The Gratitude Initiative invites you to join us in our mission. The commitment and financial support of our partners is critical to GI’s success. GI’s partners play a vital role in positively impacting the lives of our military and veteran children for generations to come by helping them succeed in college, career, and life.

Program Partners – $250,000 +

Carry The Load

Carry The Load is a non-profit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes — military, veterans, law enforcement, firefighters, rescue personnel and their families. What started as a mission to restore the true meaning of Memorial Day has broadened to include more than just our military heroes and more than just the one holiday. Carry The Load works to bring all Americans together to participate in honoring our nation’s heroes every day.


Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our Nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.


Mission Partners – $200,000 +



Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services for the ever-evolving needs of the energy industry. Founded in 1919, Halliburton serves major, national and independent oil and natural gas companies throughout the world. Halliburton and our 40,000+ global employees collaborate and engineer solutions to maximize asset value for our customers. Our execution culture focuses on continuous improvement. Our values guide us to achieve more in how we relate to each other and everyone with whom we interact.


Tip of the Spear Foundation

Formed by Special Operations personnel in 2011, Tip of the Spear Foundation (TOTSF) is an official 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting our Nation’s Elite Operators and their families during times of need. Operating with a low profile and “no-fail approach,” TOTSF delivers essential, timely, and impactful support to these men and their families.



H‑E‑B Operation Appreciation is a companywide campaign created to honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces — men and women who are H‑E‑B Partners and customers, friends and family. Operation Appreciation partners with organizations that support U.S. troops and their families. In contributing time, talent and financial support, H‑E‑B recognizes and appreciates the dedication and sacrifices service members make on behalf of the nation.


Navy Seal Foundation

Built on an unparalleled legacy and established in 2000, the Navy SEAL Foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, national, non-profit benevolent organization headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is a resolute cornerstone for the Naval Special Warfare community and their families in times of adversity and triumph. Our programs are designed to improve health and welfare, build and enhance resiliency, empower and educate their families, and provide critical support during times of illness, injury, and loss.


Vision Partners – $100,000 +

Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips

Headquartered in Georgetown, Texas, Sport Clips Haircuts is a sports-themed hair care franchise for men and boys with more than 1,700 stores across the United States and Canada. Established in 1993 and franchised in 1995 by Gordon Logan, founder and CEO, the company is one of the nation’s leading franchises and in 2018, celebrated 25 years in business. It is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and ranked #10 in the “Franchise 500.” Sport Clips has also been ranked by FORBES as a “Top Ten Best Franchise” to buy for its investment category.


Hero Partners – $25,000 +

Valor Partners – $10,000 +


Gratitude Initiative teams with multiple organizations to enlist their support in raising awareness about GI’s programs in order to reach the military and veteran families who need our help the most.