Tug McGraw Foundation

Our Projects


Improving quality of life by CONNECTING others to best practices in research, programs, resources and awareness is at the core of everything we do…


The Tug McGraw Foundation believes in collaboration with other organizations. Our partners can be government, corporate, community or other non-profit players. Working together strategically on projects increases funding for research and maximizes resources. The outcome accelerates treatments and improving quality of life for all.


2016 Tug McGraw Foundation Programs and Projects



2015 Tug McGraw Foundation Programs

Education: Serving Those That Serve Discussion Series


Program: Brain Food Garden Vets Growing For Vets, Yountville, CA


Program: fStop Warrior Project at Wounded Warrior Battalion in Camp Pendleton, CA www.fstopwarrior.org


Program: Mixed Nutts www.mixednuts.org


Team McGraw Marine Corps Marathon and 10K in Washington, DC  www.teammcgraw.org


Research: Invisible Brain Injury Project


Collaborative Research Project with Accelerated Brain Cancer, San Diego, CA




2014 Projects, studies and Programs


TMF & ABC2 Research Grants

Team McGraw is teaming up again with ABC2 IN 2014 for a unique event to raise funds for San Diego brain cancer research. Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure is committed to speed the pace of research that will lead to new brain cancer therapies and, ultimately, a cure. In 2013, TMF and ABC2 raised over $150,000 for San Diego brain cancer research. TMF and ABC2 will continue to work together in maximizing funds for brain cancer research.


TMF’s Invisible Brain Injury Project

The Tug McGraw Foundation has partnered with CereScan Corp. of Denver, CO, and other leading organizations to seek new and more efficient identification of and treatment for invisible wounds such as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI).


The Invisible Brain Injury Project is aimed at addressing mTBI sustained by current and former military members, and is an endeavor sponsored in part by CereScan, a clinical facility dedicated to state of the art functional brain imaging for the identification of a wide array of brain based disorders. CereScan’s proprietary process includes the latest generation high resolution gamma cameras, highest quality radio-pharmaceuticals from GE Healthcare, industry's leading brain image reconstruction software, specially trained board-certified physicians and patent pending, research-based, functional brain data warehouse.


TMF's & One Mind Study with Brown and Tufts Universities


TMF & Veterans Medical Research Foundation Study

Veterans Medical Research Foundation study will evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced training method for community-based mental health providers learning Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). The method will be employed to treat veterans with Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD). Carie Rodgers, Ph.D., ABPP, at the VA San Diego Healthcare System based Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health will be the primary investigator for the study.


The prevalence of PTSD among veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn ranges from 8-20%, and the lifetime prevalence for Vietnam veterans has been reported to be over 30%. Approximately 25% of recent veterans who seek care at VA facilities have a diagnosis of PTSD.

The VA has undertaken a national effort to revise training for the treatment of PTSD within the VA system, however many veterans do not seek care within that system for a variety of reasons, including physical access, inconvenience, and perceived difficulty in navigating the large VA system. While community-based clinics and medical centers may be the most accessible venue for treatment, they have not received the training regimen offered by the VA.


Tug McGraw Foundation Programs

TMF'S fStop Warrior Project at Wounded Warrior Battalion

The F-Stop Warrior Project is a year long photography program offered through the Tug McGraw Foundation. The course is offered as part of the rehabilitation program for wounded warriors and will be an integral part of the Foundation’s efforts to support the recovery and transition of wounded, ill and injured veterans with Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Led by the distinguished photographer, Terence Ford, the F-Stop Project’s highest priority is to enable service members to discover both vocational and creative aptitudes in support of a successful life transition.


Program is held at Wounded Warrior Battalion at Camp Pendleton. Click here, to view their accomplishments and warrior images from 2013-2014.


Classes Tuesday-Thursday

Spouse Photography Programs begins May 19, 2014 at 1800


TMF'S Female Veterans Programs

The Tug McGraw Foundation and No Barriers Female Retreats helps veterans shat­ter personal barriers and reclaim lives by using mountaineering as the learning tool for setting ambitious goals, building world-class teams, innovating through obstacles, and stepping up to lead and serve others.

TMF'S Inspiring the Next Generation of Researchers and Doctors-CAPE Program at Duke University

The Tug McGraw Pre-Medical Internship has been established as the cornerstone of Duke’s Collegiate Athlete Pre-Medical Experience (CAPE) summer program. Students qualifying for the six-week internship rotate through the clinical practices of CAPE faculty and participate in inpatient rounding, outpatient clinics, and any didactic sessions that occur during the students’ time with their respective physicians. We are very proud of this program. You will be amazed on how effective this program is in accelerating students into medicine!


TMF’s Brain Food Garden at the Veterans Home of Yountville