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. James Kniestedt, a veteran of United States Army Special Forces, has gone through intense combat and has seen the sacrifice of our brave service men and women. Forced to retire due to combat related injuries, he has dedicated a large portion of his time to those who have and are currently serving our nation and their families overcome the challenges of everyday life.

WHAT WE DO

Our nation’s heroes dedicated part of their lives to us, to serve us, protect us and allow us to enjoy our lives. They selflessly volunteered for duty, left their families and comforts of civilian life to risk their health and lives for the benefit of all Americans. In many cases, they have paid a heavy price. In appreciation, the Kniestedt Foundation wants to give back. Our goal is to make sure these individuals and their families are able to enjoy their life to the fullest.

HOW WE WORK

The Kniestedt Foundation is based in Texas. 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. With a streamlined operation and dedicated volunteer staff, our foundation strives to keep operational expenses to a minimum so that we effectively deliver resources and results. Our foundation also provides additional personal support as needed.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE.

James Kniestedt

FOUNDER

Jim is a veteran of United States Army Special Forces and founder of the Kniestedt Foundation. His active role and dedication to the cause is an example for all of us involved in the foundation.

HELP US NOW!
“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

WORK AND SUCCESS

Kniestedt Foundation Joins Inaugural Top Team TUG-O-WAR Challenge

August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Kniestedt Foundation Joins Inaugural Top Team TUG-O-WAR Challenge

There is a new event coming to Southeast Missouri and the Kniestedt Foundation is proud to announce they will [...]

This ‘Black Hawk Down’ special operator is still fighting, but on a different front

August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on This ‘Black Hawk Down’ special operator is still fighting, but on a different front

Dr. Norman Hooten, a retired Army master sergeant who served in the elite Delta Force and was on [...]

Veterans and military service members can have high levels of stress

August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Veterans and military service members can have high levels of stress

Learn how to understand and manage your stress with the information and tips below, provided by the Transition Assistance [...]

A Veteran Outdoors: Stacy Bare

August 27th, 2018|Comments Off on A Veteran Outdoors: Stacy Bare

After serving in Iraq with the military, veteran Stacy Bare came back to the states to find himself caught up [...]

OUR PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATES