Fast Facts: IVMF By The Numbers
To date, more than 192,000+ transitioning service members, veterans and military family members, were impacted 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 250,000 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 50 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 14 national programs in 9 countries
- Key Public Sector Partners: Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DoL), U.S. Military Branches Small Business Administration (SBA), and many state and local partners
- Delivering national programs empowering transitioning service members, veterans and their families to thrive post-service
- Delivering no-cost career and entrepreneurship training
- Working with communities to enhance service-delivery for veterans and their families by creating and implementing collaborative models designed to meet the unique needs of each community
- Producing actionable, applied research, analytics and evaluation, that delivers insights and contributes to national policy discussions focused on empowering veterans and their families
- Leveraging Syracuse University’s historic commitment to serving veterans and their families
- Supported by a world-class advisory board and public and private partners
Research, Measurement, and Evaluation
Boots to Business
Entrepreneurship graduates in business today:
Expanded from one coordinated care center in 2013 to 18 in 2022 with over 1,000 providers.
Community of Practice
500+ engagements of 25+ communities, inclusive of thousands of providers sharing insights and best practices to improve care and services for veterans and military families.
$5.8M raised by communities with the support from the CoP
Onward to Opportunity
Coalition of Veteran-Owned Business (CVOB)
Center of Excellence for Veteran Entrepreneurship (COE)
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