About Us

About Us

The Freedom Foundation is a grassroots
501(c)3 Non-Profit Veterans Service
and Support Organization.

The Freedom Foundation was formed by a group of local military veterans who saw the need
for a “Veterans Helping Veterans” approach to navigating the challenges of everyday life
after serving our country. Our organization has now expanded to veterans and civilians
working together to make a difference in the lives of those who have served.

What We Do

Here’s a closer look at what our programs accomplished in 2019

 8,761 Total Veterans Served

  • 5,356 Volunteer Hours Recorded
  • 2,983 meals served at our Weekly Luncheon
  • 40,000+ lbs of food distributed to veterans through our food pantry
  • $10,600 gift cards distributed to veterans
  • 292 Holiday meals served
  • Christmas gifts provided to 4 Veteran families

 Temporary Housing/Shelter

  • 63 veterans saved from eviction
  •  96 total days of shelter in Motels
  • 41 saved from utility delinquency
  • Many other misc. home and shelter related emergencies

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • 2,139 bus rides provided
  • 117 emergency medical assistance
  • 118 Veteran Advocacy assistance calls
  • Many other misc. emergency assistance aid

Our Veterans Center

Our Veterans Center is located at 609 Center Point Road NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402. The Center has numerous amenities for our Veterans, which includes a pool table, two big screen TV’s, a small library, a computer lab, a poker table and a large conference table where our Veterans enjoy coffee, snacks and other refreshments, while reveling in the camaraderie of their fellow Veterans.

Learn More About Our Support Programs

100% of all monies and in-kind donations made go directly to serve our Veterans.

We have a private donor that donates all monies needed for our operational and administrative expenses.

Join our Support Network