How we started

In March of 2001, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, America's oldest veterans organization, founded the Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund (ORHF). The organization sought to help wounded veterans venture into the outdoors after receiving medical care for serious injuries. In December 2012, ORHF became its own entity and since that time has continued to make the joys of outdoor recreation a reality again for thousands of veterans. In October 2016, the organization changed its name to Veteran's Outdoor Fund (VOF).

Our mission

The Veterans Outdoor Fund (VOF) exists to provide healing opportunities to veterans, troops, and their families through hunting, fishing, and other outdoor activities. Our goal remains the same as it was when we first began, but has become uniquely ours in that we aid all veterans--injured or not--regardless of when they served.

Active duty troops have our support as well. They're always welcome to join us for hunting and fishing trips. And at VOF, we believe in families. The families of veterans and troops have our sincerest admiration.

We're hunters. We're anglers. Be a hero: help a hero. Join the VOF mission today

Meet the board

Words from our troops

"Just got my package from David Blanton. Was so very excited it's great that someone that big would take the time to send me stuff. He sent me a signed picture, two DVDs and three hats one of which himself, Bill Jordan and Micheal Waddell all signed. Thank you so much for sharing my story with him. I also wanted to say Thank you for all you have done for me. Since are hunt I have been taking others hunting and sharing the passion with others. It's still been limited to friends and family but I have in joyed every moment. Thank you for showing me how much the outdoors means to me again. It has brought me and my family closer together by giving us something we can share. I only hope to be able to keep sharing the outdoors with others. Thank you again for everything."

SPC. Ryan Myers


"As a Vietnam veteran and volunteer with ORHF, I have had the pleasure to see the positive effect that ORHF has had on our heroes and their family members. My wife Judy and I have been volunteering for six years; it has been a blessing and has brought us a great deal of joy knowing that we have--in a small way-- assisted in their recovery. A donation will allow ORHF to continue helping our heroes who have given so much for us."

Chris Anthon


Naples, Florida

"ORHF has given me so much. It has allowed me to grow as a person. It has changed many lives by way of hunting and allowing veterans to get out and hunt with their comrades and brothers-in-arms. Further, I have made friends and contacts for life. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!"

Michael Hall


Independence, Kansas