Impact Forum

In response to the results of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation’s comprehensive RAND study, Hidden Heroes: America’s Military Caregivers, the Foundation engaged members of its National Coalition – public, private, nonprofit, labor and faith community partners – to develop forward-thinking strategies to tackle the complex challenges caregivers face.

The Foundation continues to engage with its coalition partners through the Impact Forum, an initiative dedicated to facilitating discussion on the needs of military and veteran caregivers, while spotlighting best practices for programs that serve this population. Through the Impact Forum, we seek to advance dialogue on emerging issues in the caregiver space, and unite its partners around a set of actions to address those issues and questions.

Pillars of Impact

• Families and Communities
• Education and Training
• Employment and Workplace Support
• Health and Wellbeing
• Financial and Legal Support

Impact Calls

The Foundation will host bimonthly calls open to our coalition partners.  During these calls we will focus on one of our pillars, and showcase related programs making a direct impact in military and veteran caregiver lives.

August 16, 2017 – The Importance of Research in Building Comprehensive Programs – Call Recording

August 16, 2017 – The Importance of Research in Building Comprehensive Programs – Key Takeaways

October 24, 2017 – The Role of Funders in Military and Veteran Caregiver Support – Call Recording

Impact Roundtables

In addition to calls, we will be convening at least 3-4 in-person roundtables annually, to bring our partners together to discuss the most important issues that have arisen throughout the year.

If you are interested in joining the Impact Forum, please contact Laurel Rodewald at