IVMF By The Numbers
To date, more than 132,000 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, Google, Fiserv, USAA, Prudential, Accenture
- Over 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
IVMF national programs empower transitioning service members and veterans to enhance their post-service lives–and the lives of their families–by delivering no-cost career, vocational and entrepreneurship training. In addition, the IVMF’s work is fundamentally changing the way in which communities collaborate to match the needs of veterans and their families to available resources, services, and care. Through applied research, measurement, evaluation and data solutions, the research and evaluation team informs IVMF programs, delivers insights, guides future direction, and empowers action across the veteran and military family community. Like all of us, the IVMF has a compelling obligation to assist veterans and their families realize their full potential as individuals and members of their communities.
RESEARCH, MEASUREMENT, & EVALUATION
- Introduction to Entrepreneurship two-day courses are held at over 35 military installations (CONUS/OCONUS) in eight countries.
Participated in 50+ events in 16 states and one international event, reaching 21,100+ participants including 1500+ veteran-owned business with 22 corporate CVOB partners.
Cody Brack, 2018 Onward to Opportunity Graduate
Cody Brack is a former Marine Corps Sergeant, now working as a Cyber Network Operator after completion of his Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) training. Cody is one of hundreds of Onward to Opportunity participants who have taken advantage of one of our cyber learning pathways, allowing him to transition out of the military into a civilian job that maximizes his military-conferred skills and provides a competitive salary.
“Onward to Opportunity gives you the knowledge and skills to find a well-fitting job that pays what you deserve.”
– Cody Brack