Welcome to Active Valor, a combat veteran run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in San Diego, CA dedicated to giving new purpose to veterans by pairing them as mentors to children of our nation’s fallen heroes, referred to as Gold Star Children. 


Our program, Valor Adventures, was designed by a former Navy SEAL, envisioned to give new

purpose to the lives of those who have served by redirecting their passion towards making a positive change in their local communities. Our veterans are placed in a mentorship role and given the chance to pass on their profound skill-sets gained from their military career to children that no

longer have access to it. Together, our dynamic-duos utilize teamwork & problem solving to overcome different obstacles and challenges to successfully complete their missions. 



Valor Adventures is a program designed exclusively for Gold Star families. Through this program, Gold Star children are paired one-on-one with their very own veteran mentor for a day of extraordinary adventure. Together, they get to participate in mission-based adventures that promote problem solving, community building, self confidence, critical thinking, and hands-on fun.


 Surviving spouses have their own fun to look forward to during our adventures as well. While their children are saving the day with their mentors, we invite our Gold Star Spouses to join us for their own time of relaxing, fellowship and community-building


Supporting those still fighting for our freedom is important to us, which is why we create the opportunity for you to send personalized care packages overseas, hand-packed by veterans.


Active Valor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Tax ID: 82-1739736



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Boot Barn is the largest western and workwear retailer in the nation, offering the broadest selection of genuine leather boots, durable and comfortable jeans and clothing, western-inspired fashion, and workwear including flame resistant gear. At Boot Barn, we say that our customers feed America, build America, and protect America. That is why we have an uncompromising desire to empower and support them. And Boot Barn proudly offers Active and Retired Military a 10% discount on every item, every day. Epitomizing the American dream of hard work, honesty, and value—we strive to offer a piece of the American spirit, one handshake at a time.


Batta Fulkerson Law is a full service personal injury law firm located in San Diego, CA who serves clients throughout Southern California. Their firm was founded on the principle of concierge customer service, providing their clients with the same level of high level service for every client regardless of the size of the case. Batta Fulkerson Law Group has been instrumental in supporting Active Valor’s programs, ensuring our Gold Star Families and veteran mentors have ample opportunities to grow and heal, together. 


BLT Enterprises as a business specializes in the acquisition, entitlement, development, operation, and property management of industrial, office, retail, mixed-use and special-use properties. After many years of donating time and funds, in 2016, BLT decided to make these efforts more consciously organized and more of a priority and embarked on the journey to form the BLT Foundation. Our mission is to better the communities that have helped us succeed by improving the lives of families in need. Our commitment to community involvement spans a variety of different organizations with a significant emphasis on important causes that contribute to children, health, and the fight against homelessness.

ADS, Inc.

ADS, Inc. is a leading value-added logistics and supply chain solutions provider that proudly serves all branches of the U.S. Military, federal, state and local government organizations, law enforcement agencies, first responders, partner nations, and the defense industry.

Headquartered in Virginia Beach, VA, ADS is a Top 50 Department of Defense Contractor focused on solving our customers’ challenges by providing the best product and service offerings, the broadest array of procurement options, and legendary customer service.


Thank you for everything you have given to our mission, and for putting our Veterans & Gold Star Families first.

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