Founded in 2003 to provide school scholarships and funding for third world humanitarian missions, Making a Difference Foundation (MADF) has grown into a direct service nonprofit focused on meeting the needs of residents within the Puget Sound region. The nonprofit’s sanctuary garden provides a nurturing environment in which women veterans grow organic food for the community. Food is distributed through the nonprofit’s food bank, delivered to home-bound and elderly residents, and packed in backpacks distributed to homeless clients. In 2016, MADF provided nearly 1.6 pounds of food to over 110,700 people. Most recently, the nonprofit launched a pilot program designed to provide safe, secure, and stable housing for high-need veterans with families. The program provides its clients with a safe home, financial stability classes, and connections to social services.