Social Impact

Building Homes for Heroes

Growth Strategy to Support Wounded Veterans

Building Homes for Heroes builds and modifies homes and provides them mortgage-free to severely wounded veterans who have served the United States. The charity is committed to improving the lives of these veterans and their families by providing a path toward financial stability, a safe and supportive environment. The organization, along with support from its partners, provided thirty three homes for veterans in 2017.

Oliver Wyman social impact projects demonstrate its commitment and support of the local community, while enabling consultants and employees to pursue their passion. Our firm’s donation of time, personnel, and resources will enhance our client’s ability to deliver critical services to our nation’s veterans.
Mark Wise, Consultant, Oliver Wyman

Scope

Our project with Building Homes for Heroes aimed to help them grow their donation revenues, so that they could enhance their ability to fulfill the mission of providing homes for severely wounded veterans. We helped to provide a comprehensive growth strategy, supported by an analysis of the donor base for both cash donations and donations in-kind (such as homes and property) and an assessment of current marketing and operational practices.

Building Homes for Heroes is already one of the fastest-growing and most-respected veterans organizations in America. But with Oliver Wyman’s advice and support, we will undoubtedly achieve new heights in the coming years. Oliver Wyman’s market research and analysis, and actionable recommendations will allow us to build on our past successes and propel us to new levels of veteran support in the coming years
Jim Cummings, Acting President, Building Homes for Heroes

Impact

Our analysis provided a path for Building Home for Heroes to increase their effective revenue, by about 100 percent, potentially producing a similar increase in the impact delivered or number of families reached in the target population of severely wounded veterans.

It is clear that this charity has deeply impacted the lives of many families who sacrificed a lot for our country. Our team, consisting of Oliver Wyman veterans, really enjoyed supporting this group and hope that we have helped them to positively affect the lives of more veterans and their families.
Curtis Underwood, Partner, Oliver Wyman