The Folded Flag Foundation celebrated five years in operation last year. In that time, we have raised millions of dollars, provided more than $6 million in educational scholarships, and helped more than 400 spouses and children of fallen heroes pursue their educational dreams.

All of this was made possible as a result of the generous support from our donors and local communities. Thank you for continuing to support our mission and helping us grow so we can provide educational funding for even more Gold Star families.

Folded Flag is also excited to welcome our new president – Kim Frank – to the family. Kim comes to us with more than 20 years of marketing and community outreach experience. You can learn more about Kim and access the press release by reading below.

We will begin accepting scholarship applications on Monday, March 2, for summer school/camp and the 2020-21 academic school year. We expect to receive nearly double the number of scholarship applications from individuals whose parents or spouses have sacrificed for our country.

If you are interested in contributing to Folded Flag’s mission of providing educational scholarships, visit our website.

Thanks to our underwriting sponsors, 100% of your donation goes directly to these families and is completely tax-refundable to the full extent of the law.

Thank you again for your continuous support, and we wish you a happy 2020.

The Folded Flag Foundation Team


We are excited to announce that Kim Frank was appointed as the new President of The Folded Flag Foundation this past November. Kim joins us from the NHL Vegas Golden Knights where she served as Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations for the past three years.

Kim has more than 20 years of marketing and community relations experience, specializing in managing partnerships, large-scale events, digital/social marketing and brand development, as well as growing the fan base for professional sports and collegiate athletics. She also has extensive experience with community involvement programs.

Read the press release for detailed information on Kim’s extensive background.


The Folded Flag Foundation will begin accepting scholarship applications on Monday, March 2 for the summer school/camp and the 2020-21 academic school year.

Recipients are encouraged to begin gathering all needed documentation that must be submitted for review along with the application. You can view a list of needed documentation on our website.

Eligible recipients must be the spouse (all ages) or child (0-26) of a U.S. military or government employee who lost his or her life as a result of hostile action related to U.S. combat operations.

Please check our website for more information.


The Folded Flag Foundation has once again earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of non-profit information.

We’re proud to use GuideStar to share our mission, key metrics and need with the nation. Platinum is the highest level of recognition from GuideStar. We are proud to have received this recognition of the continued growth of our mission and operations.

Visit GuideStar’s website to learn more.

Haley’s father, CW3 Michael Hartwick, was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2006, when Haley was only 11 years old. Haley is now enrolled at Baylor University to receive her master’s degree. In the video above, you can hear more about Haley’s story and how Folded Flag was able to support her education.


We are excited to announce a number of new partnerships with organizations who are donating a percentage of sales to help support Folded Flag’s mission.


Boom Boom Platoon Donating 25 Cents of Every $1 Sold to Folded Flag

Boom Boom Platoon’s name originates from a 2006 deployment to Iraq. The founder’s platoon encountered so many IEDs that they were dubbed “Boom Boom Platoon.” As a unit, they carried out their duties successfully until the day they all came home. Boom Boom Platoon is an apparel company geared towards any individual or team that strives to bring the “boom.” The original members of Boom Boom Platoon accomplished their mission – now is the time for you to join the platoon and accomplish yours.

Red Hills Coffee Donating 10% of All Sales to Folded Flag

The Red Hills Coffee Company and Kenya Coffee Development authorities have been innovating and pushing the standards for how families enjoy coffee since the 1890s. Kenya coffee has been used for years by major and leading coffee marketers to blend with their lower-quality coffees from around the world to improve their taste.

EarthBaby Donating 1% of All Sales to Folded Flag

Earth Baby was curated out of a grandmother’s love for her grandchild. Florence Nacino, founder of Earth Baby, has over 40+ years of global experience working as a health and beauty formulation researcher, chemist and regulatory specialist for leading worldwide brands. With her extensive industry experience and knowledge, she saw a need for a product line committed to using certified organic fruit and vegetable based ingredients that was truly non-toxic, gentle and effective on baby’s skin, hair and body. 



Gold Star Golf Tournament
May 9, 2020
Tubac, AZ

Join us for our annual charity golf tournament to raise money for Gold Star families. The golf tournament will take place at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, at Tubac Golf Resort. Registration and sponsorship information can be found Please visit our registration and sponsorship information website to learn more.

24-Hour Cycling Fundraiser
May 16, 2020
Indian Springs, NV

The 39th Squadron at Creech Air Force Base is hosting a 24-hour cycling event on Saturday, May 16, where all proceeds will go to supporting The Folded Flag Foundation. In honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, participants will cycle for 24 hours with a goal to reach a total of 8455KM. Contact for more information.

2nd Annual Salute to Service Gala
Sept. 11, 2020
New York City, NY

Mark your calendar for Folded Flag’s annual Salute to Service Gala on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Join us as we pay special tribute to our nation’s fallen service members and their families.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to providing educational scholarships to the spouses and children of our nation’s fallen. Tickets for the event will go on sale soon. Check our website for more information.


Thank you again for your continued support of The Folded Flag Foundation and our mission, as well as our Gold Star families to whom we owe so much.

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