Supporting Military Connected Entrepreneurs

Get Involved

The Second Service Foundation exists to create opportunities for military community entrepreneurs by providing access to capital, educational content, coaching, mentoring, inspiration and community.

Growing small businesses

Military Community

There are approximately 2.5 million veteran-owned small businesses in the United States, representing 9.1 percent of all U.S. businesses and employing nearly 6 million Americans annually (SBA, 2017). According to a recent study conducted by Syracuse University’s Institute for Veteran and Military Families, the three most common challenges veteran entrepreneurs face are limited networks, difficulty developing mentorships and access to capital. The Second Service Foundation’s programs solve all three of these challenges.


Support our mission

Ways to Be Involved

Your support helps us to inspire, educate, and support military entrepreneurs through coaching, capital, and resources.

Share your time and talents as an event volunteer for our regional Military Entrepreneur Challenges or Speed Coaching events. 

Share your expertise with entrepreneurs and small business owners as part of our Military Entrepreneur Challenge.


Sponsor a Military Entrepreneur Challenge grant or partner with to host an event. Contact us for further information.

veteran & military spouse entrepreneurs

Become a Donor

The Second Service Foundation is home to the Military Entrepreneur Challenge, a nationwide grant program that gives veteran and military entrepreneurs whose businesses or non-profits have a significant social impact on the military community the opportunity to compete for capital to grow their small business. 


Our grants are made possible by our generous sponsors and donors.