About the Greer Foundation
The mission of the Greer Foundation is to inspire a new generation of American Patriots and raise public awareness of the sacrifices of serving our nation. The Foundation seeks to promote the values of American Soldiers - Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. This mission is embodied in our awards and outreach programs.
We are led by a retired Soldier who draws upon his experiences as a warrior-leader to drive our vision and whip us into shape. For more than a decade the foundation has been instrumental in changing lives and inspiring youth to become successful citizens. Our focus on family values, love for God and country, and compassion for kids is empowering a new generation of American Patriots. We appreciate your interest and ecourage you to learn more about our programs, awards, and history.
» Military Adventure Series (MAS)
MAS is designed to expose kids to life in the United States Military. Each MAS is a specially selected cohort of youngsters who travel to military bases, museums, historic battlefields, and veteran’s hospitals to meet “real life” warriors and learn first-hand the benefits, opportunities, and history of military service. MAS participants are encouraged to share their personal experiences through reflective essays, photo collages, videos, vignettes, oral presentations, or special projects.
» Honoring Fallen Warriors
The foundation created three distinct awards in honor of Special Forces soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Each of these warriors played a special role in Greer's life and he is committed to honoring their memory and service. These awards and the many projects the foundation sponsors are designed to inspire future leaders and promote patriotism. He often quotes the Bible when speaking about the awards reminding us all that "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13.
» Wounded Warrior Support
The foundation has been a staunch advocate for wounded warriors. Greer has provided escort, counseling, and scholarship assistance to many deserving warriors. He has spoken at wounded warrior fundraisers and benefits across America helping to honor and empower wounded warriors. He continues to visit wounded warriors at military hospitals to thank them for their service. Greer has donated hundreds of foundation t-shirts to wounded warriors knowing that when service members are wounded on the battlefield, there is no time to pack.
When Command Sergeant Major Greer left the Army in 2003 he knew he wanted to spend his life working in the areas he cared about most and where he could make a measurable difference.
The idea for his vision was forged inside war-torn Kosovo in 2002. Then a Task Force Command Sergeant Major, Greer spent much of his time winning the hearts and minds of the local children. Their strength, passion, and suffering inspired him. It also reminded him that our freedoms and our children are worth fighting for.
While serving in Kosovo, Command Sergeant Major Greer happened upon a young Albanian boy who had a sparkle in his eye. He was unique, different from the others; a natural leader that other kids followed. Nicknamed "Mafia," he approached Greer one afternoon and in broken English said, “Whas up Sarjant Majhor!” They traded words for several minutes and Greer presented Mafia with a Task Force Challenge Coin for Excellence. Mafia was excited at the gesture and quickly spoke of repaying Greer.
Several days later Greer and his interpreter, Alban Fetahu, met with Mafia and his mother at their small home. Greer listened carefully as Mafia's mother told of the horror of her husband’s killing at the hands of Slovodan Milosevich’s henchmen.
It was that moment -- sipping on very strong Albanian coffee and watching Mafia’s expression as he listened to the story of his Dad’s untimely death -- that Greer felt compelled to help. Greer developed a strong bond with Mafia and his family. This chance meeting set in motion a strong desire to help those less fortunate. Since 2003, the foundation has helped motivate and inspire exceptionally promising individuals to overcome adversity, to climb to glory, and to trust in God. Meet Greer
Tax Exempt Status
The Steven J. Greer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation. Our Tax ID is: 14-1872695
Tax-exempt status received on July 21, 2003. View letter
We comply with all applicable IRS Tax-exempt regulations and are listed in Publication 78, Cumulative List of Organizations described in section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Private foundations, like the Greer Foundation, receive the majority of their money from only one individual, family or corporation. We file IRS Form 990-PF annually. Copies of our Form 990-PF are provided free of charge upon written request. No one is compensated at the foundation and 100% of our donations go directly to supporting our mission.