By Matt Phillips

Matt Phillips, the founder and CEO of Jarhead Java, writes this article about his company in order to share his mission of supporting our military.  Matt comes from a family of Marines, with his father serving in the Marine Corps during World War II.   Matt volunteered to deploy to Iraq in 2008 as part of the OIF LOGCAP logistical support mission. Matt forward deployed to FOB Warrior/Kirkuk to support the front lines of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.

“Enjoy a great tasting cup of coffee and you will be helping to support wounded and critically ill members of all branches of our armed forces and their families”. (

Jarhead Java’s Mission is Simple

The Semper Fi Fund and its program America’s Fund, provide immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.  The Semper Fi Fund helps ensured injured service members and their families have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. Since the Semper Fi Fund’s inception in 2004, over $127 million has been provided to more than 16,000 service members and their families.

How They Help

Financial, emotional, and tiered support for our injured/ill service members and their families through the following programs: Family Support, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Specialized Equipment, Education and Career Transitioning, Rehabilitative Sports programs, and more.

How They Are Unique

The Semper Fi Fund has been awarded the highest ratings from watch dog groups: A+ Top Rated Charity from CharityWatch, and they are one of only three veteran nonprofits to receive this rating in recent years; and 4 Stars from Charity Navigator – a rating only given to 4% of all charities. They maintain an extremely low overhead – 6% – and they provide rapid assistance with no red tape.

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The basic ideal that drives their efforts is simple: for as much as our heroes have sacrificed, they deserve the best care and support available in their hour of need. The fund(s) are committed to being there at the time of injury or illness and for a lifetime if needed.

Coffee With a Cause

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Available at the Marine Corps Exchange

Jarhead Java is available at the Marine Corps Exchange at numerous locations.  Remember, 50% of all profits are donated to the SEMPER FI FUND and its program, AMERICA’S FUND.