b'The Fund saw the total number of grants to individuals rise 122% compared with the same period last year. The dollar amount of those grants jumped 59% and the number of service members receiving assistance increased by 73%. In fact, grants designated specifically to provide support to families with a critically ill child more than doubled, from $172,000 in 2019 to $416,000 this year.For the past nine years, Bob and I have partnered withThe Fund because we are confident that supporting thisSemper Fi & Americas Fund and Theorganization is a great investment to help serve and assist Bob & Renee Parsons Foundationservice members, veterans and their families, said Renee Parsons, President and Executive Creative Director of PXG Generate More Than $20 Million duringApparel. The success of the match campaign is a testamentDouble Down for Veterans Campaign to the great work being done.The Fund is one of only two veteran-serving nonprofits to Press release, Camp Pendleton, Calif. receive an A+ from Charity Watch and has held a 4/4-star(January 11, 2021) rating from Charity Navigator for the past ten yearssomething Semper Fi & Americas Fund today announced that it achieved by only two percent of rated charities. Additionalhas successfully raised more than $20 millionincluding information about The Fund can be found at TheFund.org.a $10 million match from The Bob & Renee ParsonsAbout Semper Fi & Americas FundFoundationduring the annual Double Down for VeteransSemper Fi & Americas Fund provides immediate financial Campaign. This end of year fundraising sprint helps The Fundassistance and lifetime support for veterans during their timein its core mission to assist combat wounded, critically ill, andof recovery and transition back into civilian life. Since 2004, the catastrophically injured members of all branches of the U.S.Fund has issued $231 million in assistance to 25,500 service Armed Forces and their families. members, with an unprecedented 24-to-72-hour turnaround for Since the campaign began in 2012, Double Down forfunds to be issued after a grant is approved. Case Managers Veterans has raised more than $142 million through work one-on-one with service members and veterans to contributions from both donors and a dollar-for-dollar matchunderstand and support their individual needs now and from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. throughout their lifetimes. The Fund keeps its overhead low Words cannot describe the boundless generosity of in order to have the greatest impact on the lives of veterans Bob and Renee Parsons. They are more than just long-timeand their families and has been awarded the highest ratings partners, they are truly family to The Fund in every sense offrom watchdog groups: A+ from CharityWatch (one of only two the word, said Karen Guenther, Semper Fi & Americas FundVeteran nonprofits to receive their highest rating), a Charity Founder, President and CEO. The Parsons not only help Navigator 4-Star rating for ten consecutive years (an achievement The Fund raise the needed capital to help us run programsattained by only 2% of rated charities), and the Platinum Seal and services to care for service members, veterans and theirof Transparency from GuideStar. Learn more at TheFund.org.families, but more importantly, they give people what they About The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundationneed mostpurpose and hopewhich are urgently neededThe Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offers support to right now.nonprofit organizations successfully working to empower, The money raised from this campaign helps support Theeducate, nurture and nourish people during what is often the Funds vital programming. These programs assist the servicedarkest time of their lives. Founded in 2012 by philanthropists member - and family unit - from injury through recovery, aid inand business leaders Bob and Renee Parsons to provide hope the transition back into the community and provide wellnessand life-changing assistance to the countrys most vulnerable tools for body, mind and spirit. populations, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation offersWhen a veteran or military family needs help, The Fundcritical funding at critical times to those in need. The is there, said Bob Parsons, Marine Corps Vietnam CombatFoundations giving is driven by the core belief that all people Veteran and Founder and CEO of PXG. From addressing regardless of race, religion, roots, economic status, sexual immediate financial needs to providing long-term support inorientation or gender identitydeserve access to quality managing PTSD,this is an organization that has continued healthcare, education and a safe place to call home. to stand strong for our nations heroes.The impact of COVID-19 has greatly increased the need Follow @WeDealInHope on social media or visit TBRPF.org, for service member and family assistance, and The Fund to learn more about partner organizations and the important has stepped up to meet those needs through its issuance ofwork being done in the community. grants. From the start of the year through December 15, 2020,https://semperfifund.org/news-events/press-releases/Thank You For Your Service HApril 2021H Military Appreciation Resource Magazine 27'