair-like atmosphere for children and a delicious meal prepared by a celebrity chef. In 2019 the Foundation hosted 2,882 gold star family members at the annual and local community events for snowball express.

Grants made by Gary Sinise Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of Colorado FoundationTo Support the Marcus Institute for Brain Health$1,300,000
Be Still MinistriesTo Provide Funding for (3) Widow Retreats for Wives of Service Members and First Responders$300,000
United Service OrganizationsMeals for Military Personnel and Families$282,857
...and 58 more grants made totalling $4,292,532

Who funds Gary Sinise Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Morgan Stanley Global Impact Funding TrustUnrestricted General Support$1,456,500
Schwab Charitable FundPublic, Societal Benefit$703,302
The Home Depot Foundation and Homer FundTo Assist Local Charities$620,000
...and 196 more grants received totalling $7,854,254

Personnel at Gary Sinise Foundation

Mike ThirtleChief Executive Officer
Elizabeth FieldsChief Operating Officer$211,019
Andrew OzurovichSecretary and Chief Financial Officer$0
Bob KilduffChief Financial Officer
Cristin BartterChief of Staff and Vice President of Marketing / Chief of Staff / Director of Chairman Operations and Executive Assistant$110,000
...and 30 more key personnel

Financials for Gary Sinise Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$41,945,996
Program services$83,250
Investment income and dividends$567,818
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$181,631
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$129,833
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$42,908,528

Form 990s for Gary Sinise Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-14990View PDF
2017-122018-10-16990View PDF
2016-122017-10-12990View PDF
2015-122016-11-02990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 3, 2022
Received grants
Identified 52 new grant, including a grant for $620,000 from The Home Depot Foundation and Homer Fund
December 23, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 14 new personnel
September 24, 2021
Received grants
Identified 84 new grant, including a grant for $435,000 from The Dallas Foundation
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
April 30, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Funds one specific organizationConducts researchNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
2029 Century Park East No 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
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[email protected]
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A11: Arts, Culture and Humanities Single Organization Support
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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