To date, more than 120,000 transitioning service members, veterans and military family members, were served by IVMF programs. In 2007, when we launched our very first program – before the IVMF was even founded – that number was 17.
Those numbers matter because they speak to our mission, and the commitment of our people, our funders, our partners, and our world-class advisory board to take action to advance and positively impact the post-service lives of this nation’s veterans and their families.
- Roughly 200,000 service members and their families are transitioning from the military each year making the need to focus on post-service lives even more critical
- Almost half of transitioned service members said getting socialized to civilian culture was a top challenge after leaving service
- Nearly 75% of transitioned service members indicated employment-related considerations are central to decisions concerning transition
- 55% of service members do not want to pursue careers similar to their military careers
- Nearly 60% of veterans say access to care and navigating services are among their top challenges.
- Nearly 40 major external funders, including founding partner JPMorgan Chase & Co., as well as Schultz Family Foundation, The Walmart Foundation, First Data, USAA, Prudential, Accenture
- Almost 100 professional staff across the country
- Operating in 46 states, 2 U.S. territories and 9 countries
- Key partnerships: Dod, VA, Veterans Affairs Center for Innovation, the SBA, and many state and local partners
RESEARCH, MEASUREMENT, & EVALUATION
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship two-day courses are held at over 35 military installations (CONUS/OCONUS) in seven countries.
- Launched new Follow On courses including 13 Business Fundamental topics and 4 specialty tracks.