Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is your mission?

    Through a variety of outdoor activities and outings, NPLB Outdoors builds lasting relationships with those directly impacted by combat during our nation’s armed conflicts, regardless of era, in order to promote positive outcomes and lifelong successes.

  • Are you a 501(c)3 non-profit organization?

    Yes we are! Your contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS regulations. Our Federal ID # is 81-1602191. To access our IRS Determination Letter or 990 Forms, check out our Tax and Financial page.

  • What does NPLB stand for?

    It stands for No Person Left Behind.  The founders of the organization were inspired by the  military's philosophy of leaving no one behind.  They wanted to apply that same value to the organization.  Including NPLB in our name reminds us of our responsibility to serve those who served.

  • Who do you provide assistance to?

    Our program is available to all wounded, injured and ill combat veterans with a service-connected disability - regardless of era.  We serve all branches of the military.  Certain events may be restricted to those with higher disability ratings and others are exclusively for Purple Heart recipients.

  • How can I sign up for an event?

    Check our calendar for events you're interested in and submit a veteran application under USERS > Veteran.

  • How is NPLB Outdoors funded?

    We are a privately funded non-profit. We do not receive any government funds and rely exclusively on the generosity of donors. While we have a growing list of corporate partners, most of our funds are generated by private and family foundations, individual donors and community fundraisers are held across the country.

  • What percentage of my donation goes to overhead?

    Nearly 92 cents of every dollar donated goes directly towards program expenses! For additional information, please email info@NPLBOutdoors.org. You may also view our financial statements on the Tax and Financial page.

  • Do you charge veterans anything in return for your services?

    No!  Our program is absolutely free to all of our veterans.   There are no strings attached and no expectations for any type of repayment.

  • How can I make a donation?

    You can donate using your credit card through our website. If you prefer to mail in a donation, please send your check to:

    NPLB Outdoors
    P.O. Box 132
    Libertytown, MD 21762

    You can also join our Monthly Giving Program for as little as $10 a month.

  • Do you have chapters across the country?

    No.  While we have core groups of volunteers in other parts of the country, all of our programs are administered through our headquarters in Maryland.  We currently host events around the world, and it is possible to designate your funds for certain areas or events.  Please contact us for additional information.

  • Is it possible to contact any of the veterans you serve?

    To protect the privacy of our veterans, we do not share their contact information.   We may be able to provide your contact to veterans when appropriate.

  • Why haven't I heard of your organization?

    We are a grassroots organization and made a deliberate decision to keep our overhead low.  This requires us to minimize the amount of money we spend on advertising.  While we are working to develop more national exposure, we firmly believe your money should go directly to the program.  You can help others find out about us by spreading the word.

  • Do you have corporate partners? If so, what type of support do you receive from them?

    Yes. And the list is growing. Check them out on our Home and Partnerships pages and consider supporting them the way they support our troops.

    We treat our sponsors’ privacy much like our veterans and won’t comment on the specifics of our relationships. Each sponsorship package is customized to meet the needs of the corporation. Some sponsors provide monetary donations. Others provide services or in-kind donations. Some provide a combination of both.