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WHO WE ARE

What began as one man’s vision to help the community around him has blossomed into a foundation committed to helping our nation’s heroes recognize and achieve their full potential as they return to civilian life.

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WHAT WE DO

Past and present members of our armed forces left their families and comfort of civilian life, and risked their health and life for the benefit of all Americans.

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HOW WE WORK

Our programs are open to all veterans of the United States Armed Forces and those currently serving. We work with the U.S. Government, Veterans Affairs, and other organizations to help improve quality of life for those who have and are currently serving our great nation.

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“Our nation’s heroes and their families have all sacrificed, many gave the ultimate sacrifice. We are committed to serving all of them.”
James Kniestedt • President

Our Promise

With a streamlined operation and dedicated volunteer staff, our foundation strives to keep operational expenses to a minimum so that we can effectively deliver resources and results. Our activities target pre-selected veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Forces. Our foundation provides additional personal support as needed. Transparency is our number one priority. Our activities target pre-selected veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Forces. Our foundation provides additional personal support as needed. Transparency is our number one priority.

Personal stories

We want to make sure those who have served and those currently serving and their families are not a faceless crowd. Behind every person is a life story that has touched us and made us want to help. We ask you to inquire about our heroes, their lives, their stories and to share the good and bad times with them.

Programs

The Kniestedt Foundation is developing programs ranging from medical assistance, quality of living and education to activities helping our heroes enjoy their life to its fullest.
Our primary programs cover our veterans and active duty service men and women, along with their parents and close family members.

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Our nation’s heroes and their families have sacrificed so much and we are committed to serving them.

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Headed West Once Again

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Headed West Once Again

The Kniestedt Foundation is excited to announce they will once again be conducting a team effort that will result in six military Veterans heading out West during the fall of 2018 in pursuit of big [...]

Bob Dole turns 95 – let me tell you about my friend and a great American

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Bob Dole turns 95 – let me tell you about my friend and a great American

Former Senate Republican leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole turns 95 Sunday. He remains an example to our country and to the world. In a political climate driven by an obsession with airtime and winning [...]

Military Veterans Get the ‘Healing Power of Music’ in Guitars for Vets

July 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Military Veterans Get the ‘Healing Power of Music’ in Guitars for Vets

The Rockford Chapter of Guitars for Vets hosted “Heroes Unplugged,” its third annual benefit event at the Nordlof Center Saturday. The program featured emcee Aaron Wilson, Paul Bronson, Post Facto, the Rockford Dance Company Cardio [...]

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