Throughout the year, Americans across the world make time to recognize and honor the sacrifices made by brave individuals to keep us all safe. Americans love, respect, and honor our troops all year round -- people donate more than $2.5 billion annually to the over 40,000 American charities with military-related missions.

This list of highly-rated organizations provide a variety of services from lifting troops' morale to offering financial assistance for food, rent, utilities, and medical expenses. Each of these organizations demonstrate best practices in financial responsibility, as well as accountability and transparency.

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation

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Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation's mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths as ruled by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vision of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to ensure that every child of a fallen patriot receives all necessary college funding. Since 2002, Children of Fallen Patriots has grown in its mission and vision to extend peace of mind through college scholarships to Gold Star families in all 50 states, in all branches of the military.