At Trace Systems we consider community involvement and making a positive contribution to our society a key aspects of our organization. With a geographically diverse staff population primarily supporting the Warfighter, we believe it is important to extend our support to causes and organizations not only within the communities where our employees work and live, but also that benefit our Servicemen and women, their families and the military community. Our staff members have many talents and the passion to do great things both in the office and in the community. As an organization, we reserve a portion of the company’s profits on an annual basis to continue supporting causes on a corporate level in addition to supporting the individual efforts of our staff. Below is a listing of some of the groups we support.
Fisher House Foundation: Fisher House Foundation is best known for their network of comfort homes located at major military and VA medical centers nationwide where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. In addition, Fisher House Foundation also operates the Hero Miles program, the Hotels for Heroes program and manages a grant program that supports other military charities and scholorship funds for military children, spouses and children of fallen and disabled veterans.
USO-Metro: USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to "serving those who serve, and their families" in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. With the help of nearly 5,000 devoted volunteers, USO-Metro provides programs and services for active duty troops and their families at area military hospitals, five USO Centers, four USO airport lounges and a Mobile USO.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation: It takes a special kind of "quiet professional" to meet the exacting standards of America's Special Operations Forces. The Special Operations Warrior Foundation ensures full scholorship grants as well as educational and family counseling to the surviving children of Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations personnel who lose their lives in the line of duty as well as immediate financial assistance for severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
Purple Heart Homes: Purple Heart Homes is dedicated to providing personalized housing solutions for Service Disabled Veterans and their families that are substantial in function, design and quality—homes that are fit to welcome home, and thank, the fighting men and women of America. Purple Heart Homes provides the service-disabled Veteran a “quality of life solution” that creates an injury specific, barrier-free living environment at little to no cost with solutions ranging from remodeling an existing home owned by the veteran to creating a completely new living space from the ground up.
National PKU Alliance: The National PKU Alliance works to improve the lives of families and individuals associated with PKU through research, support, education and advocacy, while ultimately seeking a cure. The NPKUA was formed in 2008 by parents, grandparents, and individuals across the country and is the first national non-profit organization to unite adults, families, regional and statewide PKU organizations, the medical community and PKU-friendly businesses to make a difference in the lives of people with PKU.
Our Military Kids: Our Military Kids, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to provide support and recognition to military children. This may include children ages 5 years through the 12th grade of deployed National Guard and Reserve service members, along with children of Wounded and Fallen Warriors from all branches of service. The grants to children pay for fees associated with athletic, fine arts, and tutoring programs.
The Children’s Inn at NIH: The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit residence for families and their children who are participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center. The Inn enhances the opportunities for groundbreaking medical discoveries by providing a free “place like home” that reduces the burdens of illness through a supportive environment including therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming.