The Robert Irvine Foundation supports and strengthens the physical and mental well-being of our service members, veterans, first responders, and their families. We provide these heroes with life-changing opportunities that unlock the potential in their personal and professional lives through food, wellness, community, and financial support.

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Robert Irvine is a world-class chef and entrepreneur, and tireless philanthropic supporter of our nation’s military. The host of Food Network’s hit show Restaurant: Impossible, he has given struggling restaurateurs a second chance to turn their lives and businesses around in over 200 episodes and counting.

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Since the Foundation’s launch, we have served hearty meals to thousands of service members and veterans, we’ve supported the training of PTS service dogs for severely injured heroes and first responders, provided life-changing mobility devices for wounded, aging, ill, and injured veterans and first responders, provided Gold Star Families with relief grants to assist them through trying times, distributed scholarships for military children, and improved the quality of life for veterans by renovating kitchens and dining facilities.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we provided grants to veteran own businesses, healthcare workers, and Gold Star families in need. In addition, we’ve created resiliency programs for those we serve, such as an annual golf tournament for wounded veterans to enjoy and connect, an annual experience for surviving family members of lost loved ones by taking them out for a weekend of fun, bonding and peer-support where they are able to be with other survivors during activities such as cooking classes and military memorials honoring their lost loved ones, along with other events that promote joy and resiliency. We will continue to develop these events and programs to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our American heroes.


I’m incredibly grateful to Robert and the Robert Irvine Foundation for this gift. I can go anywhere now. I can go with my wife for a hike. I can go on the beach. Before, I would’ve been too exhausted trying to do things like that. Now? The sky’s the limit.

Chris Levi Purple Heart Recipient

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Robert Irvine Foundation A tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #46-5420676). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.