- Scottsdale US-AZ
During the final two months of 2013, the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy teamed to create a matching challenge by which the foundation would meet individual contributions to the Semper Fi Fund on a dollar-for-dollar basis. At the onset of the challenge, the Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation announced that it would match up to $1 million. When the fund hit this goal within the first month, the foundation increased its matching promise to $2.5 million. By the end of the campaign, the organizations had raised $5 million for the Semper Fi Fund. The Semper Fi Fund offers financial assistance to service members who have sustained serious injuries or struggle with critical illnesses, as well as their families. Since its inception, the organization has focused on post-9/11 service members. With a streamlined structure, the organization operates on a slim, 6 percent overhead, with the overwhelming majority of gifts going directly to the populations that most need help. Over the course of a decade, the fund has fulfilled more than 67,000 grants to more than 11,000 individuals. The total of the grants exceeds $85 million.