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FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Desmond Doss Foundation, and why was it formed?

(see Genesis on the About page)

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Who are the Board of Directors of the Desmond Doss Foundation and how are they chosen?

Based on experience, network of contacts and demonstrated passion to educate and influence young people to adopt the values of the Foundation. (see information about our Board of Directors)

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Where will the Desmond Doss Foundation operate?

The main offices and educational center will be located in Chattanooga, TN with satellite centers anticipated in the Great Lakes and Los Angeles regions. When the need arises, more centers will be developed.

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Is the Desmond Doss Foundation part of any other organization?

No, it is an independent foundation that exists for the purposes stated above.

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What are your donation policies?

More information on donations made to the Desmond Doss Foundation can be found on the Donate page; click on the More Information bar above the form.

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What is Your Privacy Policy?

Privacy Policy:

This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the Desmond Doss Foundation. This privacy notice applies solely to information collected by this website. It will notify you of the following:

1. What personally identifiable information is collected from you through the website, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.

2. What choices are available to you regarding the use of your data.

3. The security procedures in place to protect the misuse of your information.

4. How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about our programs, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

• See what data we have about you, if any.

• Change/correct any data we have about you.

• Have us delete any data we have about you.

• Express any concern you have about our use of your data.


We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a lock icon in the address bar and looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the Web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (240) 672-8496 or via email: info@dossfoundation.net, or use our contact form.

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What activities does the Desmond Doss Foundation support besides education?

The Foundation's outreach involves youth groups of all types, e.g., church and community based organizations, scouting, inner city programs and boys and girls clubs.

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Does the Desmond Doss Foundation focus on any particular age group?

As the focus is character development, our primary outreach is geared toward primary, elementary and early high school aged young people, however the curriculum and resources supplied by the Foundation have proven effectiveness for all ages including troubled youth. The Foundation's programs are exportable to residential settings, summer camps and traditional and home school curricula.

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How does the Desmond Doss Foundation deliver it's programs?

The principal method is via Train the Trainer type education applications through regularly scheduled teaching seminars. Grants/scholarships are provided so that attendees may participate without personal cost. Attendance includes all travel, housing, subsistence and resource materials. (see information about our Character Development Training Forums)

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Can resource materials be obtained without attendance at a teaching seminar?

Yes, resource materials are being developed that can be obtained as a complete unit.

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How does the Desmond Doss Foundation utilize the funds that are received through donations?

(see Stewardship on the About page)

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