The Mission of TAPS

TAPS is the national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and comprehensive resources for all those grieving the death of a military or veteran loved one. 

Since 1994, TAPS has provided comfort and hope 24/7 through a national peer support network and connection to grief resources, all at no cost to surviving families and loved ones.

TAPS provides a variety of programs to survivors nationally and worldwide. Our National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp has been held annually in Washington, D.C., over Memorial Day weekend since 1994. TAPS also conducts regional survivor seminars for adults and youth programs at locations across the country, as well as retreats and expeditions around the world. Staff can get you connected to counseling in your community and help navigate benefits and resources.

If you are grieving the loss of a fallen service member, or if you know someone who can use our support, the TAPS 24/7 National Military Survivor Helpline is always available toll-free with loving support and resources at 800-959-TAPS (8277).

If you are here because our mission to care for the families of America’s fallen heroes speaks to you as well, we welcome you to connect with us about giving, volunteering, professional engagement or careers.

TAPS is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 Veterans Service Organization and is not part of, or endorsed by, the Department of Defense.

 

Our Work


In 2023, we welcomed into our TAPS Family of over 100,000, 9,611 new military and veteran survivors. TAPS provides an array of programs, survivor benefit services, trainings, resources and comfort for the families of the fallen. Learn more by downloading the impact reports below.

 

Past Year Impact Reports

 

TAPS and the United States Military Impact

graphs for survivors by relationship, cause of death and duty status

TAPS Survivors all Branches - all Quarters  2023

This activity supports the U.S. military and its veterans; however, neither the Department of Defense nor any of its components endorse this non-federal entity, product, services, or events.