The Patriot Initiative

To promote American patriotism and honor our heroes, the Patriot Initiative serves to support the mission of The War Memorial, recognize veterans as patriots, honor our fallen heroes, foster positive growth and awareness, and engage our community.

Criteria to be met for consideration

  • Must be a 501(c)(3) organization with established governance
  • Multiple employees (not a one-person show)
  • Been in existence for at least three years
  • Must submit most recent 990
  • Meets criteria for administrative vs. direct service dollars to be confirmed by The War Memorial
  • Project specific request that aligns with The War Memorial mission:
    • The mission of The War Memorial is to be a patriotic, cultural, and community leader.
  • Initial scope is Southeast Michigan

Attachments to include

  • A copy of the IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) status
  • Annual report if available
  • List of Board of Directors with affiliations
  • Current operating budget, including expenses and revenue



For their heroism and dedication, we honor patriots in every form, from veterans to local police. Upon the walls of the historic Alger estate, our Memorial names every warrior from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, who gave his or her life while protecting our nation. From Memorial Day to Veteran’s Day, events at The War Memorial remind us of our mission to honor our nation’s patriots.


The Patriot Initiative provides service by having a designated fund in our endowment, which grants support to other organizations that excel at providing specific high-value services to patriots. We also offer an annual series of free events for patriots on the campus of The War Memorial.


Providing a strong and consistent demonstration of patriotism, we lead the charge to recognize patriots in our community, across our nation, and throughout our daily lives. We also mobilize support for policy and awareness that reminds us of how frequently everyone is affected by patriotism.