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Eligibility and how to apply.

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What is the Four Star Alliance?

America’s Warrior Partnership’s Four Star Alliance is a national initiative committed to ensuring that veterans, their families and their caregivers have access to vetted adaptive sports, recreational therapy and wellness programs – helping to advance their physical, mental and emotional well-being.

We support and promote excellence in programs that veterans rely on to help with overcoming or minimizing physical, mental, social and emotional limitations.

Member organizations offer evidence-based programs and services designed to restore veterans’ independence and improve their overall quality of life. These programs include therapeutic individual, couple and family retreats; adaptive sports activities; ongoing community engagement initiatives; support animal training and placement; and, projects specifically for military kids. They range from equine therapy sessions to adaptive snowboarding lessons, span the country and have served veterans from each of the 50 states.

We were looking to collaborate with other programs to ensure excellence and develop a referral system for those we can no longer serve.

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Review Eligibility. We can't wait for you to join us!

To be eligible to apply for membership, an organization must:


  • Be a registered 501(c)(3) in existence at least 1 year


  • Provide adaptive sports, recreational therapy and/or wellness services to military, veterans and their families


  • Be in good standing with the IRS with up to date filings


  • Be able to justify their program design for intended long-term benefits


  • Provide consistent military-focused programs over time

All members are subject to an annual membership fee of $125.​

Does your organization meet all the requirements?​

Application Process


  1. Applications are submitted to the Membership Committee weekly

  2. Applicant information is reviewed (this includes provided information as well as 990s, annual reports, and outreach and impact reviews)

  3. Interviews/Questions

  4. Final review

  5. Decisions are confirmed via email

  6. Approved organizations submit the annual fee ($125) to finalize membership

Applicants should allow up to 45 days for the process to be completed and a final decision to be made.

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