Fisher House Foundation, Inc. is an international not-for-profit organization established to improve quality of life for members of the military, retirees, veterans, and their families. The Foundation builds comfort homes at military and VA medical centers and gifts them to the government. It assists with the coordination of private support and encourages public support for the network of comfort homes known as Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Houses. It works to educate and inform the military and veterans communities and their families, and the general public about Fisher Houses and provides necessary support to individual Fisher Houses as approved, and as permitted by the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the respective Armed Services. Other Quality of Life programs include a scholarship program for military children, a grants program for volunteer organizations with innovative plans for quality of life projects, the Hero programs, and individual assistance to members of the military and their families during a crisis.