The Founder


The 14th Hour Foundation was founded by Kris Paronto or “Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles. Tanto is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environments throughout the world.

Tanto knows firsthand that the greatest needs of our fine heroes often occur in the months and years following their mission or fight – in their “14th Hour”.

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The Foundation


Our Mission

Our mission is to honor and support individuals and their families that have served and sacrificed to protect the American Homeland.

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Our Vision

This Fund is created for the purpose of providing Honor Grants to the individuals and immediate families of those that have served and sacrificed to protect the American Homeland and to other charitable organizations that support and promote awareness of the same.

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Our Purpose

Individuals and immediate families of individuals that served and sacrificed to protect the American Homeland too often have needs in the months and years following a related injury or death. For that person or that family, the 14th Hour is there in their hour of need.

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The 14th Hour Foundation Fund supports individuals and their immediate family that served to protect the American Homeland. The American Homeland extends to federal agencies and departments that preserve and secure human lives within and outside the United States of America. This fund also will support charitable organizations that promote awareness of the same.

One-Time Sponsorship

You’ll receive an emailed tax-deductible receipt from our fiscal sponsor, Midlands Community Foundation.

Midlands Community Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the 14th Hour Foundation, a designated fund of Midlands Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3), founded in 1994.

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Donate by Mail

For donate by mail- here’s our address:

14th Hour Foundation
P.O. Box 460976
Papillion, NE 68046

The 14th Hour Foundation is currently in the process of accumulating funds for our mission. Our promise is to be transparent and we look forward to issuing Honor Grants once a sustainable level of funds has been achieved. The application for Honor Grants will be posted on this website on a later date.