Salute Inc

Buying, Selling, & Leasing Helps Provide Financial and Medical Assistance for Veterans

After serving in their nation’s armed forces, many veterans face financial, physical, and emotional challenges as they search for new work or adapt to life with injuries. SALUTE, INC (SI). helps US military veterans with the transition. As a member of Investing In Communities, SALUTE, INC. can receive funding from the real estate transactions of its supporters, at no cost to the supporter or to SALUTE, INC. As more supporters use this platform, at no cost to them, before engaging a real estate agent, SALUTE, INC. will have more resources to dedicate to supporting real American heroes as they resume their civilian lives. 

In addition to organizing military fundraisers, SALUTE, INC. offers a host of services and programs for military veterans. Founded in 2003 in the aftermath of 9/11, SALUTE, INC. has been giving back to service men and women ever since. And, SI gets creative with fundraisers!   The Mrs. Veteran America competition is an event where contestants are sponsored to run in combat boots, instead of running shoes, to raise funds for SALUTE, INC. In addition to the Financial Assistance Program, SALUTE, INC. also offers home-based family and veteran care via the Home-Based Veteran and Family Care program, the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program, the Walking Tall Cane Project, and rehabilitation services at the Shepherd Center. 

Financial Assistance Program

Whether they are leaving military life behind or are actively deployed, military veterans and their families often face challenging financial hurdles. SALUTE, INC.’s Financial Assistance Program is designed to help get these families out of tight spots and keep them on their feet by helping with:

  • Rent or Mortgage Payments;
  • Car-related Expenses; 
  • Phone, Internet, and Utility Bills; and
  • Other significant expenses weighing military families down.

Home-Based Veteran and Family Care Program

SALUTE, INC. connects veterans with the Home-Based Veteran and Family Care Program, run and funded by the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital. This program is a leading clinic for veterans suffering from the wounds that are hard to see, such as:

  • Post Traumatic sStress;
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries;
  • Anxiety;
  • Depression;
  • Substance abuse and disorders;
  • Sexual trauma; and
  • Family relationship problems. 

Emory Healthcare Veterans Program

At no cost to veterans and their families, SALUTE, INC. provides in- and out-patient care for post 9/11 veterans and service members anywhere in the country through the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program. This care is aimed at treating emotional and psychological wounds such as post-traumatic stress disorder or military sexual trauma.

Walking Tall Cane Project

For veterans and active service members in need of a cane, SALUTE, INC. provides complementary, high quality canes that fit the body types and needs of each veteran or soldier through the Walking Tall Cane Project

Shepherd Center

SALUTE, INC. partners with the Shepherd Center’s SHARE program to provide full rehabilitation services for veterans with spinal, brain, or blast injuries.

Homestretch For Heroes 5K

The HomeStretch For Heroes 5K, is an annual fundraiser that raises money for SALUTE, INC. while giving donors a chance to run a professionally-timed 5k in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Care for Veterans

At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about supporting military veterans and service members can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for SALUTE, INC. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support the mission of Salute, INC. by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?


Location: Palatine, IL

Focus Area: Health and Wellness, Social Justice

Budget: $1 million - $5 million

Want to help this charity with your next real estate transaction?

We respect your privacy and want to make sure you are totally at ease. By submitting, you are sharing your information with us only and we will not share it with or sell it to anyone else. We will contact you by email to get more information about your real estate needs. Then we will provide you with several agents suited to your needs and you may contact them -or not- as you choose. There’s no sales pitch or pressure. It's entirely your choice.


As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, SALUTE, INC. is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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