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Brats Without Borders (BWB) is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1999. Our mission is to provide programming, outreach, and support that enriches the lives of Military "Brats" and other "Third Culture Kids" of all ages by raising awareness of their culture, contributions, and the challenges they face as children and adults. "Brat" is an historic, time-honored reference to individuals who have grown up in military families. In America alone, there are an estimated 2 million brats in active duty and reserve families, 15 million adult brats, and millions more who were raised in foreign service, NGO, and other internationally-mobile families. Together, these children are called "TCKs." Brats Without Borders acknowledges their existence as a unique subculture, recognizes their contributions, and celebrates their heritage.

If you would like to support our efforts by making a tax-deductible donation, please follow the instructions below. All funds go directly to Brats Without Borders (Federal Tax ID #58-2486120). Thank you for your help!

Donate Via Credit Card

To donate online via Credit Card, click the DONATE VIA CREDIT CARD button above, then follow the instructions. You can donate to a specific program or in honor/memory of an organization or loved one.


To donate online via Paypal, click one of the DONATE VIA PAYPAL buttons below, then follow the instructions.


To donate by Check or Money Order via snail mail:

  1. Click here to access our Snail Mail Donation Form.
  2. Fill out the form, print two (2) copies, then click the "SUBMIT" button.
  3. Keep one copy for your files.
  4. Mail the other copy to BWB, along with your check or money order made payable to "Brats Without Borders, Inc." to:
    Brats Without Borders, Inc.
    P.O. Box 9186
    Denver, CO 80209 USA


Please contact Brats Without Borders directly at or via the Snail Mail Donation Form.


If you are having trouble making an online donation, please describe the problem in detail to or call us toll-free at 855-USA-BRAT (872-2728)Please do not leave your credit card number on our answering machine!

projects & programs your donations support

Here are some of the projects and programs your donations support. If you would like your donation to go to a specific program, just let us know!

The BRAT Art Institute is the first multidisciplinary art institute for military brats in the world. Programs include art camps and workshops for military brats, led by professional artists who were also raised in military families; professional development and art curriculum for military-connected schools and students; community forums; and a library to collect and preserve military brat art, history, and research. A joint project of BWB and the Military Kid Art Project, it's all about fun, making connections, and expressing oneself.

Our Own Private Battlefield is a documentary work-in-progress by BRATS filmmaker Donna Musil about how one Marine family is healing the inter-generational effects of war and PTSD through art and film. You can see a 7-minute clip from this work-in-progress at Vimeo.

UNCLASSIFIED: The Military Kid Art Show, a contemporary art exhibit, celebrating and exploring the Military Brat subculture. Winner of the Newman's Own award for breaking the mold and creating innovative programs that improve the quality of life for military families, past and present. This exhibit is currently touring the country.

A Brats Without Borders BRATS Clubs™ is a safe place for children of active duty, reserve, and former military and military-connected personnel to gather, grow, and support each other through social, leadership, and community service activities. Led by adult "brats" who truly understand, these clubs give brats a place to call "home" - a place to have fun, while learning about their heritage.

Created in 2009, Brats Without Borders "BRATS 1.0" Educate-the-Educator & Teen Transition Workshops are designed and presented by adult military "brats" who have walked-the-walk, raising cultural competency by truly examining everything from the child's point-of-view: mobility, deployment, reintegration, PTSD, death and injury, even the racial alienation some feel when moving. Our Teen Transition Workshops help military teens prepare to transition out of the military or home from an overseas assignment.

Truman's Kids is a documentary work-in-progress by BRATS filmmaker Donna Musil about the long-term effect on military children of President Truman's 1948 Executive Order integrating the United States military. How has this "grand experiment" fared? How did living in integrated neighborhood 20 years before the Civil Rights Movement affect brats? Are they different from more rooted children? Can this experiment be replicated in other contentious areas? These are just a few of the questions this film will address.

Operation Military Brat has sponsored over 100 free screenings of BRATS: Our Journey Home around the world and on AFN Television in 178 countries (except the United States), reaching thousands of viewers. We've also distributed Military Brats Library to schools and libraries that serve large populations of military brats. You can now donate a gift of BRATS: Our Journey Home to your favorite school or library.